Safe return of wallet is proof of people’s honesty

Sunday was a busy day for our family, and like many others here in the city, it included a road trip out of the city to enjoy a family Easter dinner.

However, a few miles down the road, I had a sudden realization that my wallet was not in my pocket, and to my growing horror, I knew exactly where I had left it: on the trunk of my car.

I quickly drove back to the location of my senior moment, and after checking with a few of the local stores, I was disheartened to find no wallet had been turned in.

Fearing the worst, I did what most of us would do. I immediately called and cancelled all my debit and credit cards before they could be used maliciously. And then feeling pretty low, I continued on to the Easter dinner that I was now late for.

It was hard to shake the feelings of stupidity on my part for doing something so silly. Later, as my wife and I headed back into the city, I started to plan my Monday around obtaining a new driver’s licence, health-care card, along with all the other things we keep in our wallets aside from our bank cards.

We also talked about how if someone did find my wallet, how they might return it, since there was no phone number in it, and we are not listed in the phone book.

It seemed there were only two options: either turn it into the RCMP or drop it off at the house. Since we were not home that afternoon, we wondered, just maybe, might someone drop it in our mailbox?

Imagine our unbridled joy when upon arriving back home we did indeed find my wallet in our mailbox. To the individual(s) who returned my wallet, with everything in its place, including my DQ free sundae coupons and my free Tim’s coffee (the only thing I won from roll up the rim), a huge thank you.

To my fellow Red Deerians, I hope this story encourages you today and is a reminder that we live in a great city with plenty of great, hardworking, honest people.

I should have never doubted you. Feel free to stop in so I can personally thank you, and I will treat you to a DQ sundae, or if you prefer, a Timmy’s coffee.

Again, thank you and God bless.

Pastor Randal Neufeld

West Park Church of the Nazarene

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