This past week, we went out to eat. We took an Uber. I had just run in from being out with my daughter, and set my purse down before we left. It was a purse that wasn’t very deep, and snapped at the top, but I failed to snap it.
I’m sure you know where this story is going. Foreshadowing. It’s a writer’s forte. (Hint hint.)
We got in the car and had the most pleasant driver. We shared in the most engaging conversation. Once we arrived at the restaurant, we ran into dear friends and began talking about our home remodel. They wanted to see pictures. I reached into my purse, and there was no phone to be found.
Fortunately, my husband had his. And he, too, had pictures to share. I knew I had my phone when I was with my daughter just moments before, so I must have set it down somewhere at home. I’d look when we returned. No worries.
We enjoyed a leisure dinner, chatting with friends, and as we were finishing, in walked our Uber driver. He said, “Hey, remember me? Are you missing anything?”
Trigger… my phone.
I said, yes, my phone. He asked me what it looked like. I told him it was black. An Android Edge with a wedding picture of my husband and I as my screensaver. He said he couldn’t get past the password to unlock the screen to see it. Then he handed it to me. I quickly unlocked the phone and showed him the picture.
I had left my favorite pair of reading glasses in the back seat of an Uber once before, and after many phone calls, they were never found.
But this man drove to us to deliver my phone. Before I even realized it was lost! What a great man! And then he sat and waited for us to finish our dinner, then drove us home.
There are still good people out there. Everyday. I promise. Just look around you.
Why not try to catch others doing good rather than always being on the lookout to catch someone doing something wrong or bad? And praise them for doing so!Or better yet, why not be one of those good ones left out there, and do good yourself?
Let’s all strive to make this world a better place. We can’t control the actions of others. But we can do good ourselves. And when someone does good to us, like our Uber driver, we can most certainly pass it on!
And let our people learn to devote themselves to good works, so as to help cases of urgent need, and not be unfruitful. Titus 3:14
Love and laughter,