You’re Not What I Expected

So, the thing is – it’s easy being jaded and cynical. And then something happens, and you’re reminded that there is a lot pure, unbridled honesty left to discover.


Today I was in full hustle mode. I hauled the kids in and out of the car 50 times and every time I opened my mouth, the same two words fell out – ‘Quick sticks!’

Towards the end of the day everyone was over it. As we left a doctors appointment, I juggled the baby on my hip and put my wallet on the roof of our car as I strapped The Wild One into his seat.

I bet you can see where this is going – of course I drove off and my wallet went flying. By the time I realised what had happened and returned an hour later it was gone. So I sat on the curb, shed a few sorry-for-myself-tears and started making calls to cancel my cards.

But I bet you don’t see this part coming….

At dinner time the door bell rang. A guy stood there holding my wallet. Nothing was missing and he had driven for 25 minutes to return it. “It’s just what you do,” he said.


Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end – Scott Adam.

Thank you to the man who returned my wallet. You created a ‘ripple’ that turned into a roar and reminded me that people are genuine and honest.

If anyone has it right, it’s our three year old. His shining, open face always expects the good. From everyone. All the time. Which makes me wonder – how did I get to be this jaded and cynical person in the first place?


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