It felt great to get out on the bike trails yesterday. The first ride of 2012.
However when I got back to my vehicle, tired after the eight mile ride, I was horrified to find the little pack under my seat where I put was wallet was empty! Somewhere out there in the 8 miles of track was my driver's license, credit and debit cards, my insurance cards, extra keys to my vehicle and home... everything. Gone.
I was due to meet friends out for dinner and knew I had to get home to shower and then to drive up to the suburbs. I immediately called to cancel my credit and debit cards, the rest would have to wait.
I made it to the dinner and had a nice evening. My buddy offered to ride the trail early this morning with me to look for it. We hit the trails at 8AM and had no luck. But, that's life... I just have to deal with it. :-(
It made me think of other times I have lost things. Big things. Phones, keys, cash... losing things is a part of life. We can let it beat us down or we can deal with it. I wasn't going to let this little thing affect my year. I was not going to say: "oh great... what a way to start the year!" I just started planning and doing what I needed to do to take care of things.
I installed new locks on my home. I didn't want to come home from work to find an empty house since someone now knew my address and had my house key! I was deciding what to do about my vehicle when I hear my doorbell ring.
A guy and his daughter stood at my door. He told me that he found something of mine yesterday. He handed me back my wallet! He restored my faith in humanity.
I think I'll add a new "New Year's Resolution": Pay it forward.