Good deeds do not go unnoticed


The slight shimmer of light caught her eye.  She slowed her pace and bent down to get a closer look at the small item that was reflecting the sunlight.  The square brown patch in the slush was embossed with gold initials on the corner.  She swept the snow from around the edges and picked up the water-logged wallet.  It was thick and seemed to be bulging with a collection of colorful bills.  She opened the fold of the wallet to a rainbow of Canadian money starting from twenties and ending with thousand dollar bills.  The discovery shocked her and she quickly put the wallet in her purse before anyone noticed what she had unearthed.


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With her head down she made her way through the crowd on the sidewalk and into her office.  She sat quietly in her cubicle, turning the wallet over in her hands and battling with the angel and the demon on her opposite shoulders.  They were both full of very strong opinions regarding her discovery and made no qualms about sharing their thoughts.  She listened intently to both arguments before making her judgement.

Her boss understood her need to leave the office briefly and after struggling to get back into her winter coat, she made her way to the local police station to report her find.  The officer logged her information and got her hopes up slightly by telling her if the wallet was not claimed within thirty days, the contents would belong to her.  She left the station with her head held high, knowing she had done the right thing.

A week later she received a call from the police station asking her to come in as soon as possible.  She arrived and was handed an envelope.  The lucky circumstance of finding the wallet and turning it in resulted in a reward of five thousand dollars.  The angel on her shoulder simply smiled and nodded.


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15 thoughts on “Good deeds do not go unnoticed

  1. My husband loses things fairly regularly. He ALWAYS gets them back again. So I am incredibly grateful to the people who return them. (Once had a taxi driver drive all the way back to the airport in Trinidad because my husband left his passport in the taxi. Phew!)

  2. I’ve lived in Spain too long. I was expecting them to give her the wallet, less the money! Nice reflection on those devils and angels.

  3. A good story… yes, the angle and devil would be having a time of it. I would have listened to the angle too… some would say ‘Sucker’… I think not. Loved your last line.

  4. Life is full of such choices & when the angel wins,its a win for humanity:-)Am glad that it turned out to be “lucky” in more ways than one for the narrator-a sweet story:-)

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