My middle-child, Megan, came home from school today walking in with a half-smile on her face and set a card on the kitchen counter. She never said a word about the card, or anything for that matter, about her day. She went down the hall and to her room not making a peep.
Shortly after dinner, I again, noticed the card sitting on the counter and picked it up to see what it was and who is was from. I didn't recognize the handwriting so I opened the flap of the envelope and carefully pulled out the contents. It was a floral patterned Thank You card, thanking my daughter for her good deed. "Wait a minute, what deed?" I said to myself. I had to find Megan and discover what this was all about! She hadn't said a word to me!
I went down the hall towards her room and knocked on the door. She opened the door, I held up the card so that she could see it, and with a smile on my face, I asked her, "what good deed did you do and not tell me about?"
"Oh Mom it's no big deal." she said.
Then I gave her the look, the kind with one hand on the hip and one foot tapping the floor that clearly says, you better tell me or else!
"Okay Mom," and she proceeded to tell me the details.
This is how it went....
She went off campus to lunch with her friends and noticed a black cell phone sitting on a lunch table next to her, thinking the person who owned it was refilling a drink or in the bathroom, she ignored it. About 20 minutes later, her lunch was over with, and the phone was still sitting there with nobody around. She made the decision to pick it up and see if she could figure out who it belonged to.
Without hesitation, she scrolled through the Contacts List looking for a three lettered name, MOM. When she found it, she hit Send and called someone's Mom.
'MOM' answered the call, and Megan explained who she was and that she found the cell phone at the lunch place she ate at. She further explained that if it were her cell phone she would want someone to try to return it to her because she knew how expensive new phones were.
Megan decided it was best to take it back to her school and leave it in the office since it belonged to a student that went to her school. The 'mom' was happy with the decision and planned on picking it up after school.
The next morning at school, an announcement came over the loud speaker into Megan's first hour class requesting that she report to the office. She immediately thought to herself, "what did I do now?" as she wiggled out of her chair and walked quickly to the office.
Waiting for her on the office counter was a small card with her name written on the front. She opened the flap of the envelope and carefully pulled out the card and read it.
Just a note to thank you for returning my son's phone to a safe place! I am so impressed by your refreshing honesty and I appreciate your kind deed and thoughtful heart.
Warmly, Mrs. Davis
Out of little white envelope dropped a gift card as a thank you for her good deed. What an especially nice gesture this MOM did to thank a kid for her good deed.
I'm so proud of my daughter for finding the phone, taking the initiative to call the MOM, and arranging to turn it in to a safe place for the MOM to pick up.
As a parent, it makes me so happy she did the right thing.
As a "mom" it makes my heart happy and grateful.