Wednesday, January 30, 2008

There is Good in the World

As we travel through this sometimes rough world of ours, every once in a while a story comes along that renews our faith in humankind!

A friend sent me this story recently about a woman who found a fancy camera in the back seat of a New York City cab. She and her fiance set off to find the owner of this camera. It didn't prove to be an easy task. They left no stone unturned. They meticulously studied the photographs in the camera, made many phone calls and most importantly... never gave up!

It would have been easier to give up. Most people probably would have. The sleuthing and the search were a time consuming hassle. Who could expect someone to go to all that trouble?

Luckily for the camera's owner, these people didn't give up and felt it was the honest, decent and considerate thing to do. They eventually did track down the camera's owner in Australia! He was most grateful, not just to receive the camera back, but to have preserved the photos that it held. For him it was about the memories, not the material object. Most of us would feel the same, I'm sure.

What a world it could be if we all treated each other with this sort of concern and respect. This particular story goes above and beyond an honest person finding and returning a lost item. There was a lot of work and effort involved in the act of returning the item. It required time, energy, commitment and concern for another person's feelings. It is an awesome display of the very best of human nature!

Read the full story at Yahoo news: Photo Clues Lead to Camera's Owner and be inspired!

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