Festive spirit abounds

Resident has faith renewed after the actions of a stranger

On Dec 11 , I was Christmas shopping at Walmart, and in a frenzy, left my purse in my shopping cart when I returned it to the outdoor shopping cart area, probably after unloading all of my bags and in a hurry to get to my next destination.

I quickly realized within 10 minutes what I had done. I frantically went back to the Walmart parking lot, searched everywhere for my purse and ran inside to wait at customer service to ask if a purse had been turned in.

I only waited maybe four minutes, but it felt like an hour, going over in my head all of the things I would need to cancel(credit cards, cell phone, bank accounts), and becoming increasingly more anxious and nervous.

When it was my turn, I asked the woman at the service desk. She smiled and looked at me, and paused so long, I had to ask again. She stated that a very nice woman had promptly brought a purse back in and left a note with it.

Once I was able to identify my purse, I opened it up to read the note.

The note stated that she had found my purse and had immediately taken it inside to the customer service area, and that nothing had been touched inside my purse. She then signed her first name only, no phone number, and then God Bless. My purse was intact and nothing had been taken.

I think this is a very timely reminder for myself and others to remember that during the hustle and bustle of this busy time of year, that we stop to remember that there truly are really nice, honest, trustworthy people in our community.

I did not expect to find my purse again, I will be quite honest.

I am sharing this in the hopes to pay this forward and for others to also pay it forward this season.

 

Stacy McMorran

Coldstream