Yesterday I saw what I thought was a wallet laying on the side of the road when I was returning home from bicycling. I turned around to be sure. It WAS a wallet, with a scattering of money, 20's and 100's in the ditch that had poured out of it. There was even more inside! I gathered it up as best I could, even chased a few bills down the road that were blowing in the wind. I took all of it home to figure out about it all. I counted it out... $3,500. WOW!!! First off, who carries $3500 in cash around in their wallet?
I wanted to use it for myself, to fix my car and pay some bills. Especially in this day of the virus scare and since I'm off the clock from work for having a medical event at work... it would be such a help. I considered throwing out the ID and cards in it, just keeping the cash. I thought, if you never tell anyone where you got it, nobody will ever question and it will be so helpful! It sounded SOO good, but the more I thought about it I found I couldn't. What if that was my money that was lost, or if I was an employer and that was to pay 4 people for a week of work? What if that was to feed my children or pay my bills for the month? There's enough pain and need out there already. I choose to do right. I will go tomorrow to the home on the license and hopefully find the owner of the wallet.
That much money doesn't fall out of the sky, much as I wish it would. I am glad to do the right thing for someone else.