Finder’s keepers, or do a good deed?

Recently, an elderly friend lost a bracelet in Thrifty’s Parksville store. She is heartbroken. That got me to reflect that generally speaking, we as a society have a ‘finder’s keepers’ mindset instead of thinking about the person who lost an item.

By a certain age many, if not most, of us have lost material items that were either of monetary or sentimental value, with little hope a finder would be honest and care enough to make inquiries.

Your friends may say, “Don’t be stupid. You found it, it’s yours.” I would respond, “Wouldn’t you like to get back what you lost?”

Let’s change our society one good deed at a time.

Suzanne Jones

Nanoose Bay

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