Honesty and generosity don’t seem to have much of a place in the mainstream news. But alternate sources tell a different story, like the adventures of a New York woman who recently discovered that her husband had recycled an old refrigerator without knowing she had hidden money in it. A lot of money.
When she alerted the recycling center, their truck driver launched a search. He had to persevere, searching through heaps of scrap metal and old cars. He finally found it, bags of cash - about $5,000 worth. He returned them to the grateful woman… remarkable!
One might wonder how many other small acts of simple honesty and generosity like this happen everyday, completely unreported. It emphasizes that most of us are honest and will do the right thing, simply because that’s our nature.
Wouldn’t it be something to make headlines out of that? Well, we can, in our own lives, by placing importance on such tales… more than the attention we give to politics, what celebrities are wearing, and base ball scores.
This is what really counts in our economy: the wealth of honesty.