Monday, September 14, 2009

Thank You Mike...Whoever You Are !

After all the rude behavior I witnessed this past week, between the South Carolina Senator yelling "your a liar" to our President , to Kanye West disrespecting Taylor Swift at the VMA Awards, I was beginning to think kindness, integrity and honesty were becoming antique ideas. No matter your music taste or political affiliation, the places those two men (I use the term men loosely) choose to express their opinion were totally inappropriate and immature. Shame on them!
This past weekend, something happened to my son that restored my faith in my belief that people are basically good and honest. I got a phone call from a guy named Mike. Mike was calling me from my son's cell phone. My youngest son is on vacation in Myrtle Beach and must have lost his phone. This honest young man Mike was calling the contacts listed on the cell phone, trying to locate it's owner. Now a less honest person could have found the phone, a very good phone I might add, and popped out the memory card and walked away with a new phone. My son contacted Mike and they met up later that evening to hand over the cell phone. Mike expected no reward, but was doing this because it was the right thing to do...gotta love his integrity! I'm proud to add that my son said thank you to Mike with a nice gift card (you make your mama proud).
So Mike...wherever you are, I tip my hat to you and say a huge THANK YOU!!!
Until next kind and stay creative.


Amanda said...

Thanks for sharing that story. There are lots of good and decent people today, they just don't make the news.

For what it's worth - I think Wilson is a decent guy (I live in SC), but he got caught up in the moment. What he did was VERY wrong, and he has apologized. I am not one to persecute him more because I have made the same mistake many a time; letting my mouth get ahead of my brain.

Tweed Delights said...

I've had a bit of a 'rubbish' evening - your story has restored my faith in human nature . . . well, almost :)!

Tweed Delights said...

Sorry, me again! Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog :)!
From your pal in the Hebrides :)
Alison x

Wanda said...

It's stressful times for everyone I guess...even the tennis player was rude on court this weekend...but I have met the nicest people while blogging!

Kelly Ann said...

Finally a story about someone doing something right...what gives with all the rudeness.

Patsy said...

It is so nice to be reminded that there are kind, mannerly, considerate people out in the world. Unfortunately in our society bad behavior gets you news worthy, not good. Thanks for sharing!!!

Marilyn said...

Love your story. I, too, think that there are alot of kind and decent people. Sometimes, people who are "celebrities", get a little too full of themselves and seem to think they are better than everyone else.

I agree with Amanda, though. On mouth has been way too far ahead of my brain! :)

Jacquelyn said...

Janet, good morning and thanks for visiting me on my blog! I'm actually going to make the sandwiches for our supper tonight. Ouch, I'm also one of those who can get the mouth going ahead of the brain at times...But I wanted to tell you that the same thing actually happened to me regarding the cell phone. My son lives in SC and I'm in Ohio. One day I received a call from his phone and at first I was very scared because I couldn't totally understand what the person was saying (they talk differently down there!!). But indeed, this stranger had found my son's phone lying on the sidewalk and took the time to call "mom" from the list of contacts. The phone was returned. I was just as totally amazed as you were! Isn't it a shame that we are amazed? Thanks for sharing this, and for reminding me too that there are some very decent and kind people who don't make the headlines.

Fifi Flowers said...

There is goodness in the world... however our media doesn't show much of it... they seem to like making life negative... SAD... we ALL need to be more positive!
ENJOY your week!