Earlier in the course, you wrote about losing something. Today, write about finding something. For your twist, view day four’s post and today’s post as installments in a series.
Today’s assignment is supposed to be a continuation of our fourth post. My Day 4 topic was about my stolen coins. So here goes the second part…
When I wrote about my coins that were stolen, I was very depressed and angry then. I wanted to know who stole it. And I even thought that whoever stole it would come to me and admit what he did and ask forgiveness for what he has done. And I thought that for this post’s part II, I will be able to tell you who the culprit was and why he did it.
However, it didn’t happen. Up to this day, I still don’t know who he or she was. But I’m not as depressed and mad anymore as when I first wrote about it. I already forgave whoever stole it. It was valuable to me but I learned to accept that it’s already gone.
This incident has taught me a lot of lessons. I hope these help you too.
- Keep your valuable stuff in the safest place. You won’t realize how important it is until it’s gone.
- Lock your room when not at home. This will lessen the temptation for others to go inside a room that was left unlocked.
- Learn to accept a loss. Those coins were of sentimental value to me even if it wasn’t much. It was hard for me that they’re gone but I learned to accept it. Everything in this world is temporary. Those coins were just one of my material things. I have a lot more things right now that I have to be thankful about. My family, my daughter – they are way better than these material stuff.
- Everything happens for a reason. I don’t know the reason behind the stealing of my coins but I hoped he used it for a good purpose. I don’t know either why it was taken from my possession. Maybe to teach me these lessons.
- Last but not the least, forgive and forget. I think this is the hardest but definitely the best lesson I learned. Like what I mentioned earlier, I already forgave whoever stole my coins. Forgetting about it is in the process but I know I’m getting there.