A few weeks ago I wrote about an explosion of theft I experienced years ago in another school.
I thought of those terrible days when I walked into my classroom this morning. As I placed my satchel on my desk, I saw my pocketbook on my chair, right where I had left it the previous afternoon. Indicative of how worn out I am in these days when we’re sucking wind and awaiting spring break, I left school yesterday without my purse and never realized it until I found it this morning.
Years ago when I saw so many thefts of purses, I started leaving my pocketbook locked in my car each day. I continued that practice for years – never bringing my purse into the building until just recently, just in the last year.
As I looked at the pocketbook this morning, I immediately worried about stolen credit cards, stolen money, stolen identity and all of those fears we all have. I had no one to blame but myself. Much to my delight, when I opened the purse, all of my credit cards and money were still there, right where I had left them the previous day.
Sometimes I do really dumb things.
Usually, the good Lord takes care of me when I do dumb things!