I had a suitcase filled with my personal information and personal things to do. My glasses, contacts and 2 gifts from my Sons from long ago were in the suitcase. Unaware of any danger, I locked my car with the suitcase standing up behind the drivers seat.There wasn’t a reason to believe it would not be safe.
The car was parked approximately 3 feet from the house. While I slept, someone burst the window out and took the suit case. The zipper did not work well. As they escaped some papers fell out. The neighbor brought them to me.
If has been over a month and I continue to think of things that may have been in the suitcase.
Repairing the window cost $200.00. Items of value in the suitcase were over $300.00. These are the ones I remember, perhaps there are more. The feeling of violation pierces sharply. Even the call to the police added to my sadness.
My sin in the Suitcase memory was Procrastination. Five minutes to take the suitcase down stairs, or two minutes to pop it in the trunk would have eliminated the theft. My mom used to say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. I left it in the car with these thoughts: I will work from it tomorrow. Need to take my glasses downstairs. Perhaps I will throw this suitcase away when I have finished the paperwork… Too late…..
A box of blank checks may have been in the suitcase. I closed my bank account and took a day to inform those needing the new information.
Yes, $500.00 would have been saved by 5 minutes of action!
This morning, I am thinking of those whose lives where abruptly interrupted by the fires in California. The destruction of Dominica, Puerto Rico and some in Florida is fresh in my memory. The loss of one little item that was in the suitcase sends thoughts to my soul weekly …..Dear God, my thoughts are barely a taste. They do not compare with a catastrophic loss….no home, no pictures, jewelry, vehicle, job, water or food….
Today, I pray God…please send your Holy Spirit to Comfort them. For those who do not know you, send and angel to minister to them.
Thank you for teaching me to live in present time.
Do you procrastinate? Don’t! Now, it’s time for us to,