Our family tries very hard to be honest. We are the kind of folks that finds a football in a deserted park and leaves it there because it isn’t ours (our son learned this at an early age). We are the kind of family that finds a wallet full of cash and turns it into the nearest store. We don’t cheat on our taxes or lie to save our own skins. We believe that being dishonest is not how to live life. It just isn’t right, and we don’t want to be around those that are dishonest. “What goes around, comes around” is one of my favorite mottos.
As my husband has been traveling on business, we have been lax in removing all of our holiday yard ornaments. We haven’t had the lights on, but we haven’t taken them down yet. We have been swamped with a family wedding and lots of activities. Taking down
the ornaments has been on my “to do list” for about 2 weeks now.
This morning, my son and I woke up to find that someone during the night had stolen 2 of our white, spiral trees and our BEVO (Texas Longhorn ornament) from our front lawn. The BEVO was given to us by my mother-in-law a few years ago, and has been a joy to put up each Christmas. Now, someone else has it. Someone felt it would be funny to take something that wasn’t theirs.
At first, I was very angry. Why on earth would someone do that? Now, I realize that I need to forgive and move on. My son and I will say a prayer for those that felt stealing was fun. We will also make a few signs and post them in our yard:
Bevo lawn decoration
I firmly believe in the 80/20 rule. 80% of the population is good and honest. It is that other 20% that you have to worry about. Our family will work very hard to remain in the 80%. For the 20%, you have my prayers.