Lost and Found by Miriam Hendeles
Here is a familiar scenario to which we can relate. You are rushing, stressed out and need to take care of something. You have deadlines to achieve. You are looking for something that you put somewhere safe.
It is not there. Maybe it is your cell phone, or your sunglasses or your wallet.
What? Why? Where could it be? You look all over. In the drawer. Back where you remember putting it.
You have no time to look more because you are late to the appointment that you had (the one for which you needed that item), and you must get there on time.
So you go. But you are worried about the item.
This scenario happened to our family in NY (where we were for a week) the other day on the way to a wedding. Substitute wedding for appointment. Item lost= expensive rings. Person stressed = not me, but another member of my family (anonymous to protect the stressed out one).
You already know how this story ends.
Lots of angst, lots of prayer (Hey, the jewelry had sentimental value, if not only monetary), and a bit of blame (Who was that worker, housekeeper who worked in the house the other day? They for sure took it!).
And then….we decided to trust. Put some money in the charity box for a good cause.
Daven to Hashem that the lost items should be found…soon, by the one who misplaced it.
Well, the next day (after more searching and obsessing), my family left NY to travel back to Los Angeles. As I was coming out of security and heading back to the gate, I saw a text on my phone.
It was from the One Who Lost the Items.
“Found it. All because of your good wishes. Thanks so much. Love…”
Yay! Lost and Found!
Who was the Bard who said, “All’s well that ends well…?”