Wednesday, January 25, 2012

A Breath of Fresh Air and Renewed Faith

It's not often that a hard nosed cynic like me experiences a moment of renewed faith in my fellow man.

About a year ago, I received a call from a gentleman in Maine who was interested in purchasing a piece of land adjacent to his. The problem was one of communication with the owner; he was in California. In fact, he lived within walking distance from my office.

Thanks to my internet presence, the gentleman contacted me and asked if I would communicate his interest in the property to the owner. He offered me $1000 if he got his price or $500 if he had to pay more.

Without giving it any thought, I quickly jotted off a letter explaining the particulars and put it in his mailbox.

About a year later, out of the blue, I received a call from the Buyer telling me that he had indeed bought the property, paid a bit over what he wanted and as promised, wanted my mailing address so he could send me a check for $500.

This kind of behavior is rare in my world and it was so uplifting to me. I just felt the need to express my joy, not so much in the money I received, but by the honesty and integrity that still exists in the world.

With all the problems we all deal with, sometimes it does rain manna from heaven!