Tuesday, December 6, 2011

What Was Lost Is Now Found

That old TV show “Kids Say The Darndest Things” used to crack me up (and no… I am not old enough to know the Art Linkletter version – just the Bill Cosby remake of it!). Kids do say the darndest things.

 And every now and again, they say something profound. Such was the case with my son, Cody, the other day. So, awhile back, we got our kids phones to carry on them in case of emergency. In this day and age, it just seemed like the smart thing to do. They were nothing fancy, just capable enough to make a call or send a limited text message.

 Sure enough, our son managed to lose his within just a few days. Of course, in his words, it wasn’t lost… it was just “misplaced.” Forget the reminders on always putting things back in the same place so you know where they are… I was so bummed he had managed to “misplace” the phone after his insistence that he was responsible enough to handle such a thing. I am not quite sure when something is officially “lost”, but after 10 months of searching for the thing he “misplaced” I considered the phone lost.

 We weren’t about to get him a new one – my husband and I are of the “live and learn” variety – and Cody had to learn to live without. Just the other day the weather turned cold enough where we live so that Cody had to go get his heavy winter coat.

 Low and behold, he reaches into the pocket and finds his long “lost”, “misplaced” phone. The smile across his face was priceless. He quickly recounted the story to me and concluded his amazing discovery by saying… “I always thought I would find my phone again one day. I just didn’t think that the day would be today!”

 His words froze me in my tracks. How often do we believe something good might happen “one day”? If you are like me, I have thought that before.

 However… how often do we truly believe that “one day” might be TODAY? And, if that’s the case, doesn’t that type of thinking keep us stuck where we are, never expecting something better… even as early as TODAY?


  1. thank you for a great story Kristi. Great book, do I have to purchase it for gifts through Amazon? I don't know what my profile is? Makiado

  2. Ha, that's a great story although my variant is usually finding a 5 or 10 spot in a coat pocket wondering what it came from.