Their parents must have taught them right, at least partly right.
Recently, a lady in Saint Paul Minnesota had a package she had been waiting for, stolen off her porch. That seems to be more common these days, which is unfortunate.
The strange thing about the story is the thief left a thank you note. I kid you not. Where the package should have been been was a handwritten note that said, “So just a quick little thank you for leaving me the opportunity of stealing your package. Very nice of you. Thank you,” the note was signed “The new owner of your package.”
The original owner of the package felt a little conflicted. She thought the note was nice, but was a little cranky about having her package stolen. And you can’t really blame her.
But the thief summed it up nicely when he said, “Thank you for the opportunity of stealing your package.” Having the opportunity may not excuse his bad behaviour, but it helps explain it.
How often when we are tempted by something, is the devil simply taking advantage of an opportunity that we presented him with? Probably more than we want to admit.
You’d think the least he could do would be to leave a thank you note.
Have a great week and remember: To see what is possible, you’ll have to attempt the impossible.