Kindness Idea

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Return Lost Belongings to the Owner

A healthy social life is found only, when in the mirror of each soul the whole community finds its reflection, and when in the whole community the virtue of each one is living - Rudolf Steiner

Have you ever lost anything? Perhaps it was something valuable, like a piece of expensive jewelry or a wallet with credit cards, or even a beloved pet. Do you remember how stressful it felt trying to find what you’d lost? Make your community a friendlier place by being an honest neighbor.


Being honest helps build trust in your community! It is always inspiring to hear stories about how lost belongings, especially valuable ones, are returned to the owners. It really makes people believe in the power of optimism and helps people understand the importance of honesty.

Step It Up

When you find something that doesn't belong to you, make an effort to find its owner. Items such as wallets or cell phones are likely to have some form of information to contact the owner. If you are at school or another public place, you can always return the item to the lost and found.

Keep It Simple

When you see someone drop something, pick it up and hand it to them. Don't ever keep something that you know belongs to someone else, no matter how trivial or insignificant it may seem to you.

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