I take several walks a day in the area around my office and sometimes I bring a tennis ball with me to bounce on the ground as I’m walking.
Yesterday, the ball got away from me and rolled under a car in the supermarket parking lot. Rather than get on the ground to retrieve it, I figured I’ll just keep going and get another tennis ball another time.
A couple hours later, I was taking another walk, and someone had retrieved the ball and left it on a grass strip near the sidewalk, pretty much exactly where I had lost it.
I thought it was cool that somebody took the time to put it back so that whoever lost it would find it again.
When we lose something that’s really important and valuable, it’s awesome when it’s returned to us.
If we lose something that’s not too valuable, it’s still pretty cool that somebody took the time to return it.