A few months ago a “Key-West” keychain sporting a Volkswagon key sits alone in the street as I drift by walking my dog. After contacting the police hoping they have a lost-and-found and knocking on a few of the neighbors doors; I could not find the owner of the key.
I liked the KW keychain so I put the spare keys to my truck on it and tossed the keys in that notorious “junk-drawer” we all have in the kitchen. I forgot attaching my keys to the ring but I knew the VW key was tucked away in hiding.
With the day off today, I said to myself, today is a good day for me to find the spare keys to my truck in case I should need them.
Yesterday, on the outskirts of my neighborhood, I noticed two Volkswagons on top of the hill. Another thing on my to-do list for today was to check in with them and see if they lost a VW key.
Grabbing the key today to go knock on the door and see if they are the rightful owner, I notice two silver keys dangling from it. Apparently I used the key chain to store my spare keys and forgot doing so.
Standing behind the door is a man with an Eastern European accent and I like to learn a word or two in every language. It is his spare key. After the key exchange, I ask the gentleman where he is from. He staunchly answers…Bulgaria. So now I know how to say “friends” in Bulgarian.
In doing a good deed today I accomplish something that was on my to- do list while knocking off a second item on my list.
There’s a negative saying that no good deed goes unpunished. I choose to reframe that saying and say good deeds are re-warded.
Today I found my spare keys and spent no time in searching for them as they popped out of the junk-drawer and I learned a new word. I feel rewarded to have my spare keys and I am happy I can greet someone in the Bulgarian language.
Thanks for reading my приятелиv (friends in Bulgarian)