To the Person Who Stole our Christmas Lights Last Week, Merry Christmas!
Updated: Dec 26, 2019
This is a different post than most others. Because last week my wife and I were victims to a type of crime that I didn't see coming: Christmas light theft!
Yes, someone last week stole our Christmas lights from our front lawn while we slept at night.
The Christmas lights in question, a set of fancy projector lights, were on display a total of 4 or 5 hours before I switched them off and went to bed. In the morning, they were gone. Stolen. Taken. Without a trace.
For a few days I joked to friends that I was a victim of crime.
I joked that, as a victim of crime, I understand others hardships better.
But to be honest, all of this wasn't very funny.
It was sad.
And it was not sad for us in losing our Christmas lights. It was sad because someone out there needed to steal them.
There is a ripple effect we create in life. Through our actions. In what we do to others.
There are moments when our good creates more good.
And there are moments when bad things happen.
Bad moments have ripple effects too.
Unless you make a conscious effort to stop them.
So that's what I decided to do.
Instead of buying new Christmas lights to replace those that were stolen, I decided to donate that money plus a bunch more to two local charities for troubled youth.
https://www.covenanthousebc.org/ - Helps troubled youth - Covenant House Vancouver’s purpose is to serve all youth, with absolute respect and unconditional love, to help youth experiencing homelessness, and to protect and safeguard all youth in need.
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