I truly believe that the good outweighs the bad in this world. Somewhere along the line, we became more intrigued with the evil around us and decided to shine a spotlight on that and only that. I think that it’s important to be aware of bad things and wrong doings in order to be properly prepared or to prevent them all together. It is naive to shut your eyes completely, BUT I think we need to give the good some of the spotlight too! If only to remind ourselves and the rest of the world that the sun shines more often than storm blows, let’s take a moment to Focus on the Good!
While scrolling down my FB timeline, I read a post shared by a friend explaining a little girl’s tragic loss of her two favorite toys. A father took to Facebook on July 16, 2018 from a small town in Charles County, Maryland to show footage of a woman entering his yard and stealing his daughter’s toys.
“It was pretty sad when she came to me this morning and said two of her favorites were missing from underneath the apple tree where she played until 9 PM Saturday night. I decided to investigate and review our video footage. I am very surprised to find someone coming into our yard and toting away toys. I sure hope that this person thought the toys needed a little adventure and will be returning them soon and I hope these dinos and dragons find their way back to their rightful owner. #toystory be on the look out for #dinosaurs and #dragon “
I began to read the comments on the shared post and found something that made my heart melt and restored a bit of the faith I had lost in humankind. Sgt. Bobby Bagley of the La Plata Police Department replied to the post with a series of photos and comments documenting the rescue and adventures of the toy dragon.
Sgt. Bagley recovered the child’s friend, got his broken arm fixed by the kind folks at the Charles Regional Medical Center, and took the dragon on an epic ride along! W&ML reached Sgt. Bagley and thanked him for his service and going above and beyond the call of duty. He replied, “Thank you very much! I was just doing my job and trying to help a little girl feel better.”
Thank you again Sgt Bagley! Not only for helping a little girl, but for helping us big girls and boys to remember that good is still out there and thriving. We just have to do a better job of giving it time to shine!