Honesty impresses owner

I am the owner of Your Dollar Store With More in Ponoka and just recently I received a letter in the mail that brought me to tears.

Dear Editor:

I am the owner of Your Dollar Store With More in Ponoka and just recently I received a letter in the mail that brought me to tears. The letter was written by hand on a little piece of lined paper and read:

“A year ago (maybe a bit longer) I took a small square mirror plaque from the shelf to read the engraving on it, in so doing it slipped from my fingers and fell against the metal base of the stand. A corner was shattered. Coward that I was I put it back on the shelf with the other and said or did nothing. My conscience will not let me rest until I confess my cowardice and guilt and pay the cost and beg your forgiveness.”

All I can say is, wow. To find this kind of honesty in our world today is unprecedented. I am humbled beyond belief that somebody would be so brave as to send this. It doesn’t matter who you are, of course you are forgiven and thank you so much.

Cynthia Gabert