Imperfect life

Sarah Darling’s life got seriously plunged into an a imperfect life when she discovered she lost her most loved diamond ring.

She almost never took it off, but it was giving her a bit of a rash so she did, zipping it in her coin purse for safe keeping. Later, she absentmindedly emptied the contents of that purse into the collection cup of Billy Ray Harris, who is homeless and often stays under a bridge in Darling’s hometown. — A good deed– that gave her happiness. It wasn’t until the next day that she realized her ring was gone. These were her words then. “It was horrible. It was such a feeling of loss,” Darling said. “It meant so much to me beyond just the financial value.” Was she happy after losing the ring?

Billy Ray Harris, who is homeless and often sleeps under a bridge, however noticed the ring in his bowl and instead of pawning it off and making a few extra bucks, kept the ring safely, hoping for the owner to return for it. How usual is that for a homeless man to do?

Darling however went back to the place she had given her money to Mr. Harris, He was gone. But she returned the next day and found Billy Ray Harris there. Sarah Darling asked him … ‘I don’t know if you remember me, but I think I gave you something that’s very precious to me,’ and he said, ‘Was it a ring? Yeah, I have it, I kept it for you “. Imagine how Happy Sarah would have been when she heard this? Imagine how Happy Mr. Harris would have been seeing Sarah so happy and relieved? That was Mr. Harris’ moment of perfect Happiness in his imperfect life.

What do you think?

The story did not end there. Sarah and her partner were so touched by Mr. Harris’ honesty that they started an online donation campaign for Mr. Harris and in a week over $140,000 has poured into the account. Sarah and her husband will give all money raised to Billy Ray Harris at the end of a 90-day fund raising campaign. More Happiness for Mr. Harris and his benefactors!

Here’s what i liked most. When asked asked him how he felt about all the attention he’s attracted since returning the ring.“I like it, but I don’t think I deserve it,” he said. ”What I actually feel like is, ‘what has the world come to when a person who returns something that doesn’t belong to him and all this happens?’” Harris said.

Anyone who would like to recognize homeless man Billy Ray Harris and his humble belief in honesty and honor can donate to the account.

Sarah Darling is thrilled at the response from people all over the globe and told CNN, ”I actually feel like I’m especially lucky to have this ring now. I loved it before. I loved it so much, but I love it so much more now. I feel like it has such great karma.

Perfect Happiness!!

what do you think?


  1. Haha i like Billy Ray Harris’ comment “what has the world come to…”. My major take-away from all of this is you don’t have to have huge bucks to be truly happy. As a 20-year old who has just been inducted into the world of working adults, this will serve as a reminder for me to stay focused on the things that bring true happiness and not just material benefits.

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