The hunt begins for that which has been lost – or should I say mislaid. Papers are overturned, drawers emptied out. I recall the paper the letter was printed on and I remember thinking I had to put it in a safe place for when I needed it. Well, I put it away so safely I cannot remember where! I feel the panic inside of me begin to build. I need this document tomorrow and it is not in any if the logical places!

I take a deep breath. Breathe in, and breathe out. Closing my eyes, I try to clear my mind of all the panic that wishes to dominate my current thoughts. I begin again, from the beginning, with my search. I force myself to go slower, page by page, while my mind thinks back to the last time I used the letter. I slowly come to the realisation of why I could not find it. I go look in amongst the papers that are next to the scanner. I must have left it in the machine when I scanned it. Yes, there it is!

I sigh in relief. And tomorrow, when I come back home, I will make sure it goes in my file. I do not want to go through this panic again!

5-minute-friday-1Do you often misplace your papers?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

(This post was inspired by the Five Minute Friday prompt: Lost)


36 thoughts on “Lost!

  1. This is the story of my home. Especially that now that I’m helping two little sets of hands moving things. I am so grateful that God has given me a Finder gift. My husband often called home to have me pray to find things sounds like you might want to ask for a Finder gift too


  2. So glad you found it, Colline. No, I don’t generally misplace anything important, but our son and his wife don’t seem to have a proper filing system at all, and with three small children around, papers go missing.The latest one is his American naturalisation certificate, which follows closely on the heels of his original British birth certificate. 😦


    1. My naturalization papers I have been very particular with – as with birth certificates, passports, etc. and no small hands have ever been able to touch them.


  3. oh my goodness = just this morning I found my document on the printer. Now I was only looking for a few minutes and found it rather fast – because I know it was either in one of two rooms – but the timing of this post was so funny.

    anyhow, enjoyed this – and loved “breathe in, breathe out” 🙂


  4. Not often but I detest misplacing anything. So much so, that I go through good lengths to organize spaces and places for things; hence, similar to you, when I still lose it, I LOSE it!


  5. I have been there more often than I care to admit. I once spent a panicked morning searching for an important document, only to remember we had placed it in a lock box at the bank to avoid just such a situation!


    1. Your story brought a smile to my face. Often I think to myself that I need to write notes on where I put things for safekeeping – and just hope I remember where I put the notes! 🙂


  6. Identical to a situation I once had, but I only found mine after I went to scan again, by then the need for the document had passed, frustrating to say the least.


  7. Oooh, I’ve done that! In the scanner! Not with especially important papers, Colline, but infuriating and niggling, never the less. I’ve said it before- you do this very well 🙂


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