Picking Up Pennies

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In my fantasy life, I’m not superstitious. 🙂
Truth is, I’m a picker-upper of pennies. Saw one in the Target parking lot on Saturday. Had to pick it up, all because years ago I heard someone say , “Mind the pennies and the dollars will take care of themselves” and I guess deep-down I fear that if I walk past that penny now, like it’s not worth my attention, I’ll regret it later. There will come a day when I’ll wish I had it.

It’s interesting, these little dichotomies we discover about ourselves, the differences between are imagined selves and what our behavior reveals. Humbling, but in a good way.

About Marilyn

Reading, thinking, listening, writing and talking about faith, creativity, ESL for refugees, grief and finding the story in a story. Student of Spanish. Foe of procrastination. Cheez-it fan. People person with hermit tendencies or vice-versa. Thank you so much for reading.
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4 Responses to Picking Up Pennies

  1. Fern Boldt says:

    I always pick up pennies. Here’s why:

    Pennies From Heaven

    I found a penny today
    just lying on the ground.
    But it’s not just a penny,
    this little coin I’ve found.

    Found pennies come from heaven,
    that’s what my Grandpa told me.
    Grandpa said angels toss them down.
    Oh, how I loved that story.

    He said when an angel misses you,
    they toss a penny down.
    Sometimes just to cheer you up,
    and make a smile out of your frown.

    So don’t just pass by that penny
    when you are feeling blue.
    It may be a penny from heaven,
    that an angel’s tossed to you.

    © 1998 Charles Mashburn

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  2. Brenda Remis says:

    Ever since I can remember, I have gotten a little thrill about finding things, mostly for good luck…..mostly pennies, and better heads up. But nickels, dimes , quarters and greenbacks are great also. I just remembered a dream months ago of finding countless numbers of coins in the dirt. 4 leaf clovers are a treasure to find, but 5, 6, 7 and 8 leafed clovers are worthy too. I loved to take the girls on a hunt about town. I think 13 was the winning number found at one time by 1 person. Finally, finding beautiful rocks and stones were the ultimate treasure, and I wish I had never let them go when I ” grew up “.

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  3. Belinda says:

    And I grew up with “See a penny, pick it up, all the day you’ll have good luck.” Now I don’t believe in luck, but I never walk past a penny. 🙂 I loved Charles Mashburn’s poem and the thought of angels tossing down a penny when we need a bit of cheering up. 🙂


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