Penny found …

“Receiving a gift is like getting a rare gemstone; any way you look at it, you see beauty refracted.” Proverbs 17:8

happySomeone began the clever idea or placing a small container next to the cash register for pennies. If you are purchasing something for $1.01 and have no penny, you can grab one out of the container. I appreciate not loading down my change purse with pennies. I’ve heard some countries have gotten rid of the small coin and rolls the price to the closest denomination.

I’m also happy when I find a penny on the ground. I know people who won’t bother to lean over to pick up a penny. Sometimes after picking up one penny I find more–even nickles and dimes. A penny found becomes my gain and often ends up in a penny container by the cash register.

Since Glen passed, I seem to notice pennies on the ground even more. The shiny copper coin reminds me he may be physically gone but his spirit lingers, and I thank God for the spirit of Glen hovering around me.

I say finding a penny or taking one from a container by the register a “penny moment.” Something so insignificant can bring a smile to my face. And, leaning over is good for my waist.

Whatever a penny means to you, let it be a reminder to take advantage of  “penny” moments which add up to a satisfied life.

Thank you Lord for the penny experiences in my life. Amen.

About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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