Sunday, December 31, 2006

Dropping Pennies

Finding a penny is lucky. At least, that's what I've always believed. Many people think that finding a penny means a wish will be granted. Others think that found pennies are messages from loved ones who have died - that each found penny is a special visitation from beyond.

I pick up pennies and make wishes whenever possible. I was thinking that it might be good to spread some of that happiness around. I've started dropping pennies.

The other day I was sitting in the car, waiting, at the credit union. I was cleaning out my coat pocket and found a penny inside. I opened the car door and dropped it to the pavement, wondering if anyone would ever pick it up.

A few minutes later, a family parked next to me. Mom, Dad, and two kids got out. A boy about 7 or 8 years old yelled, "Hey Dad! Look! I found a penny!". He scooped it up and skipped down the sidewalk with it.

Even if it doesn't bring him good luck, it brought him a small bit of happiness. And gave me some too.



Jen said...

hi dear auntie!
my friends and i collected loose change and dollar bills from the ground all throughout high school, and we ended up with over 50 dollars i think! it was amazing.
heading back to the cities this weekend...i'm actually looking forward to being back to school, in classes, working, learning....i'm a geek i know :) but i hate being away from my family at home.
how was Hawaii, you poor poor thing, you had to miss a snowless (at least in south dakota) Christmas season!

Emma Pod said...

Hi Jen! It's good to hear from you. I hope you had a great Christmas break! Hawaii was wonderful - warm, sunny, bright, pretty. It's very cold here in Portland now. We even had some snow. :(

Happy Winter.

Brenda Y said...

What a neat idea--I think I'll adopt it!! I love the story too.

Emma Pod said...

Hi Brenda, I'm glad you like the penny idea too! I've have fun with it. Whenever I find one, I try to drop another one. I figure it spreads good karma around.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful idea to drop pennies. Here in Australia I used to find 5 cent pieces all the time and I used to think it was a sign.....I loved it. It hasn't happened for awhile. I'd love to leave 5 cent pieces in funny places.....a bit of fun and nonsense.
Lots of love from Susan in Australia