Monday, November 1, 2010

A Penny Saved

Last night Mrs. Roy was walking home from church when my flashlight caught something shiny in the grass on the side of the road.  When Mrs. Roy looked closer, I saw it was a penny, so I picked it up and put it in my pocket.  Mrs. Roy's lucky day!

When Mrs. Roy was a little girl, Grandma would always say it was my lucky day if I found a penny on the ground.  It always made Grandma genuinely happy to find a penny and she expected me to be happy about it, too.  When Mrs. Roy got older, I asked Grandma what she thought was going to happen good because of the penny and she said it had already been her lucky day because she had found the penny.

Mrs. Roy has thought about that a million times over the years - the magic of the penny wasn't its monetary value; it was the smile it created when it was found.  A blessing is a blessing, no matter how small; the secret may be in recognizing it. 

Mrs. Roy hopes you will stop and pick up the pennies that come your way today and smile.  Life is good.


  1. In 2008 I kept all of the money that I found on the gound in a little vase that Grandma Dorothy gave to me. I found $6.12 in change on the ground that year! I was amazed at how much change I found on the ground once I started noticing my surroundings more. I found $4.85 of that money all at one time by the vacuum at a car wash. I was all laying on the ground and there wasn't a soul around. Finding a penny or a dime or any money on the ground always makes me feel lucky and happy!

  2. I always think and angel left it just for me to make me smile. To have an angel thinking about me does make me smile.