Background

In March 2008 I began Finding Pennies. In December 2008 I began sharing these "Penny Tales" with a few close friends. They encouraged me to blog the Penny Tales such that more people could enjoy the Adventures with Penny Angels.


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Joyfully, Tina


Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Listening

Can you believe it has been over 10 weeks since the last Penny Tale?  It is now Consecutive Day #629, so I have been finding coins each day, just not writing about them.

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Story #1
This morning after I parked my pickup truck at the Metrolink Station, I started talking ….
“Good Morning Penny Angels.  How about if YOU work on the coins for today, while God works on my Brother’s Trial? (* see more below if interested)    No offense intended Angels, but today we need the Big Guy in that courtroom.”  “And would you consider providing the coin early in the day, so I don’t have to think any more about it?”   Within 1-2 minutes there was my penny. YAY.  THANK YOU.

Doc and I have been meeting my mom each morning at the Metrolink station nearest her house in order for her to travel to the Courtroom with us.  I hop out for a few moments to find her and let her know where we are sitting.  This morning Doc was insistent that I NOT hop out to fetch mom because I might loose MY seat. I had a feeling I should go.  I hopped out of the Metro, waved at my mom, then dove past the passengers trying to embark.  I had spotted a dime and I was going to obtain it before getting back on board.  LOL.  I LISTENED to the NUDGING.

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Story #2
While the jury was deliberating this morning, a group of my brother’s co-workers, friends and family hung out in the cafeteria. At lunchtime I got up to stretch. There were TWO dimes sitting on a table. (Reminder:  A single found coin is a fluke; two is a sign from above).  I danced a little happy jig and raised them up to show the team.  (Message: God is here with us).  A lady sitting at a nearby table smiled at my happy dance.

I went to sit down where Doc had just placed my lunch.  I caught the eye of that lady.  The “Nudging said: “Go talk to her”.  I argued back.

Tina: “My lunch will get cold.”  
Nudging: “GO. Talk to her.”
Tina:  “People will think I am crazy.”
Nudging: “Don’t care what PEOPLE think. Do it!”
Tina: “We are not supposed to talk about stuff around here.”
Nudging: “You won’t be talking about the case.”
Tina:  “What will I say to total strangers?”
Nudging: “Trust me”

I finally stopped arguing and went over to the lady saying, “I don’t know what you believe, but something is telling me to come over and talk to you”. We had a wonderful few moments together. I gave her a penny card and told her about the Impossible becoming Possible.  She had her own favorite phrase about overcoming the impossible, so our conversation was a confirmation to her to “keep the faith”.  We were both teary eyed.  I LISTENED to the Nudging and was so very blessed by doing that.

No photos today since those are not allowed anywhere on the Federal premises.

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Story #3
In the Jury deliberations today of my brother’s court case (*), one juror REALLY LISTENED to the evidence. Due to his attention to the details, other jurors were refreshed with the facts in order to make their decisions. The vote of the jury this morning was 6-6 on all three charges.  By the end of the day it was:  Not Guilty on Charge #1: Obstruction of Justice. Hung Jury on Charges #2&3:  Lying to the FBI.


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Lesson:  LISTEN!!!!


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 (*) My brother has been on trial in Federal Court this past week.  He is a police officer.  A citizen filed a complaint about the way her juvenile son was arrested by the department.  Brother was assigned to investigate the case.  The son would not talk to him, family would not talk.  Thus my brother did interviews of 14 officers and 2 bystanders.  Family claiming biased investigation.  FBI called in.  FBI asked for documents on the case.  Brother sent memo to Police Chief and City Attorney asking for advice on which documents to release because he “did not want to jeopardize things”. (There were three ongoing trials and investigations related to the case.)  The FBI charged him with not cooperating, lying, and trying to hide evidence.


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