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, March 25, 2020

Peaceful Mind

Day #986
This Coronavirus has sure affected everyone’s former ways of thinking.  It seems we are all learning new ways of dealing with typical activities.  EVERY aspect of our lives are affected.  Our incomes, our education, our travel, our retirement funds, our health, our ‘cents’ of security.


Today Doc and I finished painting our wood fence out front.  Happy moment!  There was only a 10% chance of rain in the forecast for the next 48 hours.  As I am writing this Tale, it is hailing outside!!!  I forgot to check the HAIL forecast!  LOL





I have been asked: “How is it that Penny Finding is EVEN something important to do in a time such as this?”  Because each coin states, “In God We Trust!”  I, for one, need that reminder. 

 
Today instead of Doc and I going to grocery stores, Target, Home Depot, etc. for my coins and his 10,000 steps, we went for a walk. I asked the Penny Angels to provide a coin or two, yet keep us safely away from other people and germs.  Doc and I walked the neighborhood and a deserted parking lot.  We looked with fresh eyes in places and planters we had never looked before.

Look what we found!   Pennies: 19 and Dimes: 3
Those Penny Angels are sure eager to please!



Tonight my on-line ACIM (A Course in Miracles) study lesson was titled:     I Could See Peace Instead of This.
“Peace of mind is clearly an internal matter.  It must begin with your own thoughts, and then extend outward.   It is from your peace of mind that a peaceful perception of the world arises”.

I want to be able to extend peace and joy to other people right now.  Hope YOU do as well.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Score!



Hi Penny Pals-

This morning Doc had a quick medical appointment.  On the way home we stopped at a grocery store for two things:  Today’s coin (I found 3) and toilet paper for a friend.  In checking out, I was joking with the cashier:  “This is better than Christmas!  We are giving gifts which people actually appreciate and NEED!”   LOL



Friday, March 20, 2020

"Distance" Coins

A few of you have expressed your concerns over Doc and I heading out into public for merely a daily PENNY.  COVID-19 restrictions are now to shelter at home (except for essential trips) and avoid contact with people.  “Social Distancing” is the new buzz term.  Yesterday I forwarded your concerns to the Universe, today it answered. 

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There was a break in the rain today, so Doc and I did some fence painting.  Actually Doc had been scheduled for a prostate biopsy this morning, but the doctor called to say it did not make "cents" for Doc to come into the medical center - stay away right now.

As our reward for those three hours of work, Doc and I went out for a drive.  We figured that staying inside our car would equate to “social distancing”.




At the stoplight at the end of our street, there were no cars or people visible in ANY direction.  It was a very deserted intersection in a residential area. I looked out my passenger window and there was a nickel shining brilliantly in the sun!  (Nickels are the most difficult to find).  WHY would it be THERE?  Since there were zero cars or people, it was “safe” to hop out and fetch that “distance” coin.   “THANK YOU Penny Angels – that was thoughtful and creative of you”.


Jordan's Quarter
Next Doc and I went to the Verizon Store because Doc's phone was not behaving properly.  Jordan was the only employee working and there were no other customers in the store.  Jordan was evaluating Doc’s phone (with gloved hands and a face mask) and standing over a quarter!  Finally I could bear it no longer… “Jordan would you kindly move a few steps away so that I might move forward and rescue that poor quarter you are trampling?”  We had a good laugh at that.  He moved aside and said, “There’s a dime right over there as well!”  So I retrieved the dime while sharing a few Penny Tales with Jordan.  Doc and I found an additional four pennies while going back to the van.  That means a Hit for the Cycle today!  Pretty impressive Angels.  LOL


Today’s Lesson:  There are forces all around us who are here to help – and they are not susceptible to COVID-19!   LOL



Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Day #978

Are you tired of hearing about the COVID-19 Virus?  This has surely emphasized how we are ALL connected to each other!

It is a good thing that Penny Angels are NOT affected by this virus.  They are continuing to do their job.  Two days ago they provided 20 coins; yesterday 6 coins; today 16 coins.  Found 12 (a coin mine in my hand) at just one grocery store.  Right now, coins are much easier to find than Toilet Paper!  (Note the barren shelves of paper goods behind me in Photo 1).




Here is Doc at the meat counter saying “Where’s the Meat?”  (Photo 2)  Not a single item in the display cases.





FYI:  The frozen pizzas and dinners were also gone, but there were PLENTY of vegetables and fruits in the produce area.  Is this indicative of the typical American diet?




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As mentioned in my New Year’s Penny Tale, Doc and I have/had two domestic and two international trips planned.  We had planned to travel in Australia for 24 days. Yesterday we cancelled the flights, lodging, and rental car for that trip.  It would require 14 days Quarantine upon landing there and then 14 days Quarantine upon returning to the U.S.  If caught avoiding the self-quarantine, it could mean a $50,000 AUS fine.   Even with the favorable currency exchange rate right now, that is a bit steep.  And I do Iove Doc, but 28 days locked in a room together is NOT my idea of a vacation.   LOL

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You know me and Lists  LOL …. I Began a New List titled: “24 Projects to Tackle versus 24 Days in Australia”.  Within a few minutes there were 47 items on my list.  We won’t be bored during our STAYcation.

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Penny Fever and Acts of Random Kindness (ARKS) can be as contagious as COVID-19.
In this time of uncertainty, let us      

Spread JOY, not Germs!

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Summary of 2019

WOW!  It is currently Consecutive Day #915 of Penny Finding.  Half of January 2020 is over and I have just now totaled the 2019 coin data. 2019 brought another 365 days of finding coins EVERY DAY.  It certainly was NOT easy with Doc’s two knee replacement surgeries, a week on a riverboat, and various other things happening.  As usual, there were numerous funny and touching stories throughout the year.

Here is a summary of the 2019 data.  We found: 
1818 Pennies, 121 Nickels, 395 Dimes and 124 Quarters plus some other currency.  There were 2458 basic U.S. coins.  The value of the U.S. currency totaled $98.51
There were 21 Hits for the Cycle.
There was some paper currency, a Silver Quarter, as well as 33 additional coins including ones from Bermuda, Columbia, New Zealand, Japan, Belgium, Mexico, China, Canada, Korea, and Thailand.

Since I first threw out the Penny Challenge to the Universe in December of 2008, I have found more than 31,000 coins worth over $1,400.
Doc and I have two domestic and two international trips planned for 2020.  It could be a bit challenging to find pennies in countries which don’t use pennies.





Wishing you a Happy, Penny Finding 2020.