Wednesday, March 25, 2020
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
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
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.
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”.
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
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?
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
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.
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!