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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Monday, June 14, 2010

Day #542 - Called to Serve

This evening I was wondering what to write. On some days there does not seem to be any “attached message” with the coins.

I checked emails to find a message from a dear friend who is a little overwhelmed by his workload. He is one who pours heart and soul into his students. I was telling him how sometimes we are just “Called to Serve” although it may not be easy, fun or logical on a daily basis.

I feel as though we are here to serve -- as if we were on a Peace Corps mission. We come into a situation, give heart and soul (plus blood, sweat, and tears) and somehow believe we have made a difference. When our “assignment” is finished we will happily, as well as tearfully, return to our “real home” and the comforts we have temporarily been living without.


Today, in all honesty, I’d had enough of school. I just did not want to go there! So I stayed at home to work on student assessments and other things. Plus, I woke up with a sore throat so I think my body was saying “time out please”.

By 5 PM I realized the need to get out of pajamas. How would I find any coins by staying at home? So I headed out. There were two cars at the Carl’s Jr. window, but I had a ‘nudging’ to look there. So I parked my truck waited for the cars to leave, then swooped in for coins. Found three pennies. (Coins #1-3).

After that, I went next door to the thrift shop and spent nearly $15 on one blouse, two purses, three CDs and one basket! That is not a good cash flow diagram.


Doc spent his day grading Final Exams. For dinner, he stopped for a chicken dinner and was disappointed to not find any coins. So he drove through the high school parking lot. He spotted a Sit-N-Find penny. When he hopped out to get that one, he spotted a second penny. Then as he began to drive away, he spotted a nickel! (Coins #4-6)

Thought: What are YOU called to do? What are YOUR talents? How can YOU serve?

Total: 6 Coins P (5), N (1), D (0), Q (0) = $0.10

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