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

Friday, May 10, 2013


Today Doc and I stopped at Starbucks so he could get his morning coffee.  I walked around that parking lot, then over to three nearby fast food and convenience stores.  I was not exercising (nasty word); I was Penny Finding!  Very unusual not to find any coins in those such places.  So I said to the Penny Angels, “What’ up this morning?  You sleeping in?”  Immediately there was a shiny penny in my path.  I laughed and responded, “OK. Thanks. That takes care of today’s find.  Good to know you are there.”

Doc had not yet returned to the van, so I peeked around the corner of the building to look at the drive up window.   As usual, there was a long line of cars there.  My default negative thinking:  “No way that I will get any coins from back here.”  Wrong!”  I stood back and looked around me - instead of focusing on the area underneath the pay window where I assumed coins would be.  There was a penny a few feet away from me in the driveway!  I spotted another, and another, and another … there were eleven pennies there!  (Eleven is considered a spiritually significant number).  Those coins, plus the first penny made it a Coin Mine!

As I was looking at tonight’s list of incoming emails, I could see only the first few (trailer) words of each message.  There was one which made my heart jump:  “Tina - Recently, you've been sending out emails…”   my brain went racing to complete that sentence. It answered with all sorts of terribly negative options.  I was disheartened (by my own doing) and afraid to open that email.  Imagine my joy when I read instead:
“Tina - Recently, you've been sending out emails that stimulate thoughts on what inspires us individually... I keep getting wrapped up in negative thoughts. …. it's irritating for sure.  I hope I can be inspired to… Your writings do make me think, and if I am thinking then others are too.  Inspiration comes from seeing what others actually practice.  So keep it coming.”

Wow!  That was NICE to read.  So WHY did I assume such horrible, negative things as my ‘default’ thoughts?

So much to learn -- and then implement more often!

Coin Count:   12 Pennies

Thursday, May 9, 2013

April Data

Recently the Penny Finding has been a little quieter due to the Sasha Project.  Yet, nearly every day when I leave the house, I find a coin.  And Doc has been finding an unusually high number of quarters. 

The fun times with the Penny Angels continue.  For instance:  Last Sunday.  While Doc was getting his Starbucks coffee, I walked around the parking lot.  I began a Sing Song “Hey Penny Angels won’t you come out to play? Come out to play? Come out to play…”  Within one minute I had a Penny!  When telling Doc the story, I said, “I’m surprised the Angels provided me with a penny so quickly instead of putting in earplugs and not listening to my awful singing!”  Doc’s response, “Are you kidding?  They wanted to provide you that coin ASAP so that you would keep quiet and not sing or pester them for the rest of the day!”

Shortly thereafter I found a dime and a nickel.  Of course I was saying “Angels, we just need a quarter for that “Hit for the Cycle. It has been a while …”

We next stopped at a grocery store.  I took a phone call just as we arrived, so I walked and talked in the parking lot while Doc did the shopping.  My conversation with W was getting a bit ‘lively’ when I spotted a penny!  I told him I was reaching to retrieve the coin, when I spotted a second, then a third!  I reassured W it was a sign that the Angels were with him.

On the way home, Doc turned off the main road. I was not expecting that.  It was merely to get fuel. While Doc was pumping petrol, I was searching.  Didn’t see any coins in the usual areas.  Then, just as I was about to quit, I spotted the quarter!  It was standing vertically against a light-colored concrete curb off to the side.  That made a Hit for the Cycle!

Lesson: When the answers aren’t obvious or just laying in front of you as you expect (or want them to be), take a look around.  They may be right beside you and a little more subtle.

For You Data Nerds … for a few months I did not log the Finds.  (I was tired of doing that for several years).  Could not handle the lack of data.  Tracking again.

April Coin Count:   59 Coins            P(35), N(4), D(9), Q(11) = $4.20