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

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Shopping Angels

For the past year, I have been curious about the monthly city-sponsored community yard sales.  This morning I went to investigate.  When I arrived, the first parking lot was full.  There were cars parked on all the nearby residential streets.  I drove up and down the streets several times.  Finally I said, “OK Angels, I haven’t found a spot.  How about YOU find a spot for me?”

The next parking lot also looked full … except for one spot which another vehicle pulled into just in front of me.   So I said, “Now what Angels?”  I was “nudged” to make a left turn out of the parking lot – and right into a parking region with approximately 40-50 spots and not a single other car parked there!  That’s almost better than Valet parking – an entire lot just for Pippy!  But what made it even better was that I was able to hand-wave a few other people to that area as I was walking to the event. Sharing the Joy!

There was nothing interesting at the yard sale – and not even a single coin was found!  Leaving the sale I said, “OK Angels, where shall we find today’s Penny?”  As I was driving toward home, I was “nudged” to turn into a shopping center with a Goodwill Thrift store.  I found 4 pennies, a nickel, and two quarters in the parking lot!  WOW!  That was nice.

Since I had never been to that particular Goodwill store, I had to at least go inside and investigate.  Things were nicely displayed and I just could not resist trying on a few clothing items.  Out of the dozen shirts and sweaters I tried on, I purchased five of them!  That’s a “batting average” of 417!  For me that is highly unusual.  I don’t often find things which fit.  Thank You Angels.  Then when the items were rung up at the register, some of them were half off!  Yippee.  Five shirts and sweaters for under $20.  Saving money is almost as much fun as Finding money.

LESSON:  Take Angels along on your shopping trips.