Last night Doc and I attended a Christmas Eve service at a local church. The entertainers put on quite a performance (actually five of them throughout the day). It was very loud and high tech. This morning’s Christmas performance by the Penny Angels was every bit as impressive – and much quieter).
|Doc with Double Tails and Knee Braces|
This Christmas morning Doc wanted to a) get his coffee and b) break in his new knee braces. He insisted I go with him (and get my coin for today). The dogs, of course determined this now to be a Family Christmas activity. The Two Tails demanded to go along as well.
Our first stop this morning was at a closed car wash. I set out to find merely a coin or two. Doc hopped out of the van and said we should go find …….25 coins?
We walked the doggies, logged in several hundred steps and found my requisite coin. (Actually we collected 24 coins [20P, N, 3D] which is a double Coin Mine).
Our second stop was at a shopping center where Doc planned to get his coffee. The grocery store was closed, so we walked the parking lot to get a few more steps logged. We collected 10 Pennies and a Dime on that walk.
The third stop was to get Doc’s coffee. He headed toward the shop, I headed in the opposite direction across the empty parking lot. I was talking to the Angels,
“We have pennies, a nickel, and dimes. If you want to make for a good story this morning, you could deliver a quarter to me right now and complete a Hit for the Cycle”. Within 3-4 minutes there was a shiny quarter in a dirt patch! And as I bent over to retrieve it, another quarter appeared! TWO quarters. I guess that means the Penny Angels wanted me to write a (Double) Penny Tale today (since they delivered a Double Hit for the Cycle).
|Coin Finds in Starbucks Courtyard|
I headed back to Starbucks to meet Doc. He had his coffee; I had my quarters. But the Penny Angels were not through with us. Doc spotted a penny in the Starbucks courtyard. We retrieved it. There was another penny and another penny and another… it felt as though we were surrounded by coins! Within moments we had gobbled up 69 coins! The coins had crusty white sediment on them. It wasn’t until we got home and I could wash them, that we could determine we had collected 62P, 3N, 4D at that spot.
Then, as we returned to our van to leave, Doc spotted a Wheat penny! (Perhaps from the Angels of Christmas Past)?
Instead of SPENDING money on Christmas, we were FINDING money on Christmas…. And enjoying Playful Time with the Angels.
Christmas Count: P (94), N (4), D (8), Q (2) = 108 Coins
Some Lessons Today:
· The Angels enJOY when we Play like a Child with them
· Set your expectations / goals higher than the minimum daily requirement
· The Angels are there to assist and will generally perform much better than humans will