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

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Coffee, Crap and Coins

Doc has been sick for the past five days and has refrained from Starbucks coffee during that time.  The man was experiencing serious withdrawals.  This morning he asked Norman, Dundee and I to go with him for a coffee run.  Of course the dogs were all for that idea! They love to go for walks and crap where the grass is greener …  I, of course, planned to keep eyes open for coins.

While Doc went to get his coffee, I walked the dogs and dealt with their crap.  Of course, that is not so fun, but that was more pleasant than the pain in my heart.  This morning I received a very hurtful email from someone of whom I thought very highly.  It has been a really great 11-year relationship and she has chosen to end that.  She is attempting to do something which I perceive as immoral and quite controversial.  I can not agree with what she is doing and questioned her about it.  She plans to continue on her course which will knowingly hurt many people.  Crappy.  My heart was very heavy during my walk as my thoughts were on her.

The dogs and I walked around one fast food place.  I saw only one penny and was disappointed.  I turned to look back at where I had been.  There was a penny!  And a dime! And another Dime!   Thought:  “Wow!  Looking back can sure change how we see things”.

The dogs and I next walked through the gas station.  I spotted one penny and was content with that.  As we walked away, I looked back. There was another two pennies and a nickel!  Thought: “Hindsight gives us a different view of things”

Doc’s interpretation of this morning, “You can’t see very far if you are just looking at the crap.  Look beyond it”.

Lesson:  “What we are seeing today, may look very different when we look back on it.”

Coin Count:   8 Coins                      5 (P), 1 (N), 2 (D), = $.30

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Happy Cure

This evening a friend C.D. phoned and said he would be on the freeway passing by our house shortly, could he drop in?  We had not seen C.D. in 14 months, so although Doc has been ill for the past two days, I said “sure”.

When C.D. arrived around 8:30 p.m. it seemed he had a bad case of “The Dismals”.  I suggested we head out and go Penny Finding!  That usually cheers up Doc and I when we experience the The Dismals.

C.D. and I headed out to an agreed spot by the freeway – he in his vehicle (so he could immediately go home after our searching) and I in Pippy.  Believe me, I was talking loudly and strongly to the Penny Angels in that 5 minute drive … “Dear Penny Angels. NOW is one of those times where you NEED to come through!  PLEASE manifest a few coins for us to find.  C.D. could sure use this confirmation of your Higher Presence in his life.  THANK YOU.”

After parking the vehicles, I handed C.D. a flashlight and said “Go for It!”  We found 5 pennies at the fast food place.  I was content with that and Thanked the Angels for it.  Then we walked over to the closed car wash.  At first, nothing, nothing, nothing.  Then in the mud …. A few pennies.  I began picking them up.  There were more and more!  A total of 38 pennies and 5 dimes in that mud area!  Talk about Validation!  Sure wish’d I’d had a camera at that point.  C.D. was impressed with our Finds which took just 10-15 minutes.  Good Medicine for the Dismals.

Lesson:  Ask for Help

Coin Count:   48 Coins                    43 (P), 5 (D), = $.93