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

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Passing Forward

This morning I had numerous places to go before getting home for a 10:30 a.m. phone meeting. I took a friend to the airport, my sewing machine in for repair, etc.  At the final stop I said, “Hey Angels, are you listening up there?  Please provide a penny in the next few minutes because after that I am going home and will not leave the house for the rest of the day.

There were no coins in the parking lot or inside the first store.  At the 99¢ Store I was ready to pay for my one item when a lady with at least 100 items in her cart (it was literally overflowing) pulled in front of me.  That did NOT help my attitude.

Let’s see if I can create a picture for you…There was only one open check out lane and cashier.  Customer #1 was just completing her purchase.  Customer #2 had at least ¾ of a cart full of items.  Customer #3 as mentioned had an overflowing cart. 

I was about to set down my one item and leave the store.  There was no way I was going to make it to my 10:30 appointment if I had to wait in that long line.  The cashier was beginning to scan the first item for Customer #2.  Customer #3 (in front of me) said to Customer #2,  “Wait!  Would you allow this lady to Pass in front of you?  She only has one item.”  I was amazed.  Not only had she offered to let me Pass in front of her, but she petitioned Customer #2 on my behalf as well!  Pretty bold move!

Customer #2 smiled and said, “Sure!”  I passed by the cart in front of me and then paused for a moment before proceeding to pass the next cart.  In those few seconds we three ladies were standing fairly close to each other and sandwiched between the two shopping carts.  I said something to the effect of “Thank You for your Act of Random Kindness, I’m sure it will come back to you”.  At that moment I looked down and there was today’s penny shining brightly between us!  COINcidence?

It was a JOY moment shared with two strangers.  Each of the ladies was given a Penny Card as a remembrance for participating in today’s Penny Find.  Such Fun.