Friday, August 12, 2011

Pennies From Heaven?

"See a Penny pick it up all day long you'll have good luck"

When you see a penny on the ground do you pick it up?

I do!

I must confess, I am a runner.  That's right, I love to run. Running is like my morning meditation. I get lots of ideas and feel totally energized after running. Whenever I am running, or walking for that matter, if I see a penny I always pick it up and think "today's a lucky day".

One morning in August a few years ago...while out running I look down and see a penny so I stop to pick it up.  I look over and there is another penny, and another, and another, so I pick up a handful of pennies thinking "wow, this is a lucky day" and  I take off running again.

Before I get too far, I look down and there is another penny. I pick it up, take off running, and once again I look down and you guessed it, another penny.  By this time my pockets are starting to really jingle as I run so I look around for something to put all these pennies in.  I find an empty taco bell bag, put my handful of pennies in it, stash it behind a bush and take off running.

Again, I'm running a couple minutes, look down and there is another penny.  I know this sounds crazy!  I run three miles and the whole time I am stopping to pick up pennies.

When I finish my three miles, I go back to where I stashed the taco bell bag, put all the pennies in it and try to carry it while running back to my apartment.

When I got home I showed the bulging bag of pennies to my daughter and said look what I found!
I found 534 pennies, a few nickels, dimes, and a quarter for a total of $6.04. Wow! What a lucky day!

"Pennies From Heaven"

Every time it rains,it rains
Pennies from heaven
Don't you know each cloud contains
Pennies from heaven

You'll find your fortune's falling
All over the town
Be sure that your umbrella
Is upside down

Trade them for a package of
sunshine and flowers
If you want the things you love,
You gotta have showers
So when you hear it thunder,
Don't run under a tree
There'll be pennies from heaven
For you and me
Frank Sinatra song
Writer(s): Johnny Burke, Arthur Johnston

Love and Luck,

Lucky Lady


Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Haha, I remember that day!!!

Cassie said...

I love, love, love this story!!1