Sunday, January 4, 2015

Pennies from Heaven


While taking the dogs for their daily Tangle Tour, I found 2 pennies on the ground and it got me thinking.  (By the way, a Tangle Tour is when I take the dogs for a walk and I also end up exercising my Ninja skills and cat-like reflexes to avoid being tied up or tripped up by the dogs' leashes and doing a face plant on the pavement.  I am sure the neighbors look forward to seeing this free daily entertainment.)

Anyhow, back to the pennies.  When I found the pennies, I thought of the "Pennies from Heaven" poem. I decided to start a Pennies from Heaven jar where I will keep all the pennies and other gifts that are sent to me from Heaven and at the end of the year I can look through the jar and see how truly blessed I am.  I have placed the jar on our mantle so my hubby and I can see it everyday and see how lucky we truly are.

Here is the poem:

"PENNIES FROM HEAVEN"

I found a penny today
Just laying on the ground.
But it's not just a penny
This little coin I've found.

Found pennies come from heaven
that's what my Grandpa told me.
He said Angels tossed them down
Oh, how I loved that story!

He said when an Angel misses you
They toss a penny down,
sometimes just to cheer you up
To make a smile out of your frown.

So don't pass by that penny
When you're feeling blue.
It may be a penny from heaven
That an Angel's tossed to you.
by Charles Mashburn