"Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the mind and healing to the body."
~ Proverbs 16:24
"Seek the Lord and his strength; seek His presence continually!"
~ Psalm 105:4 ESV
"See a penny. Pick it up. All day long you'll have good luck."
I am not a superstious sort sooooo . . . but I do believe finding a penny is a lucky find!
And yesterday I was lucky . . . I found a penny! And a nickel!
Quite some time back . . . where we resided before moving here . . . I used to take walks around the neighborhood on a frequent basis . . . I began collecting cans in attempt to clean up the neighborhood & turn them in for some pocket change . . . I began noticing a penny here, a penny there ( and sometimes even bigger coinage ) so I began to pick those up as well . . . my sister would jokingly tease me about this until one day she read an article of a gentleman who did the same but he kicked it up a notch! . . . he would begin walking just about every where he could & as walking looked for "pocket spills" . . . he even would check the vending machines, Coin Star slots, etc etc . . . this embarrassed his children something fierce but it never stopped him from walking & picking . . . at the end of the year he tallied all his "finds" . . . guess how much lose change he had found & collected? . . . . . near bouts $9,000!!!!!!!!!! . . . wowzers !!!! I suspect he had not only plumped up his financial status with the finds but probably slimmed down his body size as well with all the walking & collecting!!!
I did a quick search on "See a penny. Pick it up. All the day you'll have good luck." & found out a couple of interesting things . . . for one it is believed that the saying orginally stated "See a pin." but changed at the beginning of the 20th century . . . but what I found more interesting was a few articles about why people pick up pennys . . . In God We Trust . . . right there on the penny & these individuals take this words seriously ( as well we all should ) . . . & I smiled when these articles noted the individuals ALWAYS said thank you to our Lord when they found pennies & so forth . . . smiled ? Yeah . . . whenever I find any money ( or other lil item ) I have always gave God Praise . . . I am not sure why it began just know I do it . . . just kinda summed it up to a quirky habbit of mine . . . but now . . . now I am thinking the Holy Spirit has nudged me to do so . . . I like this nudge!!!!!
God, help me to love You so much that I automatically seek and obey You in every circumstance. Thank You for showing me the way to victory. Amen