My walk is about a five-mile trek through a beautiful community with easy walking paths that help me stay on a smooth course with few interruptions.
I start my walk through an out-of-the-way path, used by few, with overgrown weeds and gates I have to dodge. I rarely look down as I’m walking, but today I did.
There, on the ground staring back at me, was a penny. I find pennies all the time and this penny was no different – except, I thought to myself, “How did this penny arrive on this rarely used path?”
As always, I look at the date of the penny and think back to that particular year in my life to see what the penny has to say. This pennies date was 1991, a year I’d like to forget; it was a pivotal year in my life.
My oldest son was seven and his brother was four years old. I thought I had life wrapped up in a bright little package – a good job, nice home, two wonderful children, and I was more fit than I had ever been in my life.
I was running small races around my community, going to college, and I was active and happy with my spiritual life, attending a small community church. What had been simmering behind closed doors I’d rather forget.
Something very peculiar happened to this penny. I normally put these pennies away or gladly spend them. I slipped this one into my sports bra for safekeeping. When I returned home, it was gone.
I somehow knew this pennies message was all about letting go a part of my life that I can’t do over. Are there things I regret from 1991 – yes. Am I sorry my family and my life took another route – no.
I’m fit, blessed and on solid ground. I’m so grateful that I’ve learned to look for messages through small, non-coincidental activity.
Learning to recognize these heavenly messages sooner could have saved me from the turmoil that my children and I have had to work through. As the penny says, “In God We Trust”.
With only profound love for God, my children, husband and step-family, I send you pennies from heaven, blessings and wishes for a prosperous and abundant life!