I was anxiously awaiting my sons arrival from far away. My oldest daughter was having serious back problems, my Sadie over a period of 5 days became very sick and died. Then my sister had knee replacement and passed away. Also over the last week heard that a dear friends young daughter was once again on chemo for cancer.
Add to that problems with phone company over new service that became a nightmare. Talking to 8 different customer service people that each one told me something diffierent.
A free cell phone had been sent to me and then a bill arrived for 4 times what it should have been. I was told that I was sent the phone in error and to return the phone. No sooner had I returned the phone then I received a call, that I had been told that in error and they were sending me another phone. All of this going on when I needed the phone because of travel.
My children look at me with wondering eyes that seem to say, I take things too seriously and get emotional over small matters. This seems to happen more and more as time goes on. I want so to be calm. But at times I do not do too well.
My soninlaws mother wrote and said I was strong and I could handle all of this. I replied that I felt like running away.
So with all of this going on - when I left the phone store and started to open my car door - there it was a penny lying on the pavement in front of my car door.
I smiled a big smile for the first time in days. I thought my childish thought "this means I am going to have good luck". Send it my way, I want it!!!
So when I find penny's they have always made me smile but this special penny was like a gift to me. It lifted my spirit.
My mother kept a jar where she placed her found money. Penny's, nickels, quarters and even some more impressive found money. About 30 years ago I started doing this. So my penny was dropped in that special jar.
I remember when my little granddaughter was visiting one time and spotted this jar she replied "what's that jar grandma". I told her it was my found money. She seemed impressed.
I surely know that this entry will impress no one. But finding the penny this afternoon made me smile and I surely needed the uplifting sign. Guess it does not take much to make this One Woman smile.
The Rainbows of Life Follow the Storm