On Finding Pennies
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Lately I have been questioning a lot of things in my life, just life stuff mainly, am I doing the right thing, should I have done this or that differently, how can I make things better? Yea, just life stuff. And it's got me stressed out.
So I decided, not only do I need to get back to the healthy living life but I need to start exercising again REGULARLY because I know from experience what a major stress buster that is.
So daily, for the past few weeks, I've strapped on my Nike's and away I go. Sunny, rainy, stormy, cloudy, muggy, chilly, hot, I just made no excuses, I just did it.
Most days it's just me and my MP3 player (and of course I'm listening to Hot Chelle Rae, I know you'd think I'd be sick of them by now....NEVER!) bopping along down the road. My pace quickens or slows depending on the song playing, I figure I'm not out to win a race so it's all good cause just as I start getting too relaxed with my walk here comes a faster up tempo song that has me all but jogging down the road. Oh and by the way, I'm usually singing along so I'm sure I'm quite the sight. But who cares? Not me, I'm out to enjoy myself, bust some stress and get healthy.
OK, so to the finding pennies part of my story.
So daily I go for walks around our neighborhood, usually taking the same route but some days I get a wild hair and go a different route. It's a huge neighborhood so" I got options."
So I'm bopping along, my thoughts here there and every where, smiling at this person, dodging the UPS truck, waving at some little kid riding a tricycle on their driveway, just enjoying my walk and then I glance down.
There it is, the PENNY! And of course I stoop down and pick it up with a smile. Now this wouldn't be so strange to me, finding a random penny now and again, except for the fact, this happens every single day I go for a walk. EVERY DAY.
I'm serious, somewhere along my walk I will find a penny, be it in a crack in the road, on the curb, in the middle of the street, (hence dodging the UPS truck) or laying in the grass, there it is.
Each time I pick one up I am reminded to Trust in God, after all, it's right there on the front of the penny. And lately it has got me to thinking. Almost any time I am going through troubles or times of strife, I seem to find pennies. And lots of them. Today I found two, so yea I believe God was giving me his two cents worth. The message I choose to take away is "Trust in me and everything will work out and be just fine."
So, in conclusion, I will continue my daily walks, collecting my random pennies and trusting in the Good Lord above to guide me. "In God I Trust"