Any Penny in a Storm…

Yesterday…I bent down to pick up a penny…as I walked to the school gym…it was right in the path where the kids had traveled…back and forth…all day…maybe they had seen it and maybe they hadn’t…
See a penny…pick it up…and all day long…you’ll have good luck…I’ve heard it all my life…and I’ve complied…
I’ve never been hit by a car…or a meteor…or captured by a giant gorilla in New York City…it must be working…or…at least…I think it is…
Now…there are rules…only pennies found face up are lucky…
So…let me get this straight…I’m riding my bicycle down the middle of a county road…and I spot a penny…I brake…turn around…search out the penny…only to find Mr. Lincoln sleeping on his tummy…and I ride away…
I don’t think so…I pick that little sucker up…say…everything I’m doing is paying off…and add it to the growing…road-kill change collection
It amazes me that someone started the rule in the first place…what…they were too lazy to bend over…so they said to their companion…uh…it’s face down…uh…it’s not good luck…uh…better…leave it there…
Not me…I figure any money I find is…money I didn’t have…therefore…it’s bound to be lucky…
It also amazes me…that some people won’t bother to pick up change…it’s only a penny…or a nickel…or a quarter…
Not me…I figure any money I find is…money I didn’t have…therefore…it’s bound to add up…
But…that’s just me…
I find money in the strangest places…as mentioned…in the middle of a country road…what…people roll down their windows…and throw out their change…
Seriously…how does it get there…
Call me superstitious…but…almost the only penny I will leave…is in a public toilet…and…yes…I’ve seen them there…I’m thinking the Tidy Bowl Man throws them out of his little boat…the nautical equivalent of the country road scenario…
Well…I’ve given you my…two cents worth
Now…I’m wondering…if I offer you…a penny…for your thoughts…why do you always give me…your…two cents worth
Unfortunately…that will have to wait until another day…
Jane

We’re On the Air…With Edie Galley…

Bertha and I just finished listening to our radio interview with Edie Galley on Courageous Voices Radio Show…we talked about the courage to follow your dream…even when that dream takes a left turn in Albuquerque…since that’s pretty much what mine has done…
I used to think that dreams were concrete…set in stone so to speak…but…what I’ve come to understand over the years…is that dreams are actually kind of slippery…they can change shape…and direction…but…they don’t go away…even when we can’t see them for a while…they are always there…
Funny…I just realized as I wrote this…that the situation I’ve been concerned about lately…is really an old dream…that has twisted and turned…and come back home…hmmm…I wonder where it will take me now…
Oh…and by the way…problems…situations…issues…are often just invitations to play with your dreams again…hey…they have to get our attention somehow…although…I think a nicely worded card…even an email…would have sufficed…just saying…
But…I digress…I was telling you about the interview with Edie…what can I say…it was like old home week…we’ve known each other for several years now…in fact…she was the first person to interview me when Bertha-Size Your Life was first released…we have since worked together on other internet radio shows…and become close friends…
I hope you can take the time to listen to the interview…it’s only about 30 minutes…and…it turned out really well…if I do say so myself…oh…and if you listen carefully…you may even hear Bertha…putting her two cents worth in from time to time…
Jane