Musings and Amusings

P is for Pennies

P Letter

See a penny; pick it up. All year long you’ll have good luck.”

I believe in lucky pennies, pennies from heaven, pennies I find on the ground. Some days are quite simply penny days. I walk out the door – from a store, the Y, the dentist – and I just know I’m going to look down and find a penny. The dimes and quarters are a surprise find, but I have an inkling when it comes to  pennies. Below are the eight pennies I found in February, the month I started blogging. The month I met the first of many special blogging friends. That cannot be a coincidence!



I think each of my eight found pennies symbolizes one of the bloggers I met in February. Some have become online friends; some simply gift their writing talents. All have added positively to my daily reading enjoyment and to my understanding of our global reach.

Crone-ing – a weaver and gardener who has reached her wisdom age and is willing to share what she’s learned

61 Musings – an introvert extraordinaire who has provided a haven and library of insights for fellow introverts

Life Is Good – an experienced blogger who gives time, energy and encouragement to newbies; co-host of A to Z

Laineyrain – she’s like the cream in my coffee; appears in my reader early most mornings and usually elicits a chuckle or a smile

Becoming Cliché – the best snowman picture (sadly re-purposed by sun and spring by the time this posts), cutest tortoise pictures and wisdom in her words

Happy Holly Project – she makes me laugh

Words ‘n Pics – fantasy in her photography; illusions in her visions; I never know what I’ll see when I visit, but it’s always worth the trip

Lies Jack Kerouac Told Me – my token male penny? Expressive writing; worthwhile topics. Doesn’t post often but fun when he does

I haven’t found any pennies on the ground in March or April. No worries. I have acquired so many talented, inspiring blogger buddies during the April’s A to Z Challenge, I feel like I’ve hit the jackpot. You are all truly “found treasures” and I look forward to giving you shout-outs, growing our friendships, laughing and crying with you, and learning all the while. Cheers!


Note: I’m still on the road with my un-co-operative laptop. I am reading your posts every day, but cannot respond to comments on mine or yours! I will be back online Saturday or Sunday. Talk to you then!


Click here for a link to other A to Z bloggers.

Comments on: "P is for Pennies" (21)

  1. What a great post! I was delighted to see my name their thank you so much! I love picking up pennies to. I once read (Phoebe Buffay Alert!) that if you see a coin and don’t pick it up you’re telling the Universe you don’t need any more money! Lol, I’ve double backed to get pennies before! lol…I’m off to visit the other blogs you recommended! 🙂

  2. Awe that is such a lovely post Sammy and even sweeter you have exactly the pennies you found and named your new found friends 🙂 my son finds pennies all the time it’s incredible how many he finds each time we go out but in London I imagone that had more to do with a different meaning to friendship ie throwing away money metaphorically xx

  3. What a lovely post. I’ll need to look out for more pennies.. But as you say, this challenge has already drawn many new friends together.

  4. Great post. Being Australuan the first time I heard that saying about picking up pennies was in the movie Grease. It’s in the scene before the big car race. Clearly the saying has held true for you 🙂

    • I don’t remember that scene, but my Mom used to say it to us. I found a penny yesterday so I csn write about another blogger 🙂

  5. People always laugh at me when I pick up pennies, or even quarters and dimes, but I say it all adds up, especially the psychological component of being open to what the world has to offer.
    What a thoughtful post! Thank you for sharing your blogging bounty. 🙂

    • Thanks Kirsten. I love hearing from you, and you explained it perfectly. Our world is bountiful in meaning if we use that seeking approach.

  6. I pick up pennies too. I don’t associate them with anyone but think I will look for connections going forward.

    • 🙂 as Kirsten said, it’s being open to possibilities. I always wonder if I ever cross paths (unknowingly) with the person who dropped the coin.

  7. My nan used to keep pennies in a huge bottle at the side of her fireplace. At Christmas she would share them out amongst her grandchildren. If we ever found any loose ones, we saved them for Nan’s bottle and we watched the contents grow every time we visited. Another lovely memory, thank you 🙂

    • Aww that’s sweet, Lynne. Thanks for sharing that memory. It is such a treat for our blogging community to be able to do that.

  8. Visiting your favorites — FUN!

  9. Wow! You’ve only been blogging since February?! You’re doing very well, Sammy! Glad we met doing the A to Z Challenge and I look forward to keeping up with your posts beyond that.

  10. Funny how you call them pennies – I guess they are cents really? Pennies have never been the same here since decimalisation. One NEW pence wasn’t anything like a proper penny 🙂

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