Monday, November 14, 2011

Find a Penny, Pick it Up?





True confession. I admit it. I pick up pennies in the street. I also pick up nickels, dimes and from time to time, a quarter or two. I also once picked up a twenty dollar bill on the sidewalk on the corner of Eighth Avenue and West 57th Street. My parents picked up pennies, too, and the phrase, "Find a penny, pick it up. All the day you'll have good luck" still goes through my mind every time I find a penny.

I thought everyone picked up pennies until recently. I was walking with a colleague and I stopped to pick up a penny. He looked at me as though I were handling nuclear waste and told me it was "only" a penny. This incident didn't stop me from picking up pennies, but it made me realize everyone didn't think finding a penny in the street was a lucky windfall. I was pleased to find this article in one of my favorite blogs, Get Rich Slowly, which discussed the benefits in  picking up pennies.

Is anyone else out there a penny picker-upper? My guess is that there are a number of citizens of Buttercupland that pick up pennies. Let me know if I'm right.  

14 comments:

TARYTERRE said...

A penny is a precious commodity. If I see one, I pick it up. Good Luck, indeed.

Marie said...

I'm a penny picker upper. I always think to myself, there may come a day when that penny might mean the difference between life or death for you. Good luck or not, every penny counts, and they all add up!

We are: clamco said...

I pick up pennies! I usually look down a lot when I walk, especially if I'm walking my dog, and I scan the ground for shiny objects. I found a really nice silver bracelet once! On another note: Me and my fellow lunch ladies find pennies, and other change almost every day left behind on our cafeteria tables, lunch trays and on the floor. One year we saved everything we found and by the end of the school year, we had $35.00!

LDH said...

Oh, yes! It's the thrill of finding the penny that makes it worth it :)

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I always pick up pennies because it is a reminder to me of Who we should be placing our trust in. I always find it amazing just where I find those pennies too and very often it is just when I needed that reminder too. Hope your Tuesday is a terrific one!

Theresa said...

I pick up ALL coins, BUT only pick up pennies "heads up"! I always say that too... "Find a penny pick it up and all the day you'll have good luch"! Have a blessed day my friend, HUGS!

Betty Rubble said...

Not off the ground, but out of hubby's pockets when I'm doing laundry :)

Sheilagh said...

Always a penny picker upper I will be. Always have been since childhood. xxx

Maggid said...

song lyrics from long ago:
"Red Light Green Light Round the Town - Found a Penny On the Ground. Met a friend I never know'd - walking down 'ole Rocky Road"

love & love,
-g-

Chatty Crone said...

I ALWAYS pick up money - always. And it makes me happy. Pretty soon the penny will be worth something as they are trying to do away with it.

sandie

Mevely317 said...

Me, too!
Thanks for the link! I printed it out at work this morning and thoroughly enjoyed ir!

faith hope love ღ said...

I love your post! thanks for sharing... God bless you

Nancy M. said...

I still do too! It's true, every little penny helps! My best friend doesn't ever do that. It's weird that some people won't pick them up!

Country Dreaming said...

Yep, I'm a picker too!

Melinda