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November 17, 2009



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Brenda Kula

Odd to think of all the places that little penny has traveled. Could have been all over the country and then some. And it found its way to you, who not only took notice of its mere existence. But gave it a rightful place of honor. You are special, Kim.

Sea Witch

I love postings, "musings" like this. You have the gift of seeing things beyond their surface. Oh how I wish others would recognize we all have that gift and put it into practice. There is so much beyond the surface of all that we see. Thank you for such a wonderful post. Sea Witch

Sean @ Bungalow A GoGo

Thank you for re framing my mindset - small coins bouncing around in my pocket usually irritate me, now I will appreciate them for being little pieces of history instead of just annoying monetary objects. Cool boots.

Teacup Lane (Sandy)

Oh Kim,
What a beautiful post! My hubby thinks I am crazy because I save pennies. My Daddy always saved them and every time I save one I think of him. I have three large vases - one in the living room, one in the dining room and one upstairs and all are filled.
I want to thank you so much for being my FIRST FOLLOWER! When I noticed it last night I got so excited. I haven't set any of my favorites to follow yet. I'm waiting for my hubby to help me with a photo to use. Thanks for making my day!

XXOX Love,
Teacup Lane (Sandy)

Elizabeth Marchus

Hi Kim,
So sweetly stated and so very true.
I do love your "Red" boots.
Enjoy your day and keep creating,
Elizabeth (Home is Where the Heart is)


Sigh..............what a nice post. Oh, and I love those red boots you are wearing!

tea time and roses

Hello Kim!

Had to drop by and say hello!:o) A beautiful post my friend, and I am sure loving those lovely red boots.:o) You take care and chat with you soon. Enjoy a beautiful week.




Find a penny pick it up...
All the day you'll have good luck!!!

What a lovely post!!!

I love the way your mind works!!!



I always heard that a found penny meant osmeone you loved that is now in Heaven, sent it to you so you would think of them...silly perhaps but I smile when I find one!
And you too are and ugs to you sweet Kim.


Oh my, we think alike. I have those same wandering thoughts about things ... and thought no one else could think like that! Wonderful post Blogging is great for minds like ours. :-)

Kimberly Padilla

My husband and I always pick up pennies, because we don't like to see God's name on the ground.

sweet cottage dreams

You have such a beautiful soul and way of looking at things. I have always said that when you find a penny, it is from an angel looking after you. An angel was looking after you that day!



Such a sweet post from such a sweet-spirited lady...
xo bj


I've heard that found pennies are gifts from Heaven and I choose to believe that.:-)
Thanks for sharing!


That was so nice...I too enjoy thinking about where and when an old coin was used, where it's been. I save them when I find them, and keep a really old one (my birth year -ha!)in my coin purse for luck.
Loooove those red boots, how fun are they?!!
It's so great to come visiting here. Hope you can stop by sometime, too.
Heidi - Heart and Home

Lavender Dreams

I love these thoughts. I always pick up pennies and this morning my hubby was out and about and when he came in, he had a found penny for me. I call them my lucky pennies and keep them in a special place. Silly but fun.


What a beautiful post. I just found you today. Keep up the good work.


What a great analogy! I love the way you think. I love your boots, too! :)

Jennifer @ Fiddle Dee Dee

Such a beautiful sentiment. It's one that I needed today. Thank you dear beautiful Kim.

xo, Jennifer


Thank you. My neighbor and I were walking back from a meeting and found a penny. She says, 'a found penny is a reminder that God is watching over you.' i had never heard that before. Amazing what we all grow up with. God is watching over you Kim. Blessings, Janet

Vicky G.

I always heard that it was a sign of good luck to find a single penny. I save all the single pennies I find...I too wonder where it has been. Love the red boots!


I love your sweet heart and the way you think and feel and how you express it...and that you pass on the joy to all of us who love you.

My son doesn't like pennies so he literally drops them once he's outside a store or restaurant. He says he has made two people happy...him for getting rid of them and the person who finds them! LOL



I don't think there's another person in the world that could find a penny and be inspired to write so beautifully as you did sweet Kim.

And you know I love YOU too :)



Kim, that was SO sweet and very eloquently stated. I'm with Rue... I love YOU, too! :-)


Sheila :-)


I don't think I have ever read anything so beautiful.....about a penny! How true it all is, I love coming here! You have such a gift for turning words and pictures into BEAUTY! Have a wonderful day!


What a sweet reminder. Thank you for helping to bring my mind back to front and center where it should be!


I cannot agree more ...we all have value no matter our past or where we have been or what we have done. The Name on that precious penny tells us so in Matthew 3:16
This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life. God didn't go to all the trouble of sending his Son merely to point an accusing finger, telling the world how bad it was. He came to help, to put the world right again. Anyone who trusts in him is acquitted; anyone who refuses to trust him has long since been under the death sentence without knowing it. And why? Because of that person's failure to believe in the one-of-a-kind Son of God when introduced to him.

Kim you are sooo talented! Thank you for sharing your many gifts.


Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio & The Comforts of Home

A beautiful post Kim. I always pick up heads up pennys....but I have never thought of where they have been. Now I will and I will think of you whenever I spy a penny on the ground.


How beautifully written and on a day I needed to hear it! Tell us MORE about those red boots, please!

Rose - The Center of My Self

Two thoughts on this lovely post:
- The face of every penny says "In God We Trust," so whenever I see a penny on the ground, I choose to believe that it's God reminding me of his presence and to always trust in His path for my life. I've been unemployed for 7.5 months and see a penny regularly on my daily walks and I'm reminded that In God I Trust.

- In the spirit of Oneness in this world, it's interesting to think of how we're all interconnected. The very air we breathe has also been breathed by billions of others, even Buddha, Christ, and all the saints and holy figures throughout time. That penny has probably been through the hands of people who are happy, sad, struggling, joyful - we are all connected.


Your post reminded me of the time I was chatting with a friend who had just lost her husband and out of no where a penny fell to the floor. We knew it was him telling her everything would be alright. Pennies do fall from heaven. I would like to think that.
Bless you.


Ah, you are just too sweet sometimes. I love your way of seeing life and the living. I was looking at a few gray hairs today and thinking how I deserve those, after nearly 52 years, they say that I am surviving, living, breathing...still. Thanks for the precious reminder of our value, today. Hugs, Cindy S.

Daisy Cottage

Thank you everyone.

You ALL are so valuable and precious it is mind boggling. When you see yourself in the mirror please know that this is true.

Never ever think otherwise.



My mother use to say "See a penny pick it up for someone you have lost is thinking of you".

Now every time I find a penny I know my mom is thinking of me. Maybe someone was thinking of you.

Have a great week, Lisa


Sigh... yes, time has certainly left its' mark on me! :)


When I see a penny I pick it up, to honor the Holy name of God.
No place else on the earth I think,(could be wrong) has the name of God on all the currency-- the name to be trusted for Saving Grace.


See a penny, pick it up, and all day long you'll have good luck! Lovely post! My husband and I are penny picker uppers!


I love you to bits Kim. You know how to make words give big warm snuggly hugs :) and you made my day with this post.

Hugs back,

Leigh Ann

Thanks for sharing your heart! You touched mine. :)
Leigh Ann

Esther Sunday

Yet ANOTHER reason I love you!


I heard a story about a very wealthy man always picked up pennies, because it reminded him it is "in God, we trust"

ps my mom would love your boots. She has a pair and that is ALL she ever wears, on her feet. Everyday.

Elaine L.


I am speechless. Such a beautiful, heartfelt post! I will never look at a penny the same way, again. Such a beautiful analogy of how to become richer and more unique with age.


kate reddan

Once again you have given me some food for thought. I have always found those pennies to be a bother. Now I will look at them as a blessing. You are a gift! I can't wait to read your blog each day.
Love You,


Beautiful, sweet sentiments. My mind ponders and wonders about small, but to me, meaningful things. I completely relate to what you are saying. Thank you for this precious space to come to. God Bless.


Good post, and good reminder. We ARE each special and unique. You're a blessing!



Kim can take a found little penny and make it a beautiful bog.

What a gal you are, miss!

Thank you so much.

Hugs and smiles,


Kathleen Grace

A beautiful post Kim. It is hard to take the "weathering" sometimes but it helps to remember that it happens top everyone and that it doesn't decrease our value. Thanks for the reminder:>)

Dollys Cherry Heart

Aw Kim you are so special!

I love this post! It is the little things that matter!


Come visit!

Mary Lou

I'm wondering if 1992 has any significance for you. Wouldn't that be something?? I love whatever knitted wonder the penny is lying on.


You ALWAYS move me!!! Your post is so beautiful and poignant. Something so little and simple as a penny can have such powerful meaning.
I hope our paths will cross one day. You are a special and lovely person. Hugs! XO, Jenn

Daisy Cottage

ahhhhhhhhhh thank you everyone SOOOO much.

Mary Lou that was my shawl. :-)


Mary Lou

You know, I just love those red boots! I have 3 pairs of red flats, and they just make me smile every time I wear them.
Mary Lou

Alison Gibbs

Oh Kim, a beautiful post and 'so what blogland' should be about. caring and sharing


Now THAT was a fun tour! Thank you.
~Debra blog: the capers of the vintage vixens

Tracey Bird

I just picked up "Blogging for Bliss", and your site was one of the first ones that caught my eye. This little penny post is my first introduction to creative blogging, and I'm in love! What a warm welcome. I do believe that there is now a new little yellow cottage living on my favorites list.
Thank you, Kim!
~ Tracey in Minnesota (where anything warm is very welcome this time of year!) ;)

Daisy Cottage

Thank you SO much Tracey! It is wonderful to meet you!!!


Lynn Cliburn

Hi Kim,
Oh how I love your insight, I find myself doing the very same things. Nothing is insignificant and we all do matter and usually it is the smallest things that can make the biggest impact on us.
"In God We Trust" ~4 words that have such a powerful impact when acted on.

Love the Boots and the shawl (of course:) is that mohair? Gorgeous!

Blessing and Hugs,

~Let FREEDOM Ring!~

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