Archive for Wednesday, December 7, 2005

Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room

December 7, 2005

There are many stories and sayings concerning our lowly penny. However there is a new one out now with a whole new twist that I think is worth repeating.

This one really gives one something to think about. Arlene's husband's boss, an extremely wealthy man, was taking them out to dinner. Suddenly he stopped walking and looked down at the pavement for a long silent moment. Then he picked up a penny, held it up, smiled and put it in his pocket.

The boss told Arlene that on every U.S. coin are the words, "In God we trust." So whenever he finds a coin, it gives him much to think about.

"I feel God has dropped a message right in front of me, telling me to trust him, who am I to pass it by?" the boss said.

"When I see a coin, I pray, I stop to see if my trust is in God at that moment, I pick up the coin as a response to God, that I do trust him. I think it's God's way of starting a conversation with me. Lucky for me God is patient and pennies are plentiful."

Growing up in the Depression, we appreciated every penny. And they do count up. It still takes 10 of them to make a dime and 10 dimes to make a dollar.

None of them goes very far these days. Think about it: A tax increase of a penny (or even a mill) statewide quickly adds up to thousands, even millions, of dollars. Yet, it began with a penny for each of us.

I must get back into that sewing room. Pass on those hugs and smiles.

God bless you all.

-- Aunt Norie, P.O. Box 265, Tonganoxie 66086; auntnorie@bdc.net.

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