Baby Step #2 – “A penny saved is a penny earned”
It occurred to me today how callously my former self would toss a penny on the ground without giving it another thought. Currently I’m in a mass-cleaning mission to clear away unwanted clutter, and I’ve been truly amazed at how many pennies are stashed everywhere. Stealthily hidden under the bed. In my old ratty sneakers. Tucked inside the inner pocket of my favorite jeans. In my coat pockets, and in my car.
I’ve started to slowly but determinedly collect all these shiny little buggers. I’ve actually found it somewhat therapeutic. As I begin a new life of financial responsibility, this simple act reminds me how to respect my money on a different level. Pennies may seem rather trivial to make much of a difference, or for one to bother with. But its dawned on me how true appreciation needs to manifest itself even at the smallest of levels. I’m quite sure a genuine respect for money, even for these seemingly bothersome pennies and nickels, will generate good fortune for the future.
I now carefully tuck all my shiny little morsels in a penny dish. When I finish the cleaning process, I’ll add up my newly acquired stash. I must admit, there is something deeply satisfying about seeing my pennies gather force — my dish is all ready begining to swell.
Remember the next time you pick up one of these tiny shimmering forces; each penny may seem minuscule in itself, but even they serve a significant purpose in the greater scheme of the universe. Each penny will faithfully contribute to turning that $1 into $10, or $10 into $100.
Perhaps I won’t be so quick to make a wish and dunk mine next time.
Baby Steps are Key ~†~