“A Penny” written by Laura Burdo.
See My Penny
Meet Ms. Penelope, a darling three year old girl, born on the cusp of Valentine’s day.
Since the time she was lying in her crib, crawling across the floor, or standing at my feet; I’d sing over her this little jingle…
Pick A Penny
“Find a Penny, pick her up; all day long you’ll have good luck!”
Remember this rhyme?
The origins of this superstition may stem from ancient times when metals were believed to offer protection from evil and harmful spirits to those who possessed them.
When cultures began using coins as currency, obviously those who had more of them were considered wealthy. Thus, the accumulation of money translated into good fortune.
Perhaps this fact contributed to the good luck association with finding a penny.
My Lucky Penny
Some people believe that different outcomes will occur if the penny is found either heads up or down.
If the penny is heads up you may freely and joyfully pick it up, and experience good luck. If it faces tails up, you can pick it up and turn it over for the next person – just do not take it with you because you will be bringing yourself bad luck.
Yet others believe that the penny you pick up should be passed along to someone else the same day to ensure your own good luck.
Sigh, if only it were that easy.
It’s But A Game
These games we play can be fun, but of course, they aren’t actually reliable.
And yet – positives like hope, faith, and expectation do have proven scientific substance – according to many studies.
We’ve all heard of the placebo effect. Often times, people ascribe such things to receiving miraculous healing and other surprising happenings.
Think On This…
A great many people throughout the ages have commented on the topics of good luck and happiness. They have contributed their part in the exploration of these much sought after attainments.
Mr. Pilates said, “Everyone is the architect of their own happiness.”
All this may be true, but perhaps the truth lies somewhere in the skies.
Let me leave you with this.
As your faith is, so be it unto you!
The Pilates Preacher
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