This isn't out of the ordinary for me--along with all the odd things I see on the run, I find a lot of change. I always stop to pick up any coins I see. You never know if it will bring you good luck, right?
Have you heard the saying, "Find a penny pick it up, all day long you'll have good luck"?
Do you think a dime gives 10x good luck? What about that $20 I found a few years back?
Running pays. In so many ways.
Luck has been on my mind lately. It's been a tough year for my family and me. There has been my youngest son's injury, which would be enough to throw anyone off course. After 4 months of recovery including surgery, he's finally healing. But there have been other things I haven't shared on the blog. My oldest son continues to give us sleepless nights, including another misadventure this past weekend. Parenting him has been my biggest life challenge.
I won't lie and tell you that I haven't felt sorry for myself this year. In fact, I think some of my melancholy has been part of the reason that I have struggled with motivation on the road.
But I'm not asking for sympathy, which is why I try not to share too much of this personal stuff on social media. Everyone has their burdens and I'm certainly not alone in that.
Instead of reflecting on all the misfortune that has occurred for us this year, I stay optimistic that things will turn around. Earlier this week, I wrote about balance. It's something I'd love to find.
After finding that penny, I reflected about the plethora of goodness that has come out of everything my family has endured this year.
In fact, I've been quite amazed at the good fortune that has come out of these bad situations. Mostly the blessings have been in the form of support and friendship. My family--my parents and my sister in particular--have been extraordinary.
You and I both know that it isn't really the penny that brings good luck. It's the hope and a belief that something good will happen that comes from those pennies.
|And then there's Cocoa, who has been a joy and a blessing.|
And that's why I pick up pennies.
Do you pick up pennies? Read your horoscope? Have your cards read?
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