Pennies from Heaven
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It was at one of the many grief support meetings I attended where I learned the story of Pennies from Heaven. Certainly a bereaved individual can appreciate the notion that our loved ones still think of us…far beyond the here and now. But even if you are not bereaved, I hope this story can help enlighten you about a wish that every person who misses their loved one thinks of at one point or another. Do they think of us?
At this meeting, I was handed a penny that had been engraved with the story, which read:
“Today I found a penny,
Just laying on the ground.
But it's not just a penny,
This little coin I've found.
Found pennies come from heaven.
That's what my Grandpa told me.
He said Angels toss them down.
Oh, how I loved that story.
He said when an Angel misses you,
They toss a penny down,
Sometimes just to cheer you up, To make a smile out of your frown.
So don't pass by that penny
When you're feeling blue;
It may be a Penny from Heaven
That an Angel's tossed to you.” –Author unknown.
The idea that my son could send me a penny to let me know he's thinking of me, strangely makes me feel comforted and I can't help but smile every time I see one. I know it may be silly but when a person is in mourning, we cling to whatever brings our loved ones alive…even though it may seem foolish. I am certain that people wonder why I would bother to bend down and pick up a penny…they may not understand but I know why and that's all that matters. And for that brief moment in time, I am happy.
Just as the lyrics A penny for your thoughts, a nickel for a kiss, a dime, if you tell me that you love me…can help make someone feel good, so does the story of Pennies from Heaven!