Seeking Pennies

While at my gate waiting for the first plane I was casually looking around when I made awkward eye contact with an older women who was just getting to the seating area. She mumbled “hi.” I smiled and said “Hey, how are you?” She then went on to tell me about where she is going and why. I told her that I was about to go to a volleyball tournament in Reno, Nevada. She perked up a little and asked if I do personal affirmations. I was a bit confused and asked her to explain. She said she was reading a book called Creative Visualization by Shakti Gawain. She went on and said that I need to say personal affirmations every morning when I wake up. Saying things like “I am beautiful” “I will succeed” She then took out the book because she wanted me to read a part of it. As she opened the book she found a penny in it. She immediately started to tear up a little. I was a little worried for a second. She told me “the more something comes up in your life them more it is meant for it to be there. Last week I was telling a friend how I see pennies a lot. She then told me that pennies are heaven sent. Every time a penny randomly shows up in your life that means you have an angel with you. I just opened this book now and I found a penny. Darling, there is an angel with you.” I sat there with the chills as she handed me the book to read. I only read a few pages, but the pages that I did read made me feel better about myself. I looked up at her with tears in my eyes. I told her that I have been struggling with every aspect of my life right now, and that I already knew this tournament was going to be challenging both mentally and physically. Without hesitation she said “this must be your angel” and she handed me the penny. “God knows you are struggling so he sent you an angel. Know that when you are struggling there is an angel with you. You are beautiful”

Who is this angel?! I have been fortunate enough to not have anybody close to me die. So knowing I have an angel with me brings brightness to my life, but who is it? I guess this angel doesn’t have to be someone that was close to me, but I still do not know who it could be. Whoever you are, I thank you.

For those of you who a skeptical, a few days later after I received this angel, a couple teammates and I were in a car crash. With how fast the other car rear ended us, we are lucky that we did not sustain any major injuries. I believe that the angel was with us.

Being the curious person I am I looked up this phenomenon on the internet and I found this poem on a lot of different websites.


I don’t know about you, but I rather frequently see a penny lying on the ground. I usually ignore it and walk away, after all its only a penny, but now I will never look at another random penny the same way again. 

Seeking pennies and angels. 


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