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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Pennies from Heaven

While taking a walk with a friend, she decided to stop in to a popular coffee house and buy a cup of coffee. She told me that when ever she goes there, she finds some coins on the floor. It always happens. Sure enough, she found some coins. Then she shared with me that she sends her nephew the coins and he puts them in a jar he calls "Pennies from Heaven". She doesn't only find pennies, she finds other coins and they all go into the jar at her nephew's house. When the jar is full, they donate all the money to charity.

I told my friend a story I once heard about a rich man who stopped to pick up pennies when ever he saw them. Someone asked him why he did it when he was so rich. He answered that since pennies have "In God We Trust" on them, it was a reminder to him about how blessed he is and where his wealth comes from.

There are other stories about pennies. Mostly I wanted to share these stories with you because we sometimes forget to pay attention to the blessings in life. Sometimes we forget to see the miracles in the ordinary.

EXERCISE OF THE DAY: Keep your eyes open for the simple surprises and whispers of heavenly love that come your way each day.

With love and blesings,
Aunt Laya

photo from by Cohdra

News from the road

Dear Readers,

I've been on the road traveling. I was in New York for the Book Expo America, the largest publishing industry event in the US and second in the world to Frankfurt, Germany. I went hoping to take my book to the next level and made some connections there that hold some potential promise.

I've also been busy at work updating "You Don't Have to Learn Everything the Hard Way." The book will come out this fall with a new look on the inside and outside. The cover will be the same basic design but different colors that people have said really make it "pop". The inside will have a larger font (so the letters are bigger) to make reading more comfortable on the eye. Of course as soon as it's ready and on the market, I'll announce it here right away.

I've got a new laptop, I've gone Mac now and am still not familiar with it. Since I'm a slow learner, I have to wait until I see the nephew who can help me with it. Then I'll be back online with regular posts and thoughts. More coming soon.

In the meantime, remember that you are blessed and loved.

Aunt Laya