Not sure if this is what was intended for this saying, but I saw part of this in someones post and I now have a twist on it that I’d like all of you to consider…..
A penny is representation of abundance. You don’t have to always pick it up, but the next time you see one, use it as a chance to express gratitude and appreciation for any kind of small abundance you may have in your life. It is a signal from God and the Universe for you to express happiness for any kind of abundance no matter how small….I think it is important to feel grateful for the small miracles in our lives. Many people throw pennies away because they feel their value isn’t worth keeping but really we should be paying more attention to the “pennys” in our life. God and the Universe doesn’t usually send us huge miracles on a daily basis but he does give us small ones if we look for them. Just like finding a penny. We may not find one everyday but I bet if we start looking for them we will find them in the most interesting places and I hope we will take the time to pick it up and reflect on the miracles in our lives that day. Start LOOKING for pennies OUTSIDE of where you live too. You can save the pennies, pass them on or just acknowledge and appreciate it. See how often you find them as proof that you are looking for abundance in your life.
A stumbling block to the pessimist is a stepping stone to the optimist.
— Eleanor Roosevelt
It’s been shown that there are 3 simple things you can do to train your brain to be able to become more positive. Can you believe that in as little as 2 minutes of the following bullet points done 21 days in a row; that you can actually rewire your brain, letting your brain work positively and more successfully.
- Look for three new things each day to be grateful for and appreciate. And at the end of 3 weeks, your brain starts to scan the world for; not the negative, but for the positive first.
- If you write or think about one positive experience you’ve had over the past 24 hours it allows your brain to relive it. This exercise teaches your brain that your behavior matters. It’s been found that meditating on it allows your brain to get to a sort of balance, so taking deep breaths and counting backwards from 20 and continuously think about this experience.
- Finally doing a conscious random act of kindness. Write or say one positive thing praising or thanking somebody in your social support network.
These simple 3 things can create ripples of positivity, and bring you a momentum of happiness in your life.