11 February 2011

Picking up Pennies for my Piggy Bank

How many times have you seen a penny on the ground but kept 
walking right past? Do you ever think to pick it up and put it in your pocket? 
Have you questioned if doing so would make any impact in your life?

Since September 2010, I began a quest to pick up any and all loose 
change I came across on my path and add it to my Piggy Bank. After 
a certain period, I would empty the collection to see how much money I had 
found. So, after 5 months, I am ready to crack my piggy bank open

Not only were there pennies, there were nickels, dimes, quarters and loonies!

The Total Amount: $8.14

Okay sure, $8.14 is not a lot of money... and I certainly don't recommend you quit your 
day jobs ;) I do however want to show you the value of a single penny; That even 
the tiniest of things in life can build up to a greater value and importance

So next time you see a penny on the ground, stop- pick it up- 
put it in your pocket- and take that good luck with you. Just be 
sure to look up a few times so you don't run into a tree or fire hydrant :)


Christin@purplebirdblog said... [reply]

I pick up change too! :) Every little bit adds up!

Geraldine said... [reply]

My boyfriend always picks them up! And he looks so pleased with himself when he finds a coin. If I drop a cent from my purse by accident I leave it on the ground and think of the person who will find it, pick it up and see it as a sign of good luck :-)

Sophia @ Raven Waves said... [reply]

It's so funny that you wrote this post b/c I actually found a penny on the ground today! I contemplated picking it up or not. I did!! Woo! I love collecting crazy coins, too! :)

Meri said... [reply]

I find change in the vending machine at work at least once a week. It really adds up :)

Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin said... [reply]

8.14 is a lot of money for just starting that project in September - I'm impressed!

Rach said... [reply]

I so do this!! I've been picking up every penny/nickle/dime/quarter I see on the street since I moved to the States for college (in '04). I've never added it all up before, though. Usually it goes in our "Sonic Money Fund" for summery drinks. :)

Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen said... [reply]

I always pick up pennies and give them to my boys for luck. Trust me, we could use all the luck we can get!

J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) said... [reply]

I love your piggy bank!! It looks like our imaginary friends!! No, seriously. Not kidding. :D


Crystal said... [reply]

I always pick up pennies, too. :) I see we are from the same city so be prepared for some friendly competition! hehe

Anonymous said... [reply]

i love that you guys have loonies ;p i don't pick up pennies bc i don't know what to do with them! i never carry cash anyway lol

Molly @ MollyRunsFresh said... [reply]

Haha Canadian money looks so cool! What do you do with American coins? Very rarely, I will get change back and instead of a penny, I will have a Canadian penny and I get so excited I save them :) haha its the little things that make me happy!

Aimee said... [reply]

I might just have to get myself a piggy bank and do the same =)

Alex@Spoonful of Sugar Free said... [reply]

Whoa! You must have been workin to find all that cash, girl!!! Love the piggy bank :)

Jess said... [reply]

That piggy bank is AWESOME!

Anonymous said... [reply]

Cute post! $8 is $8 you never had before, right? It'll buy you a ginormous muffin or two I bet :-)

Mandi said... [reply]

I actually usually don't pick up change (unless, when I was living in Canada, it was a $1 or $2 of course). However occasionally if I see a penny that's heads up I might grab it. :)

Red Deception said... [reply]

I always pick up lose coins! In fact, I have quite a collection myself :)

Lawyer Loves Lunch said... [reply]

Heh, I miss Canadian loonies and toonies. You're a lot less likely to find a $1 bill on the ground in the U.S. :)

Chelsea said... [reply]

I always pick up loose change too! I've never found a loonie though!

I love the message of this post - that even the small things are important. I couldn't agree more!

Joanne said... [reply]

Aww cute piggy bank! And $8.14 is no laughing matter! you could totally buy a meal for that much!

Ali said... [reply]

I LOVE piggy banks :)

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said... [reply]

What a cute little bank - the nose is adorable!

Missy said... [reply]

I've been wondering about your piggy bank! Ever since you told me I made a point to start one of my own...I don't know what I will do with the money yet....

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