Happy Sunday

Changing things up today from our customary Happy Sunday formula, because I found this poem in a magazine recently & wanted to share.  It’s an interesting concept & definitely falls under the classifications of kindness & gratitude, which is always our Happy Sunday focus. :smiley15

How Rich Are You?

Put a penny in a jar
For every kindly act.
For every smile that leaves your lips,
For words of warmth and tact.

Take a penny out each time
You do an unkind deed.
One for gossip, one for lies,
One for spite and greed.

Put in, take out, for just a week.
The day will not be far
When you can count how very rich…
Or truly poor you are.

I’ve started doing this, & am happy to say that I’ve only put pennies in so far, not taken any out. :smiley30

Of course, it’s also been a good week, with no signs of PMS or letting hunger get the best of my temper. :smiley31  When that day comes, my penny jar may not look so good. :smiley10


5 Comments  •  Comments Feed

  1. Pamela Cayne says:

    Heidi–for the work you do for animals, that jar should be full of $100 bills. :smiley34

    • Heidi says:

      Aw, you’re so sweet! :smiley34

      I’ve acquired several pennies in my jar, but did have to take one out the other night when hunger took over & I snapped at someone when it really wasn’t necessary. :smiley31 But then I got something to eat :smiley28 & apologized, did a good deed & got my penny back. :smiley22

  2. Mary Kirkland says:

    That’s such a nice idea. Not sure how well this would work with me right now since I seem to be a roller coaster of emotions and I snap at the oddest of times.

    Peri menopause…gotta love it.


    • Heidi says:

      LOL I feel your pain. Altho, it might actually be a good idea to try it…to see if you’re having more ups than downs. Then you could take the jar to your dr. & say, “Look! Clearly, I need better meds, cuz there are no pennies in here!” :smiley31

  3. Anna Patterson says:

    Such a sweet idea. Thanks for sharing.

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