There was a small boy who when walking down the street one day found
a bright copper penny. He was so excited that he found money and it
didn't cost him anything. This experience led him to spend the rest of
his days walking with his head down, eyes wide open, looking for
During his lifetime he found 296 pennies, 48 nickels, 19 dimes, 16
quarters, 2 half dollars and one crinkled dollar bill. For a total of
He got money for nothing. Except that he missed the breathless
beauty of 31,369 sunsets, the colorful splendor of 157 rainbows, the
fiery beauty of hundreds of maples nipped by autumn's frost. He never
saw white clouds drifting across blue skies, shifting into various
wondrous formations. Birds flying, sun shining, and the smiles of a
thousand passing people are not a part of his memory.
Who do you know that is living like this?: Head is bent down
burdened with trivial things afraid of pain and criticism and fear of
things that never happen hoping to find that copper penny...for nothing.