Pennies from Heaven


How often have you thought of someone who is deceased and wished you could get a message or something from them?

Recently, the topic of remembering loved ones has come up in conversation with friends, during workshops and talking with individuals who are struggling with loss at this time.  This has prompted me to write about what we may not be paying attention to and what we may not be interpreting as evidence of a connection from our loved ones. 

Angel dimes and pennies from heaven are sometimes described as being left for us to find when we least expect it or in the most unusual places.  Is this really happening?  Is this something to believe in?  I don’t have the answers for you but I know from personal experience and from talking to others there seems to be something happening.  Pennies or dimes appear from nowhere with no explanation of how they got there.

What do you believe?  Is it silly or nonsense to hope there is a way for our loved ones to connect with us?  In the midst of the heaviness of grief hope may be all there is. 

Imagine for a moment, you were thinking of your loved one and later you came across a coin that you understood to be a way for them to say…”Hi, I’m thinking of you too”.  For some individuals this may bring tears, a smile or both and lighten the heart’s load a bit. 

I found a penny today
just lying on the ground.
But it’s not just a penny,
this little coin I’ve found.

Found pennies come from heaven,
that’s what my Grandpa told me.
He said Angels toss them down.
Oh, how I loved that story.

He said when an Angel misses you,
they toss a penny down.
Sometimes just to cheer you up,
to make a smile out of your frown.

So, don’t pass by that penny,
when you’re feeling blue. It may be a penny from heaven
that an Angel’s tossed to you.  Author unknown

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