One of the most mindless, yet productive, activities I enjoy doing is rolling coins. Do you roll coins?
I will search diligently and not stop until I find 3 extra pennies, so I can complete my task of rolling up 50 pennies and closing the ends of the wrapper.
While it appears mindless, it brings back nostalgic feelings of when I was a child. I had a piggy bank and enjoyed watching my piggy bank fill up. Once filled to the top, I would empty it and count my change. I loved how much money I accumulated and saved over a short period.
The smallest amount of money can turn into much when you save a little at a time. And that’s without the addition of compound interest (The interest you earn on both the original money in your savings and the interest you keep accumulating.).
The rolled coins and change pictured below added up to over $60. How’s that for spare change?
Years ago an older gentleman taught me that whenever I found a coin on the ground (on anywhere), to pick it up and save it. To this day, I pick up every penny I find and put into my penny bank.
No matter how much money I have in investments and in my savings, I am reminded that God gives seed to the sower. So the little I have grows and produces much. My dad taught me the expression, “Little turns into much with the Master’s touch!”
When I find a penny, several things come to mind:
- I am blessed to be a blessing to someone else.
- Be grateful for even the smallest blessing.
- Don’t spend every penny I make.
So the next time you’re out walking and come across a coin, think of me. Pick it up. Put it in a jar. Start saving them so you can roll coins too.
When was the last time you found a coin? What did you do with it?