Pennies From Heaven

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 I love the innocence of children and their ability to find happiness in the simplest of things. Knowing that sadly, this changes once early childhood years are over, I wish I could bottle it up and save it forever. My son gets so excited whenever he finds a penny on the ground- it’s a contagious type of excitement and happiness. Kids are wonderful that way. They can instantly bring you up to their level of appreciation of the most basic things- things we take for granted as adults. I wanted to do something special with some of the pennies he’s found over the past few months, so I decided to incorporate them into a homemade bench we had in our backyard where he likes to play. I covered 2 slabs of wood (held together by 4 screws) with about $10 worth of pennies (some he had found, but most from the bank) and poured a resin coating on them. After 3 days, it was waterproof and ready (he managed to make his mark by sticking a penny on top of the resin while everything was still settling). Why “Lucky”? Because they are lucky pennies, after all; but also cause it’s sort of a tribute to my little reminder of what happiness is.

fae0792f-23ff-4dcb-aff7-cf88f9f63bb5_zpsf691393dEvery time it rains
It rains
Pennies from heaven
Don’t you know
Each cloud contains
Pennies from heaven

You’ll find your fortune fallin’
All over town
Be sure that your umbrella
Is upside down

Trade them for a package of
Sunshine and flowers
If you want the things you love
You must have showers
So when you hear it thunder
Don’t run under a tree
There’ll be pennies from heaven
For you and me