The house was a dream for 30 years. After numerous failed attempts, I gave up.
That's when the Penny Angels and a Higher Source took over. For over 3 years during the construction the Angels provided a penny EVERY day non stop. (See Penny Tales Blog). Their way of saying "Just Take it One Day at a Time and Keep Trusting!"
The Penny Palace now stands as a symbol of miracles and love.
The Construction Phase has been completed, but the "COINcidences" and Tales from the Palace continue...
I had not been out for a walk
around the neighborhood in months.For
the past few days I planned to get out there this morning at promptly 8
a.m.I kept procrastinating and finding
one chore after another to do before heading out.Doc advises me to carry a walking stick
(recently there have been coyote and mountain lions in neighboring yards), but
I hate having things to carry.I just
want to walk and have some quiet time.Thankfully this morning my hands were free to carry an Unexpected
PLEASE Help Me Find Home
This morning I was almost home when
I spotted a little brown Chihuahua mix.She
was running scared.The high winds were
causing signs and other things to make frightening noises.I followed her along and tried various ways
to get close to her.She would not let
me get anywhere close to her.Finally I
said to the Angels, “Look.YOU are going
to need to work with her from Your direction.She is not cooperating with me.I
do not want her to get hit by a car or
become coyote bait.Please help me Connect with Her!” Within one minute,
Tootsie was in my arms!COINcidence that I should have been out
walking at that time and not the original time I had planned?
I took Tootsie home and posted a
Dog Found notice on the Neighborhood social Media. Within 60 seconds, a man
called to say his female Chihuahua had been missing since yesterday.He was elated!!I asked him to identify his pet.“Brown, female, no collar, name of
‘Brownie’”.Tootsie was not his little
dog.We were both so disappointed.The good news is that within a few hours he
wrote back to say Brownie was home and safe. A neighbor had sheltered her.
Just before 1 p.m. the House Phone
rang.I was hoping it was for
Tootsie.It was!Tootsie’s Special Person, Brooks, was elated
that Tootsie was found and was safe.I
assured him that she had been fed, watered, walked several times, and
hugged.He was thrilled.
Remember that theme of
“Connections”?Some yardworkers had seen
me pick up the dog and a lady pushing a stroller had also seen me.Thus, as Brooks was searching for Tootsie, at
least he knew she was not coyote bait.
There is so much more to the
story.Brooks came to the Penny Palace
and in the few moments he was there, so many interesting COINcidences
emerged.Everything from his upcoming
travel to Dubai, to his desire to create an international décor for his training
Tootsie and Her Person were
ReUnited!It was such fun to witness the
to note:I wasn’t far off with my concern
about Tootsie being coyote bait.Turns out
that she had been attacked by a coyote a few years ago and miraculously
Lessons:ANYONE can help bring JOY to someone else just
by being alert and by caring.
How many times
have you heard, “It’s Merely a Matter of Adjusting Your Attitude.”And that “YOU create your day”.Well, this morning I was fortunate to experience
a great example of that.
Sunday morning.The alarm went off at 7 a.m. and I was ready
to greet the day.Friend Norma and I
were finally going to have some time together.(I have been trying to visit with her since last August). There were a few urgent issues that needed my
attention before I could leave the house.I finally left 20 minutes later than I had planned.
There was one delay after another
in my commute. A major freeway interchange was closed for maintenance and there
was a long detour.Rats!I took that route and then zoomed to my
destination.One mile out, there were
railroad crossing signs halting traffic.There was a long stop while passengers were getting on and off the
Metrolink.Rats!I sat there with a very pissy attitude.Thoughts like “I only have this short time
with Norma.This is Not fair!”“What
else could go wrong?”As soon as I
thought that phrase, I realized the Universe would likely answer my question
with some not-so-desirable results.
While delayed by the train, I
quickly retracted those initial thoughts and instead focused (and said out
loud), “I am seeking some really nice
things by the end of this day.How can things get better?”I also
thought, “Maybe while Norma and I are together, we could spend a few minutes
calling my good friend JJ (who lives in Texas).I have not heard from him in a while.That would certainly create a bright spot in the day”.
The railroad crossing signs were
lifted and I proceeded to my appointment with Norma.I arrived (30 minutes late) and Norma
informed me that she had some bad news – our appointment could only be an hour
(instead of the three we had planned).She needed to get to the airport.The reason for that was because JJ had flown in unexpectedly for two
days and was now flying home.He was
there at the restaurant! What a wonderful breakfast together. YES!THINGS certainly did get better!A Live HUG was much better than a long-distance
My heart was happy on the drive
home.I stopped at a thrift store for a
few minutes to search items for the next mailbox display at the Penny Palace.
As I walked through the doors, there was a shiny penny there.Yes!Things were looking up.
In rummaging through the shelves of
discarded items, I found a heavy candle holder.(See attached photo).What is the
Big deal about THAT you ask?Six days
ago I was checking up on doggies for friends of mine.I emailed them: “I
like that candle holder you have behind your sofa. It would go nicely at
the Penny Palace if you ever decide to get rid of it.”
I guess the Angels liked that same
candle holder for the Penny Palace, so they Manifested an identical one for me!