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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Pennies from Heaven...

I watched the original version of Pennies from Heaven (1936 version with Bing Crosby) last week Friday. The title intrigued me. What did they mean Pennies from Heaven? And then I thought about all the little things that have been happening to me and those around me in the last several weeks and months. Little things that seem to fall from the sky or out of the blue, that have certainly contributed to my physical and emotional well-being.

So I've started keeping a list. Better yet, a notebook. Created something pretty into which to write these little pieces of wonderful that happen. Is life looking up or has my attitude simply changed? Have I accepted that I can't change the unchangeable? Have I learned to recognize that which is in my grasp to change? I have started to enjoy the "pennies from heaven"! The heartburn is gone, the head isn't pounding, the stomach isn't churning. I believe that good things are coming my way again. Hope has returned in my line of sight. Of course it's always been there, I just can't always see it clearly.

Collect all those pennies and keep track, you'll see life ain't so bad after all! What are some of your pennies?

Pennies from Heaven by Frank Sinatra:

Every time it rains,
It rains pennies from heaven
Don't you know each cloud contains
Pennies from heaven

You'll find your fortune's falling
All over the 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

Next week, I'll show you the "project" - stay tuned, I think you'll like it.

1 Chronicles 17:26
O LORD, you are God! You have promised these good things to your servant.


Faith said...


Anonymous said...

I've felt the same way lately! I just decided Grace was in full force, or, like you said, maybe I'm just letting myself see it a little more.

natalie said...

So true, Marlis! I think that my pennies, are all of the kind and generous people, that I have met through "art"! Yourself included!! xoxo

Anonymous said...

You're one of my pennies! :)

CG said...

Nice blog!, it certainly is hard to see through the clouds sometimes..cg


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