As I gave it to my daughter, I told her a story about my grandpap. One day, Pap stopped, pointed to a penny with his cane, and told us to pick it up. One of us did, and I have never forgotten what he said next.
"Girls, when you get too good to pick up a penny, you've gotten too good."
I have picked up pennies ever since. It isn't about the cents, though I have probably made a few dollars by now. It is about dilligence, humility, being observant, and taking opportunities when they arise. It's part of the heritage I received from a man who left a large legacy of personal responsibility and generosity.
This blog began when I was living in an apartment in the Middle East with two pre-schoolers. It was part of my sanity retention strategy. It still is. About the same time, we started using Amazon Prime. It was our source for books in the absence of a library, craft supplies in absence of a dollar store, and our all around place to find what we needed at a good price. I naturally included Amazon links in my posts, just to be helpful.
All this time they've been sitting there for free. It dawned on me recently that if I am willing to pick up pennies at nine months pregnant, I should probably make my links into affiliate links too.
This means that if you click on a link from this blog to Amazon, then buy that item later on, they will give me some store credit.
We still find Amazon to be a great source for product reviews and hard to find items. Prime items are always at our door within two days. Click here to try Amazon Prime free for 30 days. Or Shop Amazon - Summer Reading for Kids . We enjoyed Dr. D'Soto, one of the books featured on this list.
You may enjoy this post on baby board books done in our Mid-east Play room. I am looking forward to sharing these titles with baby girl!
And, if it's a nice day where you are, why don't you head out for a walk, and see if you can find a few pennies?