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Tuesday:) Toni Finds Ten Thousand Bucks In Her Driveway

29 Aug

“A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart.” 

~ Jonathan Swift


The good news is, I really did find $10,000 dollars in my driveway. The bad news is, it was just play money from a board game. You know those fortunate cookies, or when your horoscope says that you will be coming into a lot of money? Well, they fail to tell you that it may not be of a negotiable tender.

But, I still smiled when I reached down and picked up the scrap of paper that rested on my driveway. I looked up to the heavens and said in a Yiddish accent, “Thank you. It would have been nice if it was real money, but I appreciate the humor.” Knowing me, if it was real, I would have proceeded with an exhaustive search for the owner.  I remember the time I found a wallet with $300, with no ID on the plane going to Chicago, and through luck and the grace of God, I found the rightful owner a few days later. I mailed it to the elated young man with a note that said, “Pay it forward. Someday, you might be able to do something nice for a stranger too.” That made me smile.

So, when I picked up the funny money, crazy cash, I thought, how blessed am I? I have more than I need, and blessed with more than I deserve. When I looked closely at the piece of paper play money, I laughed out loud. “HA!”

It’s all in the game of LIFE. How appropriate! I always say, “If you’re waiting for a sign, this is it.” I took this to be another one of those signs, like the lucky pennies, or feathers, or butterflies that greet me. ” Money! It’s only paper, enjoy the game of life.”