When you're little finding a penny on the ground is exciting! It's free money! But best of all a FREE WISH!
I used to think long and hard about what I wanted to wish for, would it be another Strawberry Shortcake doll? baby sister? or the world's biggest bowl of ice cream? The possibilities were endless! I still get excited as an adult to find a penny and make a wish, but this time the wishes are more for good health and good fortune and not so much dolls and candy.
So a few days ago the kids and I grabbed a handful of pennies from a piggy bank and some sidewalk chalk, we walked around town drawing pink and orange hearts, leaving behind a lucky penny for someone to find and bring a little joy into someones maybe not so happy day, as we walked by a few of our hand colored chalk hearts later that day the kids gleamed with excitement, the pennies were gone! We had fun talking about who would have picked the penny and what their wish might have been? Did they even make a wish or just place that shiny coin in their pocket to carry around for good luck?
What ever the outcome, adding even just a little happiness into someone's day made us feel lucky too!
Our family was inspired to do this fun project by someone else's simple gesture, we hope this will inspire others to leave a bit of joy around their town.