Pennies from Heaven
Oh, every time it rains
Pennies from heaven
Don’t you know
Each cloud contains
Pennies from heaven
You’ll find your fortune fallin’
All over 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
A Pile of Pennies
A friend of mine was looking to open up a store and I got to tag along to look at possible spaces. As we opened the door to leave the last space we found a pile of pennies on the ground, which was not there when we first walked in. As everyone almost tripped over the money, jokes were made that it couldn’t be a good sign to find pennies. But I knew that they were there to say this was the spot where the business would thrive. And that’s just what happened. Sure, a business can’t run on pennies, but the value of the coins is irrelevant here. The fact is, there was a pile of money and that’s never a bad sign.
But how often do you receive signs like this and overlook them or write them off as “just pennies?” Especially when you have to make a big decision and your inner critic is going to town. “This is a huge risk.” “Do you really think you can do this?” And the ever popular, “Who do you think you are?”
When you’re not present to what’s going on around you, you miss all of the signs and arrows pointing you in the right direction. Because they’re always there. Sometimes you might actually trip over them, and sometimes they’re more subtle, but they’re always there.
Becoming present can be a task in and of itself, especially when there are so many ways to distract yourself. From technology to keeping too busy, you are really adept at distracting yourself from the guidance that is always there for you. When you’re really good at distracting yourself, you may even develop an illness or accident that slows you down so much that you have no choice but to be present to your life.
So before you ignore your guidance system and walk away from your dream or land in bed with an illness, heed the advice of this classic song and when you hear it thunder don’t run under a tree. Because there’ll be pennies from heaven for you and me.
If you’d like help in making a decision and want a sign, schedule a tea leaf reading. It’s a space to ask your question and get the guidance you desire.
My favorite version of this song: