Million-Dollar Penny

If someone ever asked you would you like me to give you 30,000 dollars right now, or I’ll give you a penny now and watch it double for 30 days and you can have everything that it produces. What would you do?

Most of us would take the 30 grand. Lets face it! A penny does sound small and insignificant to so many of us, however it too is a coin of great value. We pass it and even walk right over it on the street not giving it a second glance even when our eye does catch a glimpse of it. Needless to say probably very few would go out of their way to actually pick it up.

I’ve recently developed a deeper appreciation for one of my close friends, who chooses to go out of her way to pick up that precious penny from heaven. She is definitely a money magnet, and she finds all sorts of change that she is willing to pick up and appreciate! I do not mind at all to stop the car at the intersection, where she pops out like a joyous jack in the box and reaches for that ever so precious coin. I watch her glowing and smiling face as she takes a fresh breath of appreciation, and I take cerebral snapshot of the moment as she thanks the universe each and every time.

The key word here is APPRECIATE! If we could actually stop and trully think for a moment, when we are not wrapped up in self-pity, power hunger and lack of things in our life – then we’d realize that those precious pennies and other change lying around in any medium sized city do probably count up to plausible millions.

It wasn’t until an awakening seminar that I’ve truly discovered the power of the small tarnished bronze coin. Million-dollar penny! At the time the suggestion was given, I realized that I would choose the penny not even thinking twice about it, not knowing what the result was. Even though the 30 grand sounded yummy!! You can call me a silly, a risk-taker or just the ambitious type that does see the power behind the smallest and insignificant looking “possessions”.

(Which would you take?)

Penny – doubled daily VS. $30,000 instantly
Day 1 0.01
Day 2 0.02
Day 3 0.04
Day 4 0.08
Day 5 0.16
Day 6 0.32
Day 7 0.64
Day 8 1.28
Day 9 2.56
Day 10 5.12
Day 11 10.24
Day 12 20.48
Day 13 40.96
Day 14 81.92
Day 15 163.84
Day 16 327.68
Day 17 655.36
Day 18 1310.72
Day 19 2621.44
Day 20 5242.88
Day 21 10485.76
Day 22 20971.52
Day 23 41943.04
Day 24 83886.08
Day 25 167772.16
Day 26 335544.32
Day 27 671088.64
Day 28 1342177.28
Day 29 2684354.56
Day 30 5368709.12 VS. $30,000.00

Will you ever look at a penny the same way again? I know that I won’t. Keep smiling! And don’t forget to pick up your million-dollar penny! After all, pennies are just millions in disguise.

Million-Dollar Penny

Janette Dengo

St. Williams, Canada

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