This morning, my children, husband, and I sat on our bed and counted change. We were going through the change bag, pulling out the pennies to put in a different bag as I told my children a story from my childhood. I told them how growing up, we didn’t have a lot of money. Every year, starting in January, my mom, brother, and I would save up our pennies. We had a jar that we kept in the living room that we would put them in. In December, close to Christmas, we would empty the jar and roll up the pennies. That is how we bought our Christmas trees every year. As I told them this story it got me thinking of how much we undervalue a penny. It’s just a penny. Right? But oh, what a difference a penny can make. How many times do we undervalue ourselves the same way? “I’m just a nurse, I’m just a mom, I’m just a whatever.” But, just like that penny, we can make a huge difference. For me, that penny gave my family a Christmas tree every year. What will your difference be?
I am Mandy Vinson and I am a singer/songwriter, author, blogger, and on occasion and dabble into poetry. I am a wife, a mother of two children and a child of God. My hobbies include playing games with my kids and spending time with my family, being outdoors, writing, playing guitar, and singing. View all posts by Mandy Vinson