Missing Penny

As I have said previously  this blog is a chance for me to chronicle my learnings, thoughts and ideas around my kids, our family businesses and money.  I look at it as a combination of two old adages…

If I had a penny for every time….

 along with

A penny for your thoughts…

Pennies are such an integral part of our lifestyle, but hardly anyone uses them.  They are always around, in your pockets, at the bottom of your purse, or just lying there on the ground, but how often does one actually use one.  It is just easier to use all the other forms of coin currency greater in value.  In the end we all just end up collecting more and more pennies.  Pennies for the most part are everywhere; except when you physically need one.  When you are that 1 cent short…you know you have one, somewhere, but it is not there…the missing penny.

But if someone decided to collect all the missing pennies… they would really start to add up.  I find my kids are great  for this.  They will collect pennies from anywhere, and  they do not care that it is just a penny, it still makes  that kurplink sound as it hits the bottom of the piggy bank.  Over time their piggy banks fill with these forgotten coins, as they collect these missing coins.  Eventually they add up $1, $2, $5, not huge amounts, but not bad for collecting missing pennies.

The same is true when I think of my learnimgs, thoughts, and ideas…if I don’t do something with them, then they are just like the missing pennies.  It is my hope that through this blog, I can take everything I have collected, count it out, and at the end of the day have some thing to show for it…  This Blog…This is how I am going to count my missing pennies.