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Find A Penny

March 5, 2019

Find a penny
Pick it up
All day long
Have good luck

My first inclination is to buy a lottery ticket.

What usually happens is, I get a $1.99 worth of insight.  + .01 penny – $ 2.00 lottery ticket leads to a myriad of internal reflection. Gosh, what would I do with x million dollars?

First off, as this is being written, if I spent as much time thinking about what I’d do and replace it with doing something towards making x million dollars, I’d have it already. But hey, it is just a penny, right?

Statistically one would be placing their life on the roulette field of 50/50, either being in the red or black. Red as in finding yourself in worse debt than before you “won” or hopefully wise enough to stay in the black.

Fate’s outcome at the kinetic resistance of a spinning wheel and the gravitational drop of a little plastic ball.

After the statistical improbability of matching 6 numbers, painted on ping pong balls, pneumatically filling a transparent tube.

There would be no Goldilocks amount to be had, unless you had a crystal clear omniscient crystal ball to “see” the outcomes of each one of your choices.

If one had that kind of insight, there’d be no reason to buy a lottery ticket in the first place. Which is what you would want it to boil down to in the first place.

After paying off the immediate family’s mortgages or building them new houses, replacing vehicles with newer ones. In the end, all I’d want to do is make sure everyone is healthy and happy which can be achieved with out any money any way.

All that, for $ 1.99. Not too shabby.

“Pennies From Heaven”

“Every time it rains, it rains pennies from heaven
Don’t you know each cloud contains pennies from heaven?

You’ll find your fortune’s fallin’ all over the 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”

– Frank Sinatra

From → Lyrics, Paradox, random

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