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Thursday, January 7, 2016

Dropping a penny

Today, so far, has been a three penny day.  I just jogged over to HoWah to grab some dinner.  I had a conference call for work that meant no time to make dinner.  I ordered my food and watched this older couple pay for theirs.  The older gent dropped a penny, saw it drop, looked at it, and then left it there.  That was my third penny today.

When this happens, I'm torn between putting it in my pocket and giving it to the owner of the store.  Today, I pocketed it.  Amazed am I that people care so little for pennies.  I've been picking up one or two a day (and a quarter yesterday) off the ground.

I've been trying to get back to the gym.  I've been four days in a row.  I'm not nearly in the shape I was a year ago at this time, but I feel like I can get there.  I feel like as long as I can get there and get changed, I'll make it.  I try to spend an hour there between weight lifting and cardio.

I've been blessed to see so many of my friends approaching 40 like me and getting back in shape.  I also see some younger friends still in shape.  My David has asked that we both work toward our best bodies ever for the wedding.  He's definitely great motivation.

Also, this year, I am trying to learn as much about money and investing as I can.  Every other book I read is fiction, and opposites will be about investing or money management.  I've already finished two books and am almost through a third.  Maybe by the end of the year, I'll know the secret to becoming wealthier.

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