See a penny pick it up…

See a penny pick it up…

Today was the first day of my internship. An internship that I so hope will turn into my career. I awoke with butterflies in my stomach, so eager to make a good impression and fearful that I wouldn’t live up to all that my employers had hoped for.

As I set out across Tufnell Park for the bus stop I noticed a golden glint from amongst the grass. There laid between the daisies was a pound coin. “see a penny pick it up, and all day you’ll have good luck. See a penny let it lay and bad luck you’ll have all day”Β I said the rhyme aloud, one that I’ve murmured to myself since childhood whenever I collected a stray penny.

I bent down to collect the coin, feeling its weight in my palm, I felt a sense of calm come over me. Suddenly my mind was no longer on my potential failure, or incapability to do the job I had been hired for. But instead, it wandered to the coin in my hand.

How had this pound coin come to be here in the middle of Tufnell Park? How many transactions had it been a part of? What goods had it purchased?

Walking along in the morning sun I let my mind wander, first I imagined that the coin had leapt from the pocket of a jogger as he bound across the park in a sweat. Then I envisaged it falling from the back pocket of a man, laughing amongst his friends, sitting on the grass with a cold beer and enjoying the previous day’s good weather.

However the coin got there it was now in my hand, providing me with a sense of comfort and easing the anxiety of my first day in a new career. As I got to the bus stop I slid it into my bag, my little piece of good luck for the day.

“See a penny pick it up and all day you’ll have good luck” I had the equivalent of a hundred pennies, I thought, and smiled, and then suddenly everything felt like it was going to be ok.

Sophia x


P.S – As you’re reading this my first day has been and gone, my fears, as suspected, were completely unwarranted and my little piece of luck is still sat in the central pocket of my purse.

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26 Comments

  1. June 21, 2017 / 7:27 pm

    Oh how lovely! I still do that too! Found Β£1 the other day too!

    • Sophia
      Author
      June 22, 2017 / 6:12 pm

      Yay some good luck for you too! xx

  2. June 21, 2017 / 7:47 pm

    Such a sweet post. Glad all is going well at your internship and as it went so well for you, the next time I see a penny I’ll be sure to pick it up πŸ™‚

    • Sophia
      Author
      June 22, 2017 / 6:12 pm

      Thank you Shana! xx

    • Sophia
      Author
      June 22, 2017 / 6:12 pm

      Thank you Cory! xx

  3. June 22, 2017 / 7:21 am

    Love this rhyme! Good luck in your bright future! πŸ™‚

    • Sophia
      Author
      June 22, 2017 / 6:13 pm

      Aww thank you Paula x

  4. June 22, 2017 / 7:02 pm

    Such a lovely postβ™₯ I was always taught that a penny is only good luck if it is laying heads up, so if I see a penny that is laying heads down, I will turn it heads up for the next person to have good luck πŸ™‚ Congrats on your internship!

    -Danielle Ruppert // http://danielleruppert.com

    • Sophia
      Author
      June 22, 2017 / 7:52 pm

      That’s such a sweet idea!! I think I’ll adopt that πŸ™‚ xx

  5. Mika
    June 22, 2017 / 7:07 pm

    Aww glad your internship is going well πŸ™‚

    • Sophia
      Author
      June 22, 2017 / 7:52 pm

      Thank you Mika xx

  6. June 22, 2017 / 8:15 pm

    This is such a sweet post πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for sharing!

    • Sophia
      Author
      June 23, 2017 / 6:00 am

      Thank you for reading Christina! xx

  7. June 22, 2017 / 8:50 pm

    Such a great story! It’s amazing how one little thing, like picking up a penny, can change your outlook! Congrats on your internship!

    • Sophia
      Author
      June 23, 2017 / 6:01 am

      So true! Thank you Kate xx

  8. June 22, 2017 / 11:06 pm

    This sounds so great. I’m starting my Internship soon too and I totally get your feeling! I’m really looking forward to it. Your post was so nice to read and I hope your intership goes well for you!
    Lea, xx
    asnippetoflife.com

    • Sophia
      Author
      June 23, 2017 / 6:01 am

      Thank you, Lea! And I hope yours goes well for you too! XX

  9. June 23, 2017 / 3:23 am

    That’s awesome! Good luck with your internship!

    • Sophia
      Author
      June 23, 2017 / 6:02 am

      Thank you Melissa! xx

  10. June 23, 2017 / 1:37 pm

    Awww that is so cute πŸ™‚ I love these things, it just gives you that extra comforting feeling. I am happy you found it on your first day πŸ™‚ I am usually Mrs. Stress so I understand how much that little shiny thing helped you πŸ™‚

    • Sophia
      Author
      June 23, 2017 / 6:24 pm

      I’m a Mrs. Stress too! Hahaha

  11. June 24, 2017 / 8:18 am

    Hahaha love your imagination! I hope your first day of internship went well. Definitely a lot to learn in real life. I sometimes think like you too, with a dollar or other. It’s crazy to think how many people have touched that object, and how it came to me.

    • Sophia
      Author
      June 24, 2017 / 8:24 am

      I know it’s mind-boggling when you stop to think of it! x

  12. July 6, 2017 / 8:33 am

    I do believe in luck and i always take any penny i find on my way. I still remember the day i found the first one, i was about 5-6 years old and it was enough to buy me an ice cream. Since then i find only pennies but i always take them.

    • Sophia
      Author
      July 10, 2017 / 5:45 am

      Aww thank you Helene x

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