Posted in Haibun, July 2019

Keep Shining Bright


Penny

Shining in the sun

Though a bit worn down from its use

Penny catches my eye

There lying in an obscure place, just off the beaten path was a penny.

I probably would never have noticed it if the sun hadn’t been shining as most of it was worn from use and dulled. It’s edges were rough, as if it had been chewed up a bit by a machine.

However, today in the sunlight it shone brightly enough for me to notice and that made me think of how I reflected my life.

What did people see when they looked at me? Was I shining in the light of the Son?

Was I noticeable or just obscure.? Was I making a difference in people’s lives?

I might be worn and weary, but I should still be shining out the light of Christ.

Something this little penny in my path made me ponder.

Haibun

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A born and raised Midwesterner who traveled to Oregon in 2006 via the Oregon Trail route, fell in love with Oregon and now calls it home. I am retired and pursuing my life long dream of becoming a Freelance Inspirational Writer.

3 thoughts on “Keep Shining Bright

    1. Oh? I didn’t know that Canada did not have pennies anymore. Interesting. The US talked about discontinuing them awhile back but so far they haven’t. Pennies have always been special to me.

      1. I can’t remember when they stopped using pennies, but it’s at least a couple of years now. The way time passes so quickly it might even be a few years. 🙂

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