It's been a while since I felt like writing anything.
The other night, though, my mind drifted back to 5 years ago.
My son Morgan and I had gone to store. Upon leaving and getting into the car, I noticed a penny on the ground. I showed Morgan and told him to pick it up. He declined. I told him the old adage, a penny saved is a penny earned. He shot back, a penny picked up is a moment wasted! Whoa! What a come back! That statement from that 18 year old really made me stop to think Was it a moment wasted or was it earned to bend over to pick up a penny off the ground?
Recently, Morgan came to visit. He asked me if I remembered him telling me that. I said I did. Well, he reversed his position! The penny is worth nearly 3 cents, he told me. I guess the copper, or what little copper in the penny is more valuable than the penny itself. I Googled the cost to make a penny and came across this site http://news.coinupdate.com/cost-to-make-penny-and-nickel-rises-1139/.
The days of the penny may be numbered!
Maybe Morgan will now pick up a penny off the ground. I, on the other hand, will continue to deliberate if it is indeed a penny earned or a moment wasted?