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Published: April 12, 2015
Have you ever noticed that penny on the ground? Most people just pass it by. They view it as not worth their time, that it is covered in yuck and therefore holds no value but here is the thing. It does have value if for no other reason that it is currency, never mind it has a history, it has a purpose and that it has been dropped, discarded and forgotten all of that does not negate the fact it still has worth.

Have you ever noticed that excitement a toddler has when discovering that discarded and forgotten penny?

Maybe you even told your toddler that is yucky, put it down. Did that diminish it's value to the child? The Child saw a penny, and it had worth not because it was currency, but for one simple reason, it simply was. Over time we lose that enthusiasm for simple things, such as that penny. Not because it is yucky, but because we are taught it is yucky and not worth our time. Over time, we apply the same thoughts and actions to people.

All people are like that penny, we start off shiny and new. Somewhere along the way we get put in a cupholder for a time, maybe a drawer forgotten and maybe even discarded. Every person great and small has a history. We each have a story. We each have worth. No matter the choices we make, no matter the heartbreak, no matter. People always have worth.

Have you ever noticed the homeless guy begging for money. No words are spoke, just the little sign that says "Hungry, Please Help." I have. I have even been guilty of giving him whatever I had on me, but that is where it ended. I left the penny on the ground and moved on. I have never asked, what is your name? For that I am ashamed. So here is my challenge to you. The next time you find that penny, pick it up, care for it but most of all do not simply walk on by. Start by posting this everywhere using the #PeopleHaveWorth Then share an example of your story....are you the Penny, The Toddler or the person who walked on by?
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Euskelo| Digital Artist
Splendid post.

My mother picks up every coin she sees and keeps them in her pocket until she sees a charity box to put them in. I should emulate that example. It is remarkable how much she finds.
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Lord-Crios|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I completely agree with you, I do so with my children.
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Subt1e0ils|Hobbyist General Artist
I waved off a guy today who was crouched on the side walk. He literally asked "could you spare a penny." I was feeling bad already but the fact that I passed the dude out of a sense of momentum stuck as guilt for a good portion of the day after. I wanted to go back and say to him "Whatever goal you have in mind, no matter if it is getting someone to look at you or even more simple and practical as trying to get up to a dollar, almost any ice breaker with a stranger would be better than 'could you spare a penny'."
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mestophales|Professional Digital Artist
And even that tidbit of information would have helped. I often feel guilty about not stopping or just handing money without asking the basics
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Subt1e0ils|Hobbyist General Artist
I always stay aware of the local efforts to address the issue. The instance I was speaking of was in center city and I don't know much about that place. However the borough of the city where I live has a lot of relief efforts going on there. I always point them in that direction.
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Wow... This is inspirational and needs to be a thing. Shared.
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mestophales|Professional Digital Artist
Thank U
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