"A Penny at hand is worth a dollar at a distance"
Teens scratch their heads to get a grip of this ancient saying. Mine do. Woohoo! they’re thinking. A coin goes a long way, farther, at the place where we want a coin to multiply.
They say we're outdated with our views. But because our teens ‘know everything’, they’re beginning to dream about becoming "millionaires," so they tell me.
And they know how to get it. And the concept of work seems to motivate them to covet their first dream-million. That's where the saying comes to play about "the penny at hand..." To motivate them to get their first hundred cents, they must do menial jobs to get going.
Would they need special eyes to see the big picture of the 'coin at hand'? And along the way, while it's in the power of their hands, double that coin? There might be questions they are figuring out: “Why is every coin going places with me in to the distant future?” My son says, “to enjoy life.”
Yeah! I was left to lift up my sons’ spirits to keep on dreaming big. I’m all the way with them in choosing to dream and working their way to that dream. A coin, even small, always amount to anything.
I’m beginning to scratch my head. I’m seeing my coins for this blog going very far.
Image Credit » AsADrivenLeaf My Picture Gallery 2015 Photo shoot of an illustration of a children's book.