Wednesday, September 23, 2009
ABC Wednesday~ J is for........
Today is ABC Wednesday.
Each week a different letter of the alphabet is represented.
This week it's the letter J.
Today, I am showcasing jars; Money jars to be exact.
This particular jar is used specifically for found money.
Justin (that's the hubby) and I, started this tradition a few years ago.
When we see a penny on the ground or any other coin, we pick it up.
Upon picking up the found coin
we say aloud the following words to attract more,
"I am a money magnet"
As soon as we get home, we toss it into the jar.
At the end of the year,
we count it up to see how much money we found on the ground.
The first year we did this, we counted $28.00.
Now $28.00 doessn't seem like a lot of money,
however, this is money that is just tossed out like trash.
We make it a habit now to look down when we walk.
We look all around,
skimming parking lots, sidewalks, bare fields,
inside buildings, parking garages, etc.
I found 32 cents on Monday at the river. It was right there in the dirt.
Justin actually found two pennies in the water.
Don't get me wrong.
We don't make a job out of doing this.
We just keep our eyes peeled while we're out and about.
Instead of counting up at the end of the year,
we decided to just keep filling up the jar with found money until it's full.
It's amazing how much money you can gain just by looking around.
We also find bills that we throw in the jar.
This isn't really my vacation money.
But it is where I save all of my 50 cent pieces.
I collect money banks of all kinds.
Today, you get to see just the money jars.
It's ABC Wednesay, afterall.
And today, is the letter J.
Good wishes to everyone from JarieLyn and Justin.
Now go visit the crew over at ABC Wednesday to see how creative
and imaginitive other participants are.
Have a jolly good day.