Today is National Lost Penny Day and Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday.
We celebrate two things today – even though they are directly connected.
According to giftypdia.com (all about gifts and celebrations): “The first US penny was minted in 1787 and was made of pure copper and was designed by Benjamin Franklin. On February 12th, 1909, marking the 100th anniversary of Lincoln’s birth, the first Lincoln penny was issued. It was the first regular issue US coin to honor an actual person. On Lost Penny Day, gather all those pennies you have been collecting and cash them in.”
The creator of Lost Penny Day actually started the day to collect pennies throughout the year and then on this day, we would donate them to a charity. However, at KooperSmithin’, the founder exclaims, “Today (with Times being as trying, meager and non-supplemental as they are), those Pennies can be carefully saved and then put to better usage by purchasing a winning Lottery Ticket or an Item that may be on $ale at Resale Outlets & Posts.”
So, collect and give or collect and spend. However, we cannot forget about the man on the penny. There is so much inspiration we can gather on the United states of America’s 16th president. I did a search for leadership lessons, motivations, inspirations, quotations and found a lot. But, one site stuck out of their pick of the top 10 Abrham Lincoln Quotations at Inspirations Quotes and Quotations. Here they are:
“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.” – Abraham Lincoln.
“And in the end it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln.
“Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.” – Abraham Lincoln.
“Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.” – Abraham Lincoln.
“Don’t worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.” – Abraham Lincoln.
“He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help.” – Abraham Lincoln.
“I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.” – Abraham Lincoln.
“People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.” – Abraham Lincoln.
“I walk slowly, but I never walk backward.” – Abraham Lincoln.
“I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.” – Abraham Lincoln.
Have an amazing day!
Tomorrow: Get A Different Name Day.