The Old Water Jars

I have two old water jars; you know the kind that sits on top of an industrial water cooler, that sit next to my bed. When I come home at the end of the day I throw my pennies in the jars without much thought to their value. In my mind it is just a way of keeping those pennies out of the bottom of my purse.  I have been doing this for many years and had never thought of exchanging them at a bank.
Recently my nephew was visiting from another state and he noticed the huge jars of pennies while he was checking on my house for me. He was fascinated with them and even volunteered to count and roll the pennies for me. This caused me to start thinking about how so many times my family has cast me aside like I have no value to them. I was determined to show him and myself that even those things that we think have no value really have value in the lives of someone. I told him that if he could pick up the jars of pennies and get them to a Cash Exchange Kiosk he could have the money to help him buy new items for his unborn child.  He gladly jumped at this chance.
He called me this morning and told me that he received just over two hundred dollars for the change that was in the jars.  I had money just sitting around my house and not utilizing it and it ended up being an enormous blessing to him because he was able to get his child a car seat and some diapers with the money I was able to give him. It just goes to show that some of the things we think are useless are of great value. Never let someone make you feel like you are nothing because in the eyes of God you are of great value. 
fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
46-50, F
4 Responses Jun 13, 2011

A young man... that he is ")



oh heck no. He took them to one of those bank machines that count them and for a percentage of what you put in they give you paper money for them.