Friday, March 06, 2009

Finding Dimes

I read somewhere that God will give you little reminders of his presence, if you ask. Recognizing those reminders is not always easy. But, when you see them, they are like little hugs from God. Little hugs that get you through the day like a baby's giggle, a velcro hug from a 6 year old, or a "you're cool" from a teenager.

Last year, on an ordinary day, I found a dime on the kitchen counter. Later that day, I found a dime on the floor at the gym while stretching at the end of my workout. On the drive home, I found a dime on the floor of my van. It was after the third dime that I realized this was no coincidence. I began to say a quick prayer and a "thank you" for every dime that dime fell into my path after that day.

I have been finding dimes everywhere for the past year. Some of them are out in the open, but others are more hidden, as if they are waiting for me to find them.

My favorite and most important dime was a week into my new job. I realized after day 2 that I had made a big mistake in taking this job. I feared that I would lose my connection with what is truly important in life. It took me an hour every day to get out of bed - an hour that I spent praying for the strength and desire to go to that office where I was afraid I was losing a part of myself. One morning, that prayer was a request to let me know that He is with me at work. While getting my morning tea, I noticed a sole dime sitting on a table in the lunchroom.

Last week, after a small leak in our storage room, I had to move the deep freeze to clean up the water. I wasn't overly upset about the leak - it could have been worse - but the dime I found under the small puddle behind the deep freeze was worth the effort of the clean up!

The next time you find a dime in your coat pocket, in the bottom of the washing machine, or even in the bathroom garbage can (I have found dimes in all of those places), say a prayer of thanksgiving for the wonderful hug you just received from God.

What other dimes do you have in your life?

15 comments:

  1. Anonymous12:01 AM

    I started finding dimes back in the spring of this year. The first one was on the ground by my car after school. The next day I found one by my car at home. The next day, I was at a redbox machine at CVS getting a movie, decided I wanted some chocolate so I went inside. Nothing on the wall of candy was looking good to me. Suddenly I was craving a Big Reses Cup so I walked over to the counter, reached down to get the Reses and right on top was a dime. Since then a dime has fallen out of my 3-hole punch...no paper dots...just a dime. I have story after story of finding dimes in random places. There have been quite a few times I've told others about finding dimes and within 24 hours, they find a dime in a random spot. All along I have felt that God was just having a good time playing with His child. It has always brought a smile to my face and encouragement to my heart. He's a big God, but He keeps an eye on even the little things!

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    1. Thank you for sharing your story! People also tell me me that they find dimes within 24 hours after I tell them my story. I'm not sure what the significance of the dime is, but there is no doubt this is truly a gift from God. I still see dimes most days, but more often when I'm in need of that encouragement from God. Your response was like a dime to me :)

      Thank you!

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    2. Anonymous1:43 PM

      Stressed about my daughter being away from home on her birthday. Was at work found in the center of a table a dime all by itself. The year was my daughter's birthyear. It made me smile and gave me comfort. Yes God is great:)

      All of these dimes stories are so precious and encouraging. Such blessings.

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  2. Anonymous11:11 AM

    THANK-YOU FOR SHARING, I AM IN A SEASON OF LACK...BUT ITS ONLY A SEASON. MY SISTER CALLED TO SAY SHE WAS SENDING ME MONEY. THIS SISTER IS ALWAYS THE ONE IN NEED, BUT TODAY SHE IS GIVING. GOD IS SO 'AWESOME'. PLEASE CONTINUE TO POST. I WAS SHARING THE DIME LEGEND WITH HER. THANKS FOR SHARING NOW SHE REALLY WILL START READING AND BE MORE ATTENTIVE TO THE SMALL THINGS OF GOD. WE LOST OUR MOM ON JULY 4,2012 OUR FATHER WENT TO HEAVEN YEARS BEFORE HER. BUT THE DIMES ARE HUGS FROM THEM. THANKS AGAIN

    E.JAMES - MIRAMAR , FLORIDA 10/3/12

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    1. Thank you for sharing! I'm sorry to hear about your Mom and I think you are right about the dimes being hugs from your parents. They are with God now and God is with all of us. So they are still with you, just not in physical form.

      Thank you for the nudge to keep posting. I have many thoughts that come to me, but I don't always take the time to post them.

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  3. Anonymous8:24 PM

    i began finding dimes 2 years ago during a very difficult time in my life. Whne thngs get tough I find them all the time I have a purse full of them - what do they mean?

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  4. I believe that the dimes are God's way of reminding me that He is always there. When I find dimes in odd places, it is like God is saying He is everywhere. If you are finding dimes during a difficult time in your life, could it be God letting you know that you are not alone? When you find a dime, say a prayer and remember that no matter how difficult things seem, you are never alone.

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  5. Anonymous3:40 AM

    Today while walking through the court way towards the gate my mom spotted a coin, and I picked it up ! now need to see the blessing I did instantly feel some divine presence and in my minds thanked god and prayed, "it should be a good omen"that is why I was looking for an interpretation on the net and stumbled across your blog..indeed I guess I found the answer. I was contemplating changing my lawyer and I had done it and was questioning myself if the decision was right..and Lo! I found my answer :-) Thank you granny and thank you god..for the little coin...

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  6. Anonymous3:40 PM

    Susan Downey,

    I would like to share my dime finding experiences. Over the last two weeks I have found dimes and when I fond them they were on the route I was walking and close together. Within a block or so. One set I saw on the carpet at the checkout a Shopper's. I am not sure what this means but I did lose an Uncle recently and I decided to put in my resignation for my job because we are building a house and I needed more time. I am sure you are feeling an and... I also have had trouble with management and the lead hand. I don't have much patience for people yelling at me and trying to make themselves look self important when they do it and I will stand up for myself and for others when I know what is being said is wrong and totally out of context. I prayed about what to do with the conflicts at work and I decided to forgive them and pray for God to give them peace. I think maybe these dime pairs are God's way of assuring me I am on the right path because the morning I put in my notice. I was at peace and have remained in that state pretty much since then. It was this last Tuesday. My friend says she thinks it is a visit from family that has passed on. Oh, I also found a nickel next to a tire yesterday. The bit of sunlight highlighted as I waiting for another couple to precede me into the coffee shop.

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    1. Susan...Thank you for sharing your story. I believe the dimes really are God's way of reminding us that he's there. It's funny you mentioned the nickel though. I was on a retreat last week-end when I found a nickel. I almost expected to find another one as the second half of the dime. Maybe you got the other half :)

      It's great that you are praying for others to receive some peace. I will pray the same for you. Keep offering that quick prayer of thanks when you find dimes because God is there and He will help you through this time of change.

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  7. I have been finding dimes for more than a couple of years now. I find them every were I go. In my chair in the car in my path they just show up everywere. I use to think it was some kind of spell someone put on me or was trying to put on me. I would never pick up the dimes. I just leave them were they are. I do have relatives that were close to me who are gone now. I guess this would make a lot of sense that God is trying to tell me something. I just have not figured it out yet. Lord please give me the knowledge and insight to know what to do when finding them. Do I keep them. Collect them or just know that there is a God out there; or one of my relatives speaking to me. What ever the case there has always been good that come from them. ie. purchased a vehicle car wouldn't start went to look at car and there were two dimes side by side in my path in my site. The dimes are now gone don't know who is picking them up but not me. I see this now as being my mother and my brother who are burried side by side. :-). God works in mysterious ways.

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  8. Anonymous6:23 PM

    My story with dimes began in October of 2012. My father in law was diagnosed with stage 3 lung cancer...and I had lost my sister in Feb 2012 and my dad in May 2012. My sister in laws friend, one night at the hospital, was telling us the story of dimes and how it meant your loved ones were around..well that night I came home and on my counter I have a crystal dish just for looks...when i lifted the cover off it there were about 6 dimes under it....i don't remember putting them there and i know my husband didn't put them there...i have randomly found dimes since then....well fast forward to Dec 2012 and i am sweeping and vacuuming...i go to fix the tree skirt under the tree and there on the skirt was a lonely dime...well my father in law sadly passed in Jan 2013 from lung cancer...we were at his house last night and we were cleaning out a closet in the spare room. I look down at the floor and on the throw rug there was a dime. I believe that each dime represents a loved one that would be letting us know they are still with us even though we can't see them and that they are ok...I too feel like when i tell people about the dime stories it is like they start finding dimes too!!!!

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  9. Valerie Ryder10:20 PM

    I never knew about the signifigance behind dimes until someone mentioned it to me the other day. I have been finding dimes for weeks since I had a scary ride when the brakes went on my truck. I didn't think anything about it really..just that there were dimes under my desk at work, at home on the kitchen counter. I just actually found one on the floor in the kitchen. I know that god was with my on my near crash with my truck, because honestly...going almost two kilometeres with absolutely nothing in the way to crash into..someone was watching out for me. I am now going through a scary time wondering if I have breast cancer..am in the first stages of checking to see if I am..low and behold dimes every day..and sometimes twice. Thank you for the hugs god..I certainly need them right now. <3

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  10. Anonymous6:59 PM

    I am here because I found two dimes together today ........at the seat I always sit at for coffee break , I know it means something I just can't figure it out yet

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  11. I received this comment, but deleted it by accident. My apologies to "bless" who sent in this comment:

    Hello to all, and with great spiritual insight from the Holy Spirit within me. The finding of dimes represents God is with us. I have always found dimes for many years, and at the times of finding these dimes My spirit would be restless or low. I have noticed that every time I found a dime my spiritual strength would boost high! I would Thank God and give Him praise. If anyone desires us wickedness or evil schemes are planned against us then the finding of that dime represents God is our Protector. He is Greater. No weapon formed against us can prosper. He's walking besides us, and has favor in us. My last dime I found on 7/7/13 my spirit was uneasy, my stomach was quizzy, I did not feel well at all. I was putting gas into my vehicle and on top of the pump I saw a dime! Right that instant my spirit busted up and my body just strengthen up! I have learned over the years to be more sensitive to God's voice. The Holy Spirit has let me know that these findings are from God. He is our strength and refuge. God loves you and when you find that next dime Thank Him for reminding you that He is with you. God Bless you all! Amen and Amen!!!

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