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  • A flipped it over in my hands, examining the tiny details. The smooth edges, the minute details of Honest Abe's face. If you squint and look just right, you can even see the tiny engraving of Abe sitting comfortably inside the tiny Lincoln Memorial.

    Finally, as if satisfied with the authenticity of the penny, I slammed it down on the counter in front of me.

    "Another Day Another Penny."

    Dave, the man who handed me the penny, stared thoughtfully at the penny for a moment, and then, as if also satisfied by some internal study of the penny, turned back to what he was doing.

    As a young college student. I don't make a lot of money. But I'm not in it for the money. I get a penny here, a penny there. Just enough to get by, with the hope that one day it will all pay off.

    I make just enough to live life. And everything else is just extra. But to clarify, I am okay with extra. It's a blessing in plain site.. Sometimes that is the hardest one to accept.
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