I remember when I was 13 and in English class we had a theme given to us each week and we had to write a poem about that theme and add it to a poetry book to be turned it towards the end of the year for major grade points. The theme was money one time so I wrote a poem called:
The Superfluously Superstitious Penny
See a penny pick it up
if it’s heads you’ll have good luck
if it’s tails your luck will fail
so it leave there for someone else
LOL. Got an A+ on that poem by the way but the current direction of this topic reminded me of that. At the time I was not trying to write a spell as my spells were more formal than that in 7th grade but it was odd because I found a penny later that evening on the floor, heads side up. Next day we had an assembly and I saw a $10 bill drop from my friend’s pocket onto the floor so I made sure she wasn’t looking and picked it up. She owed me $6 anyway because I previously loaned her some money on a class field trip so she could eat at Taco Bell with the rest of us and she was avoiding paying me back so I considered the extra $4 as interest.
Two days later we went to the mall and I saw $600 folded up on the ground but my dad saw me pick it up so him being a preacher and all he made me turn it into the mall office. I was like dad, the rent-a-cops in that office are going to steal it because they only make like $5.00 an hour working here and no one is going to accuse the security guards of stealing so it’s a win-win for them. I was pissed, I wanted that money!
My dad said, we’re not taking that money that’s dishonest. I said, how is it dishonest it’s not like that was a wallet laying on the ground, it was loose cash and you’re going to give it to the mall security guards so they can steal it because you know when cash turns up missing at a mall it’s always conveniently never found by the owner again. But he said, someone may have needed that money and I was like yeah, someone who has $600 on them but not enough sense to hang onto it tight enough really needs it don’t they? And he said we are turning it in and if the guard steals it then the lord will deal with them properly. I said yeah, the lord will deal with them all the way to the bank.
But then later that day I was in the bathroom and I found $67 dollars in there laying on the counter next to a set of car keys and I knew if I didn’t take it the next person to use the bathroom would have taken it. Or we could always turn it into the guard again and make his day even more special this evening. But I thought it was odd that after writing that poem and doing the penny thing, money just kept popping up all over town so I wrote that one down in my BOS.
Just for shits n’ giggles I repeated that a few more times throughout my life. Forgot all about that until just now but last time I recited it was back in 2006 and I found a $50 bill on the ground at my work place. My managers were lazy potheads that never did a thing so they were in the back room smoking cigs and talking on their cell phones while getting paid a manager’s salary to do it, so I picked up the bill because no one was around to see me do it.
It was in the wrong area of the store to have come from the register but if by chance the drawer would’ve come up short later on I would’ve slipped it in the bottom of the drawer and made it seem like it was overlooked because I wouldn’t have taken it if I found out it belonged to the company but I knew that if I would’ve went ahead and put it in the register and later discovered it didn’t come from there, the managers would’ve kept it and split it when they realized the drawer was over by an extra $50 because it would be obvious that money was not from that days sales totals. So they would’ve either pocketed it or just left it in the register and the company would’ve made an extra $50 for nothing.
But I needed that money at the time and I was underpaid whereas the company was owned by a millionaire so I saw no reason to further line his pockets for free when I was the one doing all the work around there and getting paid jack squat for it. So I considered that an anonymous donation to the Helping Raven charity that week. Dragon magick can be useful but be careful offering up a bunch of goodies to them. They are more than eager to take your gold and treasures as offerings but the wrong dragon could easily see it as okay to start taking your belongings and loose coins, even those you never gave those up as offerings.