Every single penny that Otha Anders came upon was another occasion for him to express his gratitude to God.
Have you ever felt as if you were carrying around additional weight in your wallet because of the change you had? We all have random coins sitting about the house that don’t add up to much and can’t always be used to pay for things while we’re out shopping since they’re just too little. The vast majority of us will, at some point or another, figure out how to use our coins change in shopping adventures; but… They seem to have little value, with the exception of those times when we pick up a penny from the ground that promises a day filled with good fortune for us.
Even if pennies are very little in terms of size and value, as the proverbial saying goes, “Drops of water collected eventually become a flowing stream.” A select few individuals have the profitable practice of collecting coins over an extended period of time and then selling them for a respectable sum of money at the conclusion of the journey. A random collection of pennies may, over the course of a few years, add up to the cost of an extravagant evening out or provide the precise sum necessary to purchase a stunning outfit.
Otha Anders from Ruston, Louisiana, is aware that by being persistent and collecting little amounts over time, pennies might add up to a large fortune that will undoubtedly astonish everyone. Anders has been saving pennies in 5-gallon water jugs for more than 45 years. When his homeowner’s insurance coverage stopped covering his pennies in 2015 and he needed some additional cash, he had to finally cash them in. The amount he had saved stunned the tellers when he eventually carried his collection to the bank.
In the latter half of the 1960s, Otha Anders began to collect pennies. According to The News Star, he picked up the habit after discovering a penny on the ground. He was reminded to express gratitude for the little yet amazing things in life by this penny. This minor incident paved the way for Anders to spend the next forty years hunting for pennies, whether he found any on the ground or gathered them all after a trip to the grocery store.
“If I saw a penny on the ground, in the hallway, on the floor, or wherever,” he told reporters, “I would immediately and consistently say a prayer of gratitude and say, well, this is God’s way of telling me that I should always be grateful.”
Anders had a total of $5,136.14 worth of pennies in his possession after spending more than five hours at the bank counting and processing pennies using a machine. The counting procedure took so long because the currency bag had to be replaced every 20 minutes after it reached $50. The total sum was not insignificant. He informed that it will go toward his recent dental bill.
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