Something sparkled on the sidewalk. The last rays of the evening sun flashed on the coppery surface. Ryan saw it instantly. He ran over to pick it up and could hardly believe his luck. In that one instant the day's trials and tribulations vanished. He had found a new treasure. He held it up as if it was a bar of gold. "It's only a penny," his sister said bored by his excitement.
"Yeah, but it's my penny." His little hand pushed the warm copper coin into the depths of his pocket and he skipped along the sidewalk.