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Here’s a little story that makes us smile…
A Penny For You
I found a penny today just laying on the ground.
But it’s not just a penny, this little coin I’ve found.
Found pennies come from heaven,
that’s what my Grandpa told me.
Grandpa said, “Angels always toss them down.”
Oh, how I loved that story.
He said, “When an Angel misses you, they toss a penny down…
Sometimes just to cheer you up,
and make a smile out of your frown.”
So don’t pass by that penny when you’re feeling blue.
It may be a penny from heaven,
that an Angel’s tossed to you.
I have the right to be free of guilt.
I have the right not to feel responsible for the suicide death.
I have the right to express my feelings and emotions, even if they
do not seem acceptable, as long as they do not interfere with
the rights of others.
I have the right to have my questions answered honestly by
authorities and family members.
I have the right not to be deceived because others feel they can
spare me further grief.
I have the right to maintain a sense of hopefulness.
I have the right to peace and dignity.
I have the right to positive feelings about one I lost through
suicide, regardless of events prior to or at the time of the
I have the right to retain my individuality and not be judged
because of the suicide death.
I have the right to seek counseling and support groups to enable
me to explore my feelings honestly to further the acceptance
I have the right to reach acceptance.
I have the right to a new beginning. I have the right to be.
Reprinted by permission of JoAnn Mecca, Center for Inner Growth and Wholeness,
123B Wolcott Hill Road, Wethersfield CT. ©1984 JoAnne Mecca. All rights reserved.
Survivors of Suicide Support Groups
Meets on the first Tues. of the month
Center Point Hospital – Lower level next to cafeteria
19600 East 39th Street
Independence, MO 64057
Facilitator: Robin Minzes
Contact Info: Sheila Osborn
Meets the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:30pm
North Kansas City Hospital
2800 Clay Edwards Drive
North Kansas City, MO 64116
Facilitator: Celina Affolter
Meets the 3rd Monday of each month
407 Laurus Dr.
Raymore MO 64083
Facilitator: Barbara Kuchta
Meets the second Thursday of the month
Wyatt Park Christian Church
2623 Mitchell Avenue
St Joseph, MO 64507
Facilitator: Reverend Scott Killgore