Scenario: (Please note: This really happened to Ami when she was a poor, starving college student.) You're sitting down to have lunch at a deli and you and you see an unmarked envelope on your seat. You go to brush it off and discover that there's cash in the envelope. Upon closer scrutiny, you discover that there's A LOT of cash in the envelope. There's $1,300 to be precise.
How To Handle It: This depends entirely on your code of ethics. You can: A) Wait and see if the owner comes back frantically looking for the money and if not, slip it in your pocket and quit your shitty job at the nightclub so you can focus on college, but first take the rest of the day off and buy yourself an expensive dinner B) Take the cash and turn it into the deli cashier, who will no doubt pocket it himself, or C) Go to the police. (Ami chose A … feel free to judge her.)
What It Might Mean: For me, it meant that the universe was supporting me in quitting my shitty job, which was a very bad environment for me to be in. In the case that you find a $5 crumpled in your pocket or walking down the street, it may be as simple as a reminder to treat yourself better, even if it's just for a coffee break.