“A Dollar and a Dream”

wish on star

Tonight is the drawing for The Powerball Lottery.  At 600 million dollars, it is the second largest jackpot in US history.  Of course, we got some tickets.  I never expect to win, but I love fantasizing about it for those few days of having those tickets in my hands before the numbers are drawn! I imagine all the things I’d do with the money.  It always starts with paying off all of our debt, helping my family to do the same and making sure all of the people that I love are taken care of.  I’d love to do some traveling and see the world!  Then, on to those many ways I’d want to help others.  Of course, I’d splurge on myself… no matter how selfish that might sound, but with SIX HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS, I guess we’d be able to afford to!

One of my biggest dreams, is to open some sort of home or shelter for women and their children who are struggling to stay afloat.  Not only would I be able to provide them with shelter and food, but hopefully, since I’d have the resources, I would also be able to provide them with the education and classes they would need to become financially able to be out on their own again.  It would be a safe haven, but most importantly a place where they could come to gain independence and learn to become self-sufficient.

I think it is important to be a part of it all.  Not just someone who writes a check, (although that is a wonderful and generous thing too), but to actually be a part of making a change in the lives of others.  So, my fingers are crossed, I am knocking on wood, wishing on stars, making a wish at 11:11. looking for lucky pennies and four leaf clovers and hoping, (just like millions of others out there), that tonight is the night that we become millionaires – and if we don’t, oh well, there’s always another lottery and another chance to keep on dreaming!!

How would you spend it if you won?

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