Here I am on Wednesday evening writing this post and I'm really thinking about that ginormous lottery jackpot. Are you thinking about it too?!? I have to admit, my mind wondered to what I would do if I matched all six numbers more than a few times today. I wish I had been in the Ellen Show's audience today -- she gave each of them a free lottery ticket. But for me, being in her audience would have been like winning a lottery!
Talk around the water cooler this week has tended to gravitate to the question what would you do if you won the lottery. I began thinking about how I would take my friend Linda to a U2 concert in an extravagant city, plan an outlandish 50th birthday party with Justin Timberlake as the entertainer for my friend Tracy and cart my entire family to Disney World for a week of pure bliss. (Don't get excited guys, we didn't match a single number so none of these things will be happening.)
Then I started thinking about how different the answer would be if you asked various people what they would do with the money. I saw the below message pop up on my Facebook feed and it really stopped me in my tracks. To some people, it would be like winning the lottery if they just had a meal to feed their children.
So many of us have already won the lottery in our lives just by being so blessed with what we have! Today I'm going to try being thankful for what is in my life and also try very hard to find ways to make other feel blessed too! It doesn't take a billion dollars to have the things that are truly important in life.
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