Monday, June 22, 2009

If I Won the Lottery

I don't think a post title could be any clearer. So here they are, things I would do upon winning the lottery:

First and foremost, I would donate as much money as was needed to Nie. I would donate until every single medical bill was paid and Nie had as much chocolate cake as her heart desired. Why, you my ask, does my philanthropy center solely on this person? Because she has been an inspiration to me. An inspiration to be a better mother, wife and person all the way around.

Next, I would move to Reno. Then, I would open up a center for inspired living. It would be a combination of Blissful Living, Apple Seeds, 24-hour Fitness, and the library. (A world of knowledge at your fingertips you know.)

Then, I would save a little, because no matter what people say, you need money to live. It's just the way it is. I wish it weren't, but that is a subject we can discuss in the next meeting at my new center. I'll be sure to add it to the calendar. The discussion will follow the class on how to live providently.

And last, I would give the rest away. To family, friends, random people on the street, until there was no more.

I'm not saying this is the most prudent way to spend one's lottery winnings, and perhaps, for you, you may aspire to do greater, more world changing things, or not, but this is the way I would do it. But first, I should probably start playing the lottery before I decide how to spend it.

1 comment:

  1. I don't play the lottery, so I guess I can't win. But one thing I would NOT do is what some of these people do... appear at the press conference and say, "I have no idea what I'm going to do with the money." Why not just paint a huge target on your back?

    I would love to design and build my own sprawling estate. Since I am cautious with money I would probably invest it in a diversity of things so that my family and I would likely be able to live off of the interest should all else go away.

    I would probably work still in some capacity... mostly from home.