IF WE WON THE LOTTERY– I DON’T THINK IT WOULD CHANGE US– OR OUR HABITS– EITHER–BUT IT WOULD ALLOW US TO BE ABLE TO HELP MORE PEOPLE IN OTHER WAYS THEN WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO IN THE PAST– AND I KNOW FROM HELPING SOME PEOPLE IN OUR PAST WE WERE “ENABLERS”– –& SO I FEEL SOMETIMES WHEN WE DO HELP– WE HAVE ENABLED OTHERS TO NOT HAVE TO DO THINGS ON THEIR OWN–OR GO WITHOUT LIKE WE DID- SO WE COULD HELP THEM & SOME JUST DID NOTHING BUT EXPECT SOMEONE ELSE TO PAY THEIR BILLS– & WAIT TO INHERIT WHAT OTHERS WOULD LEAVE TO THEM!! OVER THE YEARS GARY & I HAVE HELPED A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO JUST EXPECTED IT– & NEVER REALLY APPRECIATED WHAT WE GAVE UP– SO THEY COULD HAVE—- THERE ARE MANY WE WOULD LIKE TO BE ABLE TO HELP– & IF WE WON THE LOTTERY IT WOULD BE NICE TO GO TO THE STORE WITHOUT COUPONS–& CHECKING TO SAVE 30 CENTS ON A CAN OF CORN!!! 🙂 WE HAVE SHOPPED YARD SALES & THRIFT STORES & MADE DO & TOOK CARE OF– & WATCHED SO MANY PEOPLE WE HELPED — EXPECT– & NOT TAKE CARE OF ANYTHING THEY HAVE — IT WOULD BE NICE TO BE ABLE TO BUY A NICE USED MOTOR HOME– THAT WOULD SERVE OUR PURPOSE AS AN MCS SAFE HOME ON WHEELS— BUT IF WE HAD ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD– WE WOULD STILL LIVE WHERE WE LIVE– I WOULD STILL BE THE “COUPON QUEEN”– & I WOULD STILL LOOK AT THE PRICE TAG BEFORE I BOUGHT ANYTHING!!! 🙂
Obviously, with the number of lottery tickets sold a day in the US there are more than a few people dreaming of what they would do if they won the lottery. I think the lottery is a an example of throwing someone into an extreme situation. It is when our lives are totally turned upside down that we discover the best and worst of ourselves.
I laugh at my dad. I don’t know anyone who dreams of winning the lottery more than him. And yet, when you ask him what he’ll do with the money — he talks about what family members are going to get a share. My dad in other words would do with the lottery money the same thing he does with his piddly retirement money. He would care for his family.
It doesn’t surprise me when they do shows on lottery winners and a large percentage…
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