Friday, January 11, 2019
What Would You Do?
A young man prayed to his god. "Please let me win the lottery." He watched the day the numbers were drawn. He did not win.
Again he prayed, "Please let me win the lottery." He did not win,
Again he prayed and lost. Over and over again it happened the same way.
Finally he prayed. "God I keep asking you to let me win the lottery. I have been a good person. I do not win. Please help me to understand why."
A voice boomed at him. "You have to buy a ticket!"
The joke is cute. But have you ever wondered what it would be like to be rich?
Not having to worry about money seems like it would be easy. At the same time I have read the stories of people who won the big jackpot for a lottery and lost it all in no time.
It seems that loving family members and long lost friends suddenly want to be the closest to you. Salespeople have products that you simply cannot live without. Companies wish to allow you to invest in them so you can increase yout great wealth. You are so popular you have to work to find those moments of solitude you crave.
Still we dream of all the good things. Maybe a better house or a new car. A better wardrobe. The time and ability to spend more time doing the things we enjoy. Pay off all the bills.
We might hope to make life a bit easier for our loved ones. We might plan a family get-together with ALL expenses paid.
There are many good charities that could use the help. Or maybe an anonymous 'adoption' of someone who needs a helping hand. Or both.
No. I did not come into a huge sum of money. But it is fun to dream.
What would you do?