Today I gave away a pair of gloves and some change for a bus ticket. I didn't have much to share, in fact I was waiting to get some utility assistance; but any of us can do a simple kind act for someone else with only a few dollars. This woman had just been released from jail. Her shoes and the bottom of her pants were wet after walking in the snow. What I had to give wasn't much but it was more than she had.
That being aaid, I haven't bought a lottery ticket in 15 years. So I won't be winning a jackpot this week. However I want to share some ideas. I would buy a nice single family home for the boys and myself. I would put aside monies to cover all costs associated with owning the home for the next 10 years. I would buy a nice car that would get me across the state and the country. I would take my boys and Mikala Brannen to WDW in FL for a huge trip followed by a cruise. I would finally travel to Ireland, Germany, France, Italy, and England. I would set up a trust for each of the boys. I would then give money to Northland Family Help Center and Halo House. I would give back to Sharon Manor and Northern AZ Housing Solutions. I would buy bus tickets in bulk and hand them out when I saw someone in need. I would buy a meal for someone else at a restaurant. I would carry gift cards for McD's BK and Subway to share with those that were hungry. I would keep blankets and bottled water in my car to help others.
I would try to repay all the kindness given to me in a much larger scale than I could ever do on my own. I have had it hard more than a few times. Money is tight right now! But we have a roof over our heads. We have food in the fridge. It could always be worse.
There are so many things I would want to pursue on my own as well. More classes so I could continue learning. New computers and an amazing website. A maid to clean house and do dishes. Whatever extra cirrucular activities the boys wanted to do : soccer, baseball, gymnastics, art, dance, etc.
It would be hard to not be greedy but I would also employ a financial advisor to help me stay on track.
Well just my 2 cents.
Although maybe I should take those back and find 98 more... just in case.