Hi everyone! I missed being here with you, but life interfered big time. However, I am back and let’s hope I don’t have more challenges. And not like the ones I just came through.
So! What would I do with a million dollars? I thought this installment would be easy, but it is not. Because if I had the opportunity to receive a million clear after the taxes have already been taken care of, I would hope I would be a responsible person in how I handled the money.
As stingy as I can sometimes be when my money is tight, I would give to my church with the stipulation, it is being given to help when a member of the congregation is in need of help. It could not be used to remodel the church, increase the minister’s salary, or for trips of any kind.
There are two shelters and two non-profit groups I give to when I can, that help people down on their luck, looking for place to lay their heads for the night, and help those making a life transition back into the everyday world. I would give to them. Again, the funds could only be used to help families, not to improve the facilities.
Then there are my children. I would definitely give to them. I would tell them; this is your inheritance. Choose wisely how you spend it because with what is left, it will be spent on their dad and myself. I would be out there doing the things I enjoy doing. Since I am not extravagant, I would also try my hand at investing. Making sure that my husband and my children are equal beneficiaries and naming each of their children as beneficiaries under their fathers in the event something should happen to him.
That is a lot of money to be responsible for. It is also something I don’t think about. I’m not sure why that is, unless my subconscious mind is telling me that it is so far out of reach, why bother thinking about it.
The truth of the matter is; it is not out of my reach. If I truly wanted that kind of money and started concentrating on what I could do for it, other than something bad or that would hurt anyone, I am sure I could come up with an idea to work on that would take me on the journey of earning my million.
So, the fact that I don’t have it is because I have not made the effort to have it. Now that my mind is thinking about this fictitious money, I am going to give this some serious thought. Even if I don’t make the full million, the journey on the way to my million, will be a wonderful experience and the people I meet and friends I make along the way, will be worth far more to me in the end than the money.
What I have learned from this exercise is any lack I have in my life, is because I have not expended the necessary time and effort to go after what I really want. I have chosen to accept what has been offered to me as my just reward.
There is an old saying that if you ask life for a penny, she will give you one, however, if you ask for more, she will give you that as well. So many of us think we are only worth the penny, so that’s all we ask for, only to learn later, we could have had much more. Someone said something like that to me. I don’t remember if they said where they got it or who said it originally, so I can’t give proper credit for the saying, but it sure gets the point across.
Well, that’s it for now. My next installment will be to share three things from my bucket list. Ummm! I didn’t know I had a bucket list. I better get one then.
Until next time, take care. lw