I have a lot of tickets for tonights lottery drawing, so let play what if.
The prize is close to 600 million. What do I do if I win?
I think everyone has pondered that question from time to time.
I would give away a lot of money. Let’s be serious, I can live off of much less. But who gets the money and how much? If I gave someone $100,000 would that person think I am a cheap bastard or would he or she be grateful? I don’t want to be hounded, but that is too be expected right? I’m sorry guys but I would not keep working. I’m sure recruiting would not be any issue if I was know to be a muti-millionaire. Motivation may be a problem however.
I don’t want to name names, because I would not want any obligation. I have about 20 folks that I would like to help impact their life. Some of them I have not spoken to in 10 or more years. It would be so rewarding to look up folks from my past and give them a blessing based on how they impacted my life when we were younger. I’m guessing some folks would find me that would not be from the list of folks I am looking for. Now that being said, someone may find me that I had forgotten about and in that case it may be quite nice.
You know I am a sports nut, but what you might not know is I don’t enjoy going to the event like I do watching on television. I like the remote control and I like the instant replays. I think I would be best served in a suite where I could channel surf for other games. I would love to go to Notre Dame to watch some Irish football. I think I would feel close to God in that setting. Touchdown Jesus would be cool to see in person too. I would enjoy visiting Fenway park and Yankee Stadium for sure. I may even visit every Major League Stadium. I could see visiting minor league venues as well. What would be nice is if no one would know I was the guy that won that dough.
Some fun things I have experienced that would be fun to do again. I once attended a 7 man high school football game in Texas. Now that was fun on so many levels. It was like watching a pick up game in my old neighborhood as every one was eligible to catch a pass and sometimes the quarterback my be 20 or 30 yards behind the line of scrimmage scrambling around. It was not just the game as the entire community was involved. Moms and Dads were working concessions and they were cooking on a grill. You could get tacos, burritos, corn, hamburgers and much more during the game. Prices were ridiculous cheap as well.
I love to go to Springsteen concerts. I would love to travel with the band. I don’t know if that is possible, but I would really enjoy it. I know Bruce is getting near the end of his career, but just being around that man and listening to the stories would be great. I could tell a few stories as well, but I am sure he has heard some better ones. I have to respect that Bruce can lead a quiet life for the most part when not on tour. When he is on tour he donates a lot of money to different causes.
Folks I am not wealthy, but I have lived a fun and happy life. I could have done a lot better, but not every decision I made was the right one. I’m ok, and when I look back I have lots to be thankful for. I don’t know what the future holds, but I am reasonably sure it won’t see me as a multi-millionaire. Just reflecting on the “what ifs” makes me think I already won.
With the Holidays coming with the quickness, I cannot emphasize enough to take a step back, slow down and enjoy yourself. Be safe out there and be patient with others. Don’t let someone else’s problem by yours.
Happy Holidays and good luck in the drawing tonight. I hope you get second prize. 🙂