Wednesday, July 17, 2013

If I Won the Lottery, What Would I Do?

I've had fun linking up with Becky in her 52 Weeks of Blogging with a Purpose series. I'm a little late to this one, but I still want to write on the topic.

If I won the lottery. Wow. That would be nice. I don't think I'd be one to plaster it everywhere and quit my job immediately or anything (although my husband will want us to I know!). I'd want to take the lump sum option and then invest it wisely.

Besides just investing however much we win in the true sense of the word, I'd also invest in some other ways. Things like these:

I'd give to our church. We have a campaign to build a new sanctuary and I'd like to be able to do that.

I'd give to organizations that support things I believe in.

I'd start a trust for our kids.

I'd pay off our house and buy a beach house.

I'd pay off any debt our families have.

I'd take a romantic trip to a tropical island and stay in one of those huts over the ocean. Shoot, I'd buy an island.

I'd take our family on great vacations.

I'd go to Greece, Italy and England. (And I'd like to be in London now waiting for the baby to be born!)

I'd invest in a few things I'm too cheap to buy now, not because I can't afford them, but because I don't want to spend that much money on them.

I'd hire a masseur for my husband and I because he loves massages and I do, too.

I'd also have someone come to my house everyday to fix my hair and makeup. And iron.

I'd build a home gym in my backyard and hire a running coach.

Mostly, I'd be thankful to be a "lucky" winner, but I'd remember that I'm already so blessed because I have everything I could ever need - a husband who loves me, children we adore, a great family, home and job, a free country and most of all, grace freely given to me by my Savior above.

What would you do if you won the lottery?


Lisa C said...

My husband and I joke about what we'd do. We are Baptists and donate monthly to an organization that supports widows of former ministers who served at small churches. We'd increase our gift to them. We would find kids who've completed college on work-related school loans and pay those off (if they graduated). Do random acts of kindness on a daily basis. Buy my mother (77) a huge McDonalds gift card because she meets with her "girls" every Monday and Wednesday for senior drinks (50 cents). Buy my husband the truck of his dreams. Get rid of this horrible terra cotta tile in our house! Dreaming is free!

Sarah Tucker said...

Love this! Building a gym is such a great idea...and hiring a personal trainer. And I love the hiring of someone to do my hair and make up. Let's win the lottery :)