Friday, January 04, 2013

What Would You Do?

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For the longest time, I had always thought that I would give $10,000 to one of my friends if I ever won the lottery.  She doesn't know this and I never told her.  I just thought that it would be such a surprise for her to know that I had felt this way since the mid 80s and that I didn't ever mention it because I didn't want her to think that she would have to reciprocate.  It was just a silent wish in my heart.

Recently, I felt that maybe giving one person $10,000 isn't as good an idea as, maybe, giving 10 people $1,000.  I don't know.

If you won the lottery, what would your preference be?  Surprise one person or help ten of them.  

In today's world $1,000 isn't much but it would be a windfall by any standards.

Now that I am not working, these are some of the things that Stephen and  I talk about.  It turned out to be a lively conversation and one that hasn't yet ended.  

I'm not revealing who the friend is!  What would be the fun in that? All I can say is that she wouldn't expect it at all.  It's precisely why I would want to give it to her.  


  1. I would sponsor more chidren through World Vision.
    We already sponsor a young boy in Brazil and another in Chad. Over the years we have supported a number of children in different countries we have found this most worthwhile. For less than the cost of a coffee per day a child and his community can benefit. <3

    1. Now why am I not surprised!!!! Of course, you'd do that.

      Well, we already have plans for charity. It was this particular situation that was debatable. The sponsoring of homes or people is not on the table for discussion, with us. We both already agree on what we can and will do.

      I guess I wasn't clear enough in this short post. Anyway, thanks for your input, Lyn.

  2. I can think of a couple of people who would make my list, and a couple who won't! Hahahahaha!!!

    1. Yup, nothing like money to help us know who are IN or OUT! Hahahahahaha