I’m rich, I’m rich … and no, I haven’t won the Powerball lottery – at least, not yet!
The days and weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas are always filled with excitement, but this year – this day – seems to be even more so, what with all the talk about a $550 million Powerball jackpot that may – or may not – go out tonight.
For the first time in I don’t know how long, I succumbed to the desire to have a little Lottery ticket in my hand come 9:59 p.m. The excitement of what is to come is worth the little bit of money I spent; and the excitement that awaits the eventual winner … well, I can’t imagine!
The thing is, I think I like dreaming about coming into that much money more than I would appreciate actually winning it. Becoming an instant millionaire is a life-changing experience, and maybe I’m comfortable with my life the way it is.
I have a roof over my head, clothes in the closet, food in the cupboards, a full-time job, family, friends, hobbies and enough needlework fabric, patterns and threads to last my lifetime.
What more could I possibly want when I have so much more than so many people in this world?
Sure, I wouldn’t mind having a home with a larger bathroom (first priority) and a larger kitchen (second priority); but my house is just the right size for one person – and proves to be too much to clean already (blame it on that needlework stash previously mentioned!)
I wouldn’t mind going from extreme basic cable to expanded basic either. Then I could watch my favorite Hallmark and Lifetime movies and get my daily inspiration from HGTV and CMT. Heck, if I won the lottery, I might even invest in one of those big flat-screen televisions. For now, I’m perfectly happy with the older model.
If I won the lottery, I could afford a membership to a gym and actually hire a personal trainer – maybe even a personal chef. I could afford to get healthier.
If I won the lottery, I could give more money to my favorite charities – church, the American Cancer Society and 4-H. I could create scholarships for at-risk youths, and ensure all of my nieces and nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews had an opportunity to get a college education.
If I won the lottery, I would invest in land. I would travel – oh, how I would love to travel.
If I won the lottery, I could afford to try a new career. Maybe I’d become a travel writer, or maybe I’d be a stay-at-home writer of books – kids books.
If I won the lottery … I’d really hope that it wouldn’t change me.