Last week there was a rather large lottery jack pot up for grabs. There was a lot of media coverage both before and after the drawing. I did not win because I did not take the time to buy a ticket. I rarely play the lottery, but sometimes if I happen to be in a convenience store and the jack pot is large enough I spend a dollar or two. After the drawing last week I found myself thinking, what if I had won the lottery? So, I played the "What If" game.
First of all I would quit the job to nowhere. I would buy a new conversion van type motor home and start traveling all around the United States, with the dogs and my small Featherweight sewing machine. I would visit historical places, quilt shops and stop at the dog shows along the way. I would take my time and visit with folks along the way, experiencing the people of America. Of course, I would be blogging all the way!
I would come home from time, but how nice to be able to do what I wanted, when I wanted. Ah, that would be the good life! I probably wouldn't change my life style very much, except in the aspect of time.
After I savored that delightful thought I had a realization. I would also be able to volunteer, something I dearly love to do. I could select two or three worthy organizations and get involved. I would also have the time to make meals to send to sick or bereaved people, something I can't even think about now. I could even volunteer to take friends to doctor appointments when the call for help goes out. On and on I thought of the things I could do. Winning the lottery wouldn't be just about me, but about being able to give my time to others, too. But wait, do I have to win the lottery to do these things? Absolutely not, I just need the time; hopefully, someday I will be able to do all these things.
Maybe I don't need to win the lottery. Winning the lottery would be nice, so would that conversion van. But, really life is just fine the way it is, too!