If you were given one million dollars, what would you do with it?


After the responses to my question on Twitter and Facebook last night – regarding granting wishes – I decided to ask this question – If you were given one million dollars, tax-free, what would you do with it? Many would say that one million dollars really wouldn’t go that far; however, it would go a lot farther than what you most likely have in your possession, at the moment, right?

Given that I have thought about this question, from time to time, over the years, ever since I was a child, I already know my answer; off the top, no question, exactly half would go to charity. I wouldn’t give a bulk sum to an organization; I would search for those in need, and, give it out on an individual basis, so that I could actually see the money at work. With the remainder, I would give cash to those who have been sincere, trustworthy and true friends; of course my son, grandsons and play brother are included. I’d pay off their bills, and take everyone on a group vacation to an exotic locale for a week-long party. I would love to surprise everyone anonymously – but, those closest to me would probably catch on, sooner or later. The strangers would never know where their gift came from.

If I had any money left, I would use it to take trips around the country and world to go to see all types of live entertainment – concerts of my favorite artists, every show on Broadway, etc….no day is promised and you can’t take it with you….so, yeah, most of it would be gone. 🙂

BTW, just in case one million dollars doesn’t fall into your lap – remember you don’t need money to surprise someone with something special; helping someone with a dream or goal can do wonders to make someone happy, uplift their spirits and give them a kick-start to accomplishing something even bigger….however, if you did receive one million dollars, what would you do with it?

I have received many responses to many of the posts on this blog, thus far. However, may I request that you please reply in the comment section of the blog  – as opposed to on Twitter, Facebook, emails, etc. – so that all responses will be together. Your comment may be helpful to others who come across something that they can relate to. You can comment anonymously.

Thank you and many blessings.

This is my FAVORITE Ellen surprise/giveaway. I would love to be able to do this for someone.

Lisa gets the keys!

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10 thoughts on “If you were given one million dollars, what would you do with it?

  1. I am disabled and live on a fixed income. I had just got my settlement and my now ex-wife took it and divorced me and left me with nothing. I would use the money to hire a good lawyer and get my son back from her, she already had 4 and this last one was adopted from my brother since I had no children of my own. I would move back to where he is so i could see him more than once a year.

      • Thanks for the prayers. It was something that has been on my mind. I do not know how someone who professed their love for you could do what was done to me, especially after 16 years of marriage. Anyway I was not looking for pity, just wanted folks to know what I would do if I had the money.

        Thanks again,
        Bobby

  2. This is a question that people are always excited about answering. Of course I would give some to charity. I can sit here and tell you what I would or could do with a million dollars. Like Travel around the world buy myself more shoes than I could wear. I would pay off all my debt (student loans) gotta love Sallie Mae. Buy my mother a big beautiful house like the one she use to have. To be honest I really wont know what I will do with the million dollars until I get it. Notice how I said until I get it. I am that Commodores song. Zoom ” I may be just a foolish dreamer but I don’t care, cause I know my happiness is waiting out there somewhere”. I truly believe anything worth having Now off I go to dream about my million dollars. LOL

    • You scared me for a moment; I thought you were going to say it would never happen. No matter how inconceivable something might seem, in my opinion, if you put out there that ‘it will never happen’ – it never will. I’m glad you believe in dreams; and, may they all come true.

      BTW, in a few days I’m going to have to add ‘Zoom’ to my blog. It has a great message, “I may be just a foolish dreamer, but I don’t care; ’cause I know my happiness is waiting out there somewhere…”

  3. I would give 10% to my church. Pay off ALL debts (mortgage, cars, student loans, & credit cards). Pay off some debts for some family members and real friends. Then, take a year off from work and travel and shop while I’m at it. I can’t forget about making a contribution to the sickle cell foundation and diabetes. That is ALL!

    • It’s so funny – when I had the opportunity to go anywhere in the world (once when I worked for an airline, and then when my son worked for an airline), I had no real desire to do so; however, the older I get the more I want to experience all the world has to offer and learn more about different cultures. I pray you will be able to do all of the above 🙂

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