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?
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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!