Tuesday, April 19, 2011

What Would You Do?

I was asked today: "What would you do if you did not have to work?" First I had to wrap my mind around the reality of "I will never, not have to work"....but in the event someone left me a million dollars....I took a minute and imagined what I would do....

If I had a gazillion dollars I would probably give most of it away. Sad but true. I have lots of causes...but the question was.."if your bills were covered and you did not have to work, what would you do?"

I would take better care of my kids....spend more time with them and less time working and yelling at them to "hurry up". I would volunteer...split my time between the Edgewater Animal Shelter and the Coalition for the Homeless. That means my Mom might get another cat, and I might meet one more person to talk to in Dunkin Donuts. All in all it is kind of sad. I had no plans to travel to the Bahamas, buy big houses, or lay on the beach. I want the 70 cats in the shelter to have homes and I want to hang out with people who live behind the Walmart......what would you do?

2 comments:

Jacqueline said...

Interesting post, Roxanne! We have to remember that off the top the government would automatically take half of it (which would support a lot of welfare programs, among other initiatives). Beyond that mandated donation, I would payoff all debt, bank most of it, make sure my extended family was taken care of, give to a few select charities, travel like crazy, buy a home on the beach, a vacation home back in Michigan, and then write whatever I want and spend time promoting vegetarianism, which will help end animal cruelty. Good question!

NSB Mom said...

That pesky government again...I keep trying to forget about them!