Wednesday, January 13, 2016

What If.........Another Way to Look at Powerball's 1.5 Billion

As I listen to all the hoopla and build up for tonight's 1.5 billion Powerball draw tonight, I just can't help but shake my head and sigh.  So many people are clutching their tickets and praying their numbers are drawn......So much hard earned money spent on a chance, a 1-in-92.2millon odds that you hold all the numbers.... What if we put our faith and hopes into an other kind of currency?  What if..........

Now don't get me wrong, I do understand that money is necessary to our lives.  I don't know too many farmers who don't have a complete and detailed knowledge of that fact, but what if...... How much POWER would we have if........

What if you were given 1.5 billion hugs to give out between the day you are born and the day you leave this earth?

What if you were given 1.5 chances to do good deeds for others?

What if you were given 1.5 million smiles to share with others?

What if you were given 1.5 billion opportunities to make a positive difference in people's lives?  

What if you were given 1.5 billion minutes to share with others?

What if.......

Guess what?  You DO have every "What if..." possibility listed above, and you didn't have to spend one dime or dollar to receive them!  All of these opportunities are yours, tax free!  All you might have to spend is a bit of time thinking about how you will use your chances, but most of the time the opportunity presents itself.  We just need to be open to them.  

Want to know something else?  You will never run out of smiles, good deeds, minutes, or moments to make a difference, at least not in the sense of your bank account being empty.  These gifts seem to perpetuate themselves.  One smile given is usually one smile returned!  One good deed or positive difference if very often reciprocated to another person.  YOU. WILL. NEVER. RUN. OUT!!!!!

These are the kinds of investments we can all make, every day, to whomever we choose as often as we like.  Spending a couple dollars on a lottery ticket probably won't hurt anyone, but I encourage us all to invest in each other and see that investment as a currency from which we all will benefit!

1 comment:

  1. I would surely choose the last "What if..." possibility for that would really cool live 2853 years.
    Thanks for this positive post!

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