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I am "Rich"

The Powerball Dream

Yesterday, I purchased my lottery tickets in the hopes of winning the millions just like many other people.  I even thought to buy tickets in different stores and towns just in case they announced the towns where the winners were purchased, I might have a chance.  Silly, I know  but everyone has their own strategies.  People choose their birthdays, anniversaries, divorce dates, I chose quick picks from different locations.  I thought it was funny when I purchased the tickets and talking to the Lottery Agent at Foodtown, how the price of my dream went up.  It used to be a dollar and a dream and now that doubled to two dollars a dream.  This gave us a little chuckle how these days it even costs us to dream.

Last night I went to bed without checking my lottery numbers so I can dream one more time about all the money I could win and what I would do with it.  I dreamt that I would buy a boat for my husband who loves the ocean and fishing and an RV for me to hook the boat up to.  Of course, I thought about which family member I would help out and which charity I would donate to, and what I would do for my parents, sister and in-laws.  

I woke up kind of knowing that I did not win the lottery and was not the rich woman I had dreamt about.  I rolled over and first thing I saw when my eyes opened was my husband and I couldn’t help but smile.  As wonderful as those dreams were, I realized how rich I truly am.  I have my husband who treats me like I am a Queen, two children who are totally everything to me and we are thank God healthy.  In recent weeks and with the holidays coming up, I am so grateful that I have my house, power, good friends and a terrific family.  I might not have had the winning ticket, but I certainly am one of the luckiest people to be blessed with so much.  Wishing everyone warm wishes and a happy, healthy and rich holiday season!

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rosalind herschthal November 30, 2012 at 03:33 AM
Beautifully said.
Bobbie November 30, 2012 at 03:33 AM
This article is written so well! It really tells us all what's really important in life! Great husband and family and most important good health! Super Beth Sporazic!
Jill McGovern November 30, 2012 at 05:36 AM
Beth, Truer words were never spoken. You are one of the few who are fortunate enough to truly "get it". Well said!!
Joseph F. MacDougall December 01, 2012 at 04:21 PM
So well said! So appropriate for this Christmas season.

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