I don’t play the lottery, but I must admit I do get caught up in all the hoopla when the jackpot reaches a record high. The thrill of winning half a billion dollars had me stopping off at the C-Store to purchase a few tickets.
It’s funny how I don’t think about the lottery until I actually have a ticket in hand and then, the daydreaming begins. I don’t say prayers filled with promises I’m not sure I’d keep, like donating half to a charity or keeping my day job (If I had one). Truth is: I would spend a lot of money! Not just on myself, but on my family and a few close friends.
While skyping with my son in Japan this morning, my daydreaming became contagious, and my son had a few ideas of his own. My plans of traveling the world and building a giant compound to house said family–as well as traveling the world over—were trumped by the promise I made to my son. Yes, I made a promise. After all, I want to win!
Though he liked the idea of a huge mansion complete with a movie theatre, bowling alley, infinite pool, and an intercom system that I could use to call the family to order, he wanted a place of his own.
So, if you hear about a family from Tennessee building a giant spaceship (just like the one in the series Firefly) next to a giant mansion in which their son CAPTAIN BEN will reside, you will know: I won the lottery… and kept my promise.
Good luck to all those daydreamers out there!