I Asked Neighbors What They Would Do If They Won The Powerball Lottery
Over the last few days as the Powerball Lottery has grown to astronomical proportions, I've asked friends, neighbors and strangers what they would do with the money if they won it. Their answer to the person may shock you.We've all had the dream of winning the lottery buying an island and retiring. The fact that the odds of winning are over 290,000,000 to 1, doesn't diminish our dreams at all. Over the last few days as this Powerball Lottery has grown in size, I took the time to ask people, 'What would you do if you won $1.5 billion jackpot?'.Now we know it's gonna be a lot less than that once the government gets their hands on it but still, it's something that you could live on comfortably for the rest of your life, 100 times over.
The answer to that question from friends, family and strangers alike, were all the same: 'I would help somebody who is in need.'
Now think about that for a second. We live in a community with people who's first thought after winning amazing amount of money, is to help someone in need.
Here is my two cents: You don't need to win the lottery to help someone. Sometimes, it's the little things you take the time to do that show you care the most.
Moe and I were on the receiving end of an amazing gift from a family that helped us from taking a major financial hit last month. I promised never to tell who they were, but I will tell you that they blessed us beyond measure. It's hard to receive that kind of love, but they convinced us that we would be keeping them from being blessed if we refused it. We call that,'Being Jesus with skin on.'
So the next time some snobby northerner, east or west coaster sneers and snickers because you tell them you live in West Texas, just smile to yourself and know that you're surrounded buy some of the best people on the planet, bar none.