The first thing I would do is get us out of debt. So that I wouldn't have to lay awake at night thinking about how we're going to make our money stretch to pay all the bills, knowing that it might not happen.
Then, I would put a big chunk in savings for my children and for emergencies. I could sleep at night knowing we're not just making it paycheck to paycheck.
Then, I would share what I could with those I know that are struggling just like we are.
I would also have a free preschool class, for those that can't afford it. Just because I love the kids. I would do it for free now if I could.
I know that I need to learn to live without more, I need to budget better, and I know everyone needs to learn that lesson. But oh how I wish I could help others in need. To help them sleep better at night.
I wouldn't want a big ostentatious house, just being able to buy a house of our own, a modest house, would be a dream come true. (Although I might hire a maid to come once a week, they need jobs too you know;)
I wouldn't go out and buy a bunch of things we don't really need. Although I can't guarantee I wouldn't buy something for others....just to make their day. (And to help our economy, ;)
I wouldn't buy a new car. Ours work just fine for now, even if they are boring.
I wouldn't change the way I live, or dress. I wouldn't change the way I love others. I wouldn't change anything really.
But I'm pretty sure I'd still sleep better at night.
*sigh* Here's to dreaming.
What would you do with a million dollars?
Caution! Sharp curve ahead...
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