Dreaming Big

Last month the nation had lotto fever when the Mega Millions jackpot was at a record $656 million. On March 30th we found out this unbelievable jackpot was going to be split between three tickets. Even after taxes and a penalty for a cash payout it would mean a ton of cash for each winner. It got me thinking – if it were me, what would I do with the money? There’s always the good you want to do in the world – like donate to a special organization, charity or cause. Then there are practical things like paying off the house and other debt, starting a college fund. Those kinds of things go without saying. I’m talking about some of the indulgences that are guilty pleasures. Hmmmm.

One of the things I’d like to do for myself is hire someone to organize my life. Having a two year old means a house full of scattered toys, books and other debris strewn from room to room. I’m so jealous of the custom closets and other unique storage ideas I see on Pinterest and in magazines. I’d love to turn someone loose on my house and have them clean it top to bottom, de-clutter, and then buy a billion cute and stylish boxes, containers and bins. A place for everything and everything in it’s place. It sure would be a step up from those Sterilite containers I’ve been using as closet organizers since I was a teenager. Basically, I want my house to look like one of those HGTV makeovers. Oh heck, if I’m that rich, maybe I’d just buy a new house and start from scratch.

Another guilty pleasure I’d indulge in would be a private airplane (or at least the ability to charter one whenever I wanted). I love, love, love to travel and to be able to fly to any destination whenever I wanted would truly be a dream come true. Wouldn’t it be great fun to say to a bunch of your friends, “Hey, let’s have lunch in another state….or country!” Breakfast in Brittany, lunch in Lima, dinner in Dublin. Ah, bliss. Another great perk – no more taking my laptop out of its case for security at LAX.

Have you ever dreamed about winning the lottery? Who hasn’t! What are some of the things you would indulge in? We’re not talking the practical side, here. We’re talking the fun stuff! A luxury RV? A vacation home in France? Let us know what your lotto dreams are by leaving a comment.

9 Responses to Dreaming Big
  1. Born27
    May 9, 2012 | 5:16 am

    Well said. It’s never wrong to dream big, then making it happen. And knowing your limitations and responsibilities.
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  2. Charlenevans09
    May 9, 2012 | 9:04 pm

    My dad NEVER forget about his numbers EVERYDAY. He could forget anything, but not about it. Since I grew up. He never won, he won but only $12-$18. The three digit number. Last last last week, he told me, When do you think we’re gonna win this? Then I told him, the right time, the right place, and the right (pause) NUMBERS. Starting then, he always says it every time he put his numbers.
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  3. Jeanie
    May 10, 2012 | 9:33 pm

    Having a dream gives you a goal to focus on. It can release you from daily pressures, as you think about where you can see yourself being in years to come. However, with dented confidence and a lack of inspiration your dreams can fall at the wayside..
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  4. Jhenny
    May 11, 2012 | 3:08 am

    It is not bad to dream big but we have to also remember that sometimes, it can be a frustration to us if we don’t achieve it.. But making a move is a help to make it possible..
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  5. Kaila
    May 17, 2012 | 6:33 am

    Dreaming is never wrong unless it’s something immoral or bad. Continue that dream and hold on to it
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  6. Mia Glover
    June 19, 2012 | 12:55 am

    Dreaming big is really good as long as it can give motivation for you to strive hard.
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  7. Hannah Walker
    July 6, 2012 | 3:55 am

    Every one of us has the chance to dream big. All we must need to do is find ways to achieve it in a good way.
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  8. Andy Staunt
    July 9, 2012 | 4:20 am

    Keep dreaming as long as you are living on this world. However, when you dream you must need to find ways to achieve this dream.
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  9. Leif Lynch
    August 12, 2012 | 11:52 pm

    We must dream big since this will be our pathway to be successful in life.
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