Oh, Well

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'Losing Lottery Ticket' photo (c) 2011, Whitney Donohue - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

So I guess like most of the rest of you, I didn’t win the Mega Millions jackpot.  Oh, well.  It didn’t bother me too much until this morning…when I had to get up and go to work.  Don’t get me wrong.  I love my job.  But this morning as the alarm went off at 4:45 a.m. to head into my workout at 5:30, I was thinking that it would have been nice to win the jackpot so I could sleep a little later.

But I didn’t stay in bed.

I got up.  I worked out and went about my day.

Just like every other day.  And I’m completely okay with it.  I got to thinking, as I’m sure we all did, What would I do with all that money?  Would I be smart with it?  Would I keep my job?  Would I just get bored and go crazy?  Would I bless someone?  Would I bless a lot of people?

And THEN I started thinking what am I doing now with what I’ve got?  Am I blessing those around me like I should because I’ve been given everything I need?

Seriously. Everything I need.  

Yes.  There are times where money is still tight.  There are times when I really don’t feel like smiling at the person walking towards me on the sidewalk or opening the door for the person behind me at the gas station…even if that means I’m now the last in line to pay.

So today at the gas station I held the door open.  I watched others do the same.  I smiled at the woman walking towards me even though I was half asleep.  And I thought to myself about how lucky I was.

Sure, millions of dollars later I would have felt pretty lucky.

But right here and right now I kind of feel like the luckiest person in the world just to take one breath after another.

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  • Bethany Meeks

    Awesome post Julie! This was a really encouraging one.

    • Thanks, Bethany! Have I mentioned how glad I am you’re back in town?

  • Great post!! And, it true! Love that. Love you!

  • Divon

    Thank you, Julie for pointing out how lucky we all are. Great post !!

  • Amy_book

    lucky and blessed and loved and loved and loved.
    so glad to have you in my life!

    • Thank you, Amy! I feel the same way about you, Sister!