Today’s Daily Post says I just won $1 billion dollars. How would I spend the money?
Well, first of all, I would say, “sit down Dr. Evil, this money is mine!! Not Yours!” And then I would give 100 Million Dollars, again with my pinky turned up towards my mouth, to my church. We have an amazing capability for outreach and change in our community and even further, but 100 Million Dollars donated to my church family would literally change the world!!! None of it would be pocketed, it would all be used to further The Kingdom Of God, which is to say helping all of humanity, and the knowledge of The Gospel. And as a Christian I am called to tithe to further The Gospel of Jesus Christ. Now, this isn’t to say I won’t tithe in other ways to other Christian Organizations either. But, my home church and its outreach comes first. So, ten percent goes to them.
So, that leaves $900,000,000!!!! Hhhmmmmm…. Where to go from here? Well, first off, all debt for my family, loans, houses, cars, college loans… Gone! My family would be debt free! Let’s say, for the sake of argument, that took $3 Million. Oh boy! Still have $897 Million left!
There is a twenty acre piece of Heaven on my parents farm. My wife and I would love to build a home there. The land for 20 acres right now is probably $160,000 and then we’d have to landscape and build a suitable home. So, let’s say, $600,000 total for landscaping and building a wheelchair accessible home with 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a wrap around porch (which my wife really wants), a paved driveway, 2 out buildings, 8 acres of lawn and the land. Yup, I would say that is about right. Leaving $995,840,000 to go.
Oh dear, well, there is The Spina Bifida Association of Minnesota, a charity near and dear to my heart, $500,000,000 goes to them. Hopefully with that money they can make sure that all Spina Bifida is erased from existence. So, now we have $495,840,000 left. Forgive me if my math is wrong on this. I have severely let my math skills faulter!!!!
Starvation in the world? gone! I don’t know if it’s possible, but I would think $400,000,000 should take a huge chunk out of ANYONE going hungry if the funds are allocated correctly towards a sustainable source that feeds all people in the world.
Oh, look at that, $95,000,000 left!!! Invest $25,000,000 into a CD or Roth IRA that gets some great interest. The well will never run dry. Start an organization for kids in every single town, village and every 10 miles radius of every major city in The U.S. No kid shall go hungry, no kid shall go without learning all the awesome things a kid should learn. Music, arts, writing, reading, love, compassion, having a family who cares about them. If a kid has a dream, this organization sees to it that it happens! We need to create dreamers in the world again.
Mr. Holland was right in 1995!!!! “Take away music and the arts, pretty soon these kids won’t have anything to read or write about!!” Welcome to the new world! Why are 80’s movies being churned out and remade into worthless pieces of unimaginative crap?! Because 20 years ago this country began saying sports was more important than band, choir, arts, writing!! CONGRATULATIONS AMERICA!!!!! You’ve created a generation, or two, who don’t know how to create something new!!!! Thanks a lot!
So, now, because of that stupidity, I have to see classics, like Footloose and Ghostbusters remade!!! But, you couldn’t stop there! Oh No! You had to make Ghostbusters politically correct! Please, do not see this as sexist bashing, but Ghostbusters does not need to be remade with women of comedy!!!
Wow! I totally got off track! See what happens when we concentrate on what is wrong in our world? Our focus veers off course and we lose sight of our goals and what is truly important!
Where was I? Oh yeah…. Anybody else need any money? With all my plans and hopefully eradicating world hunger and spinal cord injuries and no child not living their dreams and imagination potential, I still have more than enough to survive because I was smart enough to invest it into things that will create huge returns!!!
Please, if you ever come into even a fraction of this kind of money, be smart with it and take care of people. We are here to relate and this kind of money would make a world of difference to a world of people! Yes, I am speaking to those who have this kind of money right now!!! Are you utilizing your wealth to help the world or help yourself? There are over a billion ways to help and they still leave you with plenty to survive. Are YOU making a big enough difference in the world?