I get to host the Rev Gal Blog Pals Friday Five this week.
Lingering effects of a cold have me watching more television than usual. There appears to be a resurgence of the old daytime staple--the quiz show. Except they are on during prime time, and a great many of them offer the chance of winning one million dollars.I think it started with Regis Philbin and "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" but now we have a half dozen or so.
My husband and I started musing (after watching "Deal or No Deal") about what we could do with a million dollars. I thought I'd just bring that discussion into the Friday Five this week. It's simple. What are five things you would want to do with a million dollar deposit in your bank account?
1. I would pay off our mortgage. What a relief that would be! On SO many levels!
2. I'd bring my mother back home from the local long-term care facility, and I'd hire someone full time to care for her here, among her own things, in her own bed, looking out over our yard, birds, stream, and so on. They would cook southern dishes and look through pictures and be very patient when dealing with her increasing difficulty speaking.
3. I would share with my kids. For Kris and her family, I'd pay off their mortgage and bribe them to move to Wisconsin. (Just kidding...kind of.) I would establish some sort of trust fund for Trinity. For our son, Josh, hmmm, I think I would make some sort of deal to pay for him to return to college as long as he got reasonable grades. The boy (who is not a boy, but a man of 30) needs to get his butt back in school before it is too late.
4. I'd invest wisely so it would grow. I would then use enough to have a comfortable retirement, but the rest would fund causes that have the power to change lives.
5. I would quickly send a sizable sum to one of those causes. David and Beth Grant, Assemblies of God missionaries founded Project Rescue. Project Rescue seeks to free children and young women from India's forced sex trade--the "new slavery." They are doing wonderful work, but the need is vast and the resources are scarce. Several centers are operating, but many more are needed.
I could go on and on and on....