I don’t have a bucket list, per se. Sure, there are things I’d like to do, but I won’t feel my life a failure if I don’t get to do them. However, I have formulated what I call my “Million Dollar Plan.” These are the things I would do, if I ever were handed a million dollars.
- Pay off our current home, find some useful purpose for it like a home for those in need, a vacation home for needy families who couldn’t otherwise afford to get away, or a homeschool resource center…haven’t decided the particulars.
- Purchase a home, cash that had some more room and a couple extra bedrooms. I set my limit for spending for this item at $300,000, but really, I think I could do it for much less.
- Purchase new cars for Hubby and me–real new cars, not just “New to you” so that we would have dependable vehicles for a long, long time.
- Fund a month of programming for our local Christian raison station.
- Go on a mission trip with Show Hope to minister to orphans in China.
- Adopt at least two orphans–maybe more, hey, I’m a millionaire, now!
- Spend a month delivering shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child.
- Create 2,000 shoeboxes for OCC
- Pay off our church’s mortgage.
- Save the remaining for a rainy day.
So, there you have it, a dream and a plan. All I need is the cash. Sometimes, I pray pretty fiercely over this plan. I ask God to bless me so that I can bless others. Seems silly with so much else to pray for, but I honestly ask for this million dollar plan. You should have seen my plan for when Hubby bought a powerball ticket worth 189 million dollars!
Recently, with my mother’s passing, I have inherited a bit of money. It’s no where near a million dollars, but still much more than I would normally be able to accumulate on my own. So, I’ve been praying and thinking an awful lot about what to do with it. I began to realize that while my million dollar plan is still just wishful thinking, there are a number of things I could do now. Instead of a month, perhaps, I could fund a day of radio. Instead of creating 2,000 shoeboxes, I could do ten or even twenty. I think adoption is still beyond my grasp, but I have been praying for God to stretch my funds and open that door. I cannot pay off the Church mortgage, but I can pay for something that is very badly needed or the new Marian shrine our priest hopes to build.
I realized that it isn’t dreaming so big that makes the difference. I don’t need a million dollars to do something significant for those charities that I love and support. I can also make a little difference in the life of my family by accomplishing some much needed but long delayed tasks. Prayers are still flowing, I want to spend very wisely!
Do you have a dream? What would you do with a million dollars?