Give it away?

You’ve just won $1 billion dollars in the local lottery. You do not have to pay tax on your winnings. How will you spend the money?

I thought about this for some time and I decided to stick to my first response. If I won cash in a lottery I would just give it away to charity. It wouldn’t feel right to keep it. After all I didn’t earn it.

Although I am not working, my husband is, and he earns enough for us to be very comfortable. I intend to stay married to him for many years to come and so with God’s Grace I don’t think we would be in a situation where money is short. So I really don’t need it and I can think of many others who do.

I normally don’t take part in lotteries and if I do it’s just for the fun of it, not that I think I will actually win something. If I won something small like an electronics item I would probably keep it. But cash is something different.

Of course first I would have to convince my husband. I know he wouldn’t be happy that I would want to just give it away. He would tell me to pay 1/10th for my pledge and keep the rest. But like I said before I didn’t earn it so how can I keep it?

I really do believe that the more you give away the more God graces you with, and God’s Grace is much more valuable than any amount of money.

Daily Prompt: You’re a Winner!

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Repeated Kindness

Tell us about the time when you performed a secret random act of kindness — where the recipient of your kindness never found out about your good deed. How did the deed go down?

A random act is something lacking regularity and kindness should be done often, not rarely.

My husband and I both have made lifelong pledges that we would donate 1/10th of everything we earn to a charity fund. Through this fund schools and hospitals are built, widows and orphans are given shelter and aid is provided to victims of natural disasters. We made this pledge more than 10 years ago (in my husband’s case more than 13 years ago) and continue to live up to it.

Of course those that benefit from it do not know that we contribute to the fund. Acts of kindness made in secret are better than those done openly but there is no harm in telling others about it should they be inspired to follow suit.

I often pray that when my son grows up he helps those in need and less fortunate than him. I would feel I succeeded as a mother if he becomes that person.

Daily Prompt: Random Act of Kindness

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