Thursday, September 13, 2012
9:14 AM Nacia Walsh No comments
I won the lottery. 366 Million dollars, to be exact. And it’s all mine. Now what?
That’s the vision I held last night in my mind when my, usually even-tempered, husband burst in with two freshly printed lotto tickets and gleam in his eye.
I was immediately taken aback by the sheer confidence in his voice. He was so sure that we had just been set up for life that I began to ponder what this amazing twist of events would actually mean.....
Once we settled all of our debt (which is thankfully only our house and my semi-massive student loan), took care of our parents, and put aside college tuition for our 3 boys, there would still be a whole-hell-of-a lotta dinero to be spent.
Sure we’d splurge on a great vacation, somewhere tropical like Costa Rica. I’d get my husband that boat he’s always dreamed of--equipped with all the bells and whistles to sail on Lake George by our vacation house. I’d indulge in a brand spanking new car---nothing too crazy—just one that fits all of my boys various sporting gear (balls, sticks, pucks, etc.) without sacrificing luxury and my self-labeled “Cool Mom” status (aka NO MINI VANS).
We would definitely donate a portion to causes that have impacted our lives. My all-girls high school that supported me as a teenage mother and showed me the importance of being a strong woman would be included. We'd also give to the local soup kitchen where my family and I volunteer. It’s in desperate need of new facilities to service a growing population of struggling families.
OK we’re only down maybe 5 million. Jeez, spending money is harder then I thought.
My mind then drifted to what I would want to do, instead of what I would buy. I have dreams and aspirations, how would having all this money help them come to fruition?
It took me nearly 10 years, but recently I’ve gotten a clearer vision of the path that would help me fulfill my authentic potential, while balancing the demands of motherhood.
I’ve already begun the journey by creating this site to help myself and others get back to a more holistic and natural way of life. Nature is a beautiful thang---if we could all somehow tap into her balance and perfection I believe everyone would benefit.
Piggybacking off of my passion for living a more natural life, I’ve zeroed in on how I can help women achieve the most satisfying and safe birth experience by becoming a Birth Doula.
So now here I am, running a successful and resourceful holistic website, sharing in the wonders of life with my birthing mommies, and 360 million dollars richer. With all that money would I still want to continue my work?
You flippin betcha!
I realized, as I pondered the possibility of being able to buy or do anything I want....there’s not much I would change.
Don’t get me wrong, I know the ginormous responsibility of financial burdens would be lifted, which would allow for less stress and more appreciation. But if all that money was to disappear (hopefully AFTER all my bills, luxuries, and donations were paid for) would I still be happy?
The answer is a content and jubilant---YES!!!!
That’s how I know I am living the life of my soul’s creation. No amount of money could change that fact that right here and right now--- I am happy.
So what does this mean for you? How are you supposed to find your bliss without the aid of millions of dollars?
Find something...anything. Big or small, that you can incorporate into your life TODAY that makes you excited to get out of bed. Whatever it is, make sure it’s something you would want to do EVEN IF you had millions of dollars at your disposal.
You deserve to find happiness and pleasure, and it shouldn’t be dependent on how much money you have in your wallet. Do something that makes you proud, grateful, spreads love, or is just plain useful.
What's ONE thing you can do to feed your passion TODAY?
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