I’m going to start off being very honest with you all today. I’m dragging! I had a whirlwind of a weekend, and, although I had a blast hanging out with some of my favorite people, I am definitely feeling the effects today. However, I have news that makes it all okay. Look at the forecast for this weekend.
I wanted to share a little bit more of my weekend with you guys today. As I said yesterday, I was back in my hometown for three days to celebrate my grandpa’s 80th birthday. Saturday night we had an immediate family party at my aunt and uncle’s house., and then yesterday it was time for the major celebration. My grandpa is very involved with his church, and yesterday morning the entire family including some of his brothers and sisters surprised him by showing up for Sunday service.
My mom and aunts had worked pretty tirelessly for weeks to arrange a gathering at church with a huge potluck lunch after. I know the rest of the church family was overwhelmed with the circus that took over yesterday! My grandpa is one of 14 children, and he and my grandma had 5. There’s a lot of us! It was a great afternoon, and my grandpa was completely surprised and thrilled by all the attention and family surrounding him.
I couldn’t help but think what a testament it was to the kind of man my grandpa is that, after 80 years on earth, so many people where ready and willing to show such outpouring of love. I can only hope I inspire that in people when I’ve been around that long! Of course, I’ll probably be like my grandma who has already said that we better not think of throwing a party in two years when she turns 80!
In other news, it’s Monday again! Kenlee kept it pretty simple this week, and only had one question for Friend Makin’ Monday. I think it’s a great one!
“What is the first thing you would do for YOURSELF if you won $100 million dollars?”
I think the answer to this question is such a great insight into what’s really important to you. So many people give the standard answer of pay off bills, give to charity, help family etc.. but this question wants to know what you would do AFTER all that stuff. What would you do just simply because it would make you happy? Well here’s the answer.
I would use the money to make it possible for John and I to quit our jobs, and go hike the Continental Divide Trail. I’ve talked about the trail before, but I don’t know that I have adequately expressed to you how much I want to make this dream a reality. The CDT would take us about 6 months to complete, and there’s only one little problem. At least for the foreseeable future, we can’t just quit our jobs to hike for 6 months! We frequently dream up ways to make it possible, but the reality of the situation is it will probably be retirement before it happens. I’m keeping a positive attitude and repeating “Someday” with a smile every time I think of it
Your turn! What would you do for YOU if you won the lottery?