Daily Prompt- Gone with the Windfall
You just inherited $1,000,000 from an aunt you didn’t even know existed. What’s the first thing you buy (or otherwise use the money for)?
So much money!
Just multiply it with 59.17to convert it to Indian currency. It’s a huge amount of money.
Just think about how many books I can purchase.
I have small needs. I don’t need much except for medicines and monthly expenditure. So much of it will go to help others for I believe that
Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours.
I will distribute one-quarter of it among my relatives with a clause that each will invest some amount of it in the charity, whatever they believe in. Otherwise, they don’t get it.
Some of it will be distributed among my children and their spouses with the same clause as above.
Actually, this clause is to infuse a good habit of doing something for underprivileged people.
I truly believe that one must enjoy life but never forget deprived one and share one’s wealth with them.
The remaining one-fourth I will keep for me.
The first thing I want to buy is my dream house on the hilltop.
I will settle there with my husband, my lots of pets, and people who will help me live there comfortably as this age one do everything on own.
There will still be a lot of money left for which I will appoint someone to advise me to invest it wisely.
These are my plans in theory but frankly, I don’t know what I’ll do if I will lay my hands on such a huge amount. I hope I will not go mad with the news itself.
I knew all along that life is about, love, compassion, compatibility and friendship, but now I have discovered that life is also about sharing the thoughts, encouraging others and getting encouraged. So here I am with my blogs about life, friendship, love, and whatever life has taught me.
Your plan to give to relatives and your children with a stimulation that part of it should go to charity is highly laudable.Except for building a dream house on hill top with pets and help,there is no mention of charity from your side!!!!You have said you would invest the rest wisely.I expected that you would set the tone for giving to worthycauses.
Yes of course I can’t enjoy anything without sharing. So be assured of that. Thanks for going through it so minutely.
On Sun, Jun 8, 2014 at 5:18 PM, Indira's Blog wrote:
Very well expressed.
Reminds me of a doha
Paani baadhe nau me, ghar me baadhe daam
Dono haath uleechiye, yehi sajjan ke kaam !
Thanks dear. Actually I believe in ‘ Sai itna deejiye, jaame kutumb samaye, Mein bhi bhookha na rahun saadhu na bhookha jaye.’
Your Doha is very meaningful. I’m an ardent fan of Kabir and Rahim.
On Sun, Jun 8, 2014 at 8:22 PM, Indira's Blog wrote:
I might keep the money in the bank and let all my relatives know – then, watch how nice they become towards me – while hoping secretly that I’ll write a will and break my neck!
What they don’t know is, the money is in the bank but in the account of a charity.
Is this a true story – of course not.
But I can produce a Bollywood comedy out of this storyline with real characters as in a reality show 🙂
I am sure you can and I would love to read it. Please do write it. Sadly no aunt is going to leave even 10% of that money to me.
I think you expressed what an honorable person would do should this happen to them, Indira…taking care of family, sharing, investing…but your very last line made me laugh! Have a lovely weekend!
Thanks for the read and comment LS. Have a nice time.
On Sat, Jun 14, 2014 at 3:55 AM, Indira's Blog wrote: