Sam waited in the car with Hadley while I went in to the 7-11 to buy some lottery tickets. Playing the lottery wasn’t something we normally did but a couple years ago we decided to play because the amount was up to $300-somthing million. I walked up to the cashier & said, “I’d like to buy a lottery ticket.” He looked at me as if I had just told him I was the Queen of England. He blinked a few times, looked me straight in the eye & said,
“You have to be 18 years old to buy a lottery ticket.”
“Uhhhhhh….I know that. I am WELL over 18.”
“No you aren’t.”
“Um. Yes. Yes I am. I’m WELL into my 20′s. I have a husband and a child forcryingoutloud.”
“I’m pretty sure you are NOT over 18.”
So I pulled my drivers license out, proudly displaying to the cashier that indeed, I was well into my 20′s (actually more like almost in my 30′s!) and that indeed, I could purchase a lottery ticket. Ahhhhh, the blessings of looking like I’m STILL a teenager! We didn’t win the lottery that day but the whole idea of winning the lottery is something that certainly has been crossing everyone’s minds this week. What would you do if you won the lottery? Would it make you a happier person?
Yesterday I spent the day with my sweet four year old daughter. We went to the library, window shopped for fancy dresses, galloped like ponies through the city streets, shared a gelato & threw pennies into a fountain as we made wishes. She kept on saying proudly, “Today is MY day.” I loved every second of it.
I have yet to purchase a lottery ticket this time around…but when I look at my life…my wonderful husband…my sweetheart daughter…I KNOW that I’ve most certainly lucked out & won the lottery.