I Won the Lottery

Yes, it’s me. You may not have heard about it but I’ve won millions of dollars. I’m so excited! I wouldn’t trade the experience for anything in the world.

I prefer to take my prizes in small doses so that I can enjoy each one. I can’t wait until tomorrow morning to claim them.

Bright and early at 7AM, the sound waves of my radio will strike my ears as I wake to the sound of the weatherman telling me that there’s a 50% chance of partly cloudy or sunny or rainy weather.

Then I’ll open my eyes, those two perfectly synchronized, coordinated, full color cameras that process a billion-million images per second.

Then I’ll sit up and wait those 12 seconds it takes for the blood of my system to fully return to my head. While I drink in the thoughts of a new day, I recite the 12 words of the Hebrew morning prayer that begins with - Modeh Ani Lefanechah - I give thanks before You.

I stretch my legs and put them on the floor. Muscles are fully functional. Nervous system is operating well. Heart is pumping. Lungs are breathing.

Priceless prizes each one!

But that’s just the beginning.

I stand up and head for the bathroom. The all-important digestive system is working as planned - especially that urinary tract (at my age, that’s very important).

Then I get to treasure the simple prizes of life - hot running water, clothing, shoes, belt (with multiple holes for before and after lunch), taste buds that pick up the smallest nuances of flavor from everything I eat. Food! Coffee! Water!

It’s almost too good to believe!

And the best part is I win this lottery everyday. And you know what, it doesn’t even cost a dollar.

No. I wouldn’t trade my prizes for all the money in the world.

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Comments icon April 28, 2010


By Moses Lestz on May 2, 2010 -- 12:39pm

So glad I stumbled into your blog. Spent some time here and really enjoyed myself. Yes-I am now following you on Twitter. Your articles are such a refreshment! Thank you for sharing.

By Marsha on May 5, 2010 -- 5:18am

Yes! Wonderful!!  I love saying this morning blessing! Sometimes I wake at 4:00 a.m. and I say the morning blessing. If I’m lucky, I may fall back into a “semi-sleep” stage until 5:00 a.m. I say the morning blessing again because I’m so grateful that all I have to do is put on my glasses and I can SEE! Then I put my slippers on and I can WALK to the bathroom! I can walk DOWN the stairs to make tea!! I can begin my day! I’m truly grateful and I love that there is a blessing that I can say to express my gratefulness! Yes, I also am a lottery winner every single day!

By Dimitar on May 7, 2010 -- 6:23pm

Absolutely wonderful and enlightening!
Thank you!

By sam green on November 20, 2014 -- 1:02pm

thats a very good strategy mate. very nice way of thinking about the lottery. see also:

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