Couldn’t Resist this Question!

What would you do if you won the lottery?

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We are of course talking major lottery win here not enough for a cup of coffee and maybe a decent meal out in today’s financial climate.

For me the ultimate in life is to feel good, in fact one of my go-to mentors coined the phrase “Nothing is more important than feeling good!” If you would like to connect with this amazing force of nature you can find him at.

So once I’d stopped screaming, taken some calming breaths, and settled down, I would proceed in exactly the same manner through life. If it would make me happy I would do it, if not I wouldn’t. The money would be great, but feeling good is priceless.

Random Poetic Moment

I bought a lotto ticket
Then lots of time went by
Until I found it in my handbag
Where rubbish goes to die.

I was in time to check my numbers
And imagine my dismay
To find I'd been a millionaire
For 42 impoverished days!

I called the lotto people
Who were very nice and kind
Which was something of a blessing
As I thought I'd lost my mind.

But in truth I'd just been lucky
Beyond my wildest dreams
And my once depleted bank account
Was rich beyond my means.

I started planning spending
And all the things I'd like to do
Including buy a bigger house
To store a frock or two!

The cash would make me happy
It would change my life for me
I'd be able to buy anything
And everything I'd see.

I'd have a brand new motor car
A house with beds to spare
Stunning clothes to make me smile
And gorgeous fancy hair.

Then I heard the sound of crying
My little one was dreaming
And I ran upstairs to wake her
From the dreams that left her screaming

I sat her on my lap
And rocked her to-and-fro
And told of the money
All the places we would go

She didn't seem too happy
As she looked into my eyes
So I asked what upset her
And much to my surprise

She said

Mummy I have everything
A girl could ever need
I have a mum who loves me
And my puppy dog to feed

I have my friends at school
And a brother on the way
A daddy who works hard for me
And I have fun every day

The money sounds quite useful
It may be very nice
But no matter what we have or don't
I just like my life.

Deb Hawken
January 2023

Millions would be amazing and gratefully received
But happiness is something special.


Published by debdancingstarhawken7

I'm a writer, public speaker, medium, and spiritual thinker. I suffered from acute anxiety from the age of 16 until I was well into my 50s, after fearlessly exploring many ideas, philosophies, and tools, I finally found methods that helped me return my mind to a better normal. One of the things I hated about anxiety was the way people treated me like a fool or a problem, I have two degrees and I'm a (much) retired black belt, my IQ is decent, but I constantly felt like a complete idiot, something that was exacerbated by never feeling like the real me. The girl who could laugh endlessly about the smallest things, and had a real excitement about what life had to offer her. I didn't need anyone else to tell me I wasn't 'right', I knew that better than anyone. My mission now is to support people suffering as I did with a message of support with what they're going through, tools and ideas that might help, and a strong message of hope for the future. At 63, which I am at the time of writing, many people I know are in a rut, yet having beaten anxiety I'm now doing more with my life than I ever did when I was struggling just to get up in the morning, let alone face the day. It's a wonderful feeling - so the main message is that it doesn't matter how long you've been struggling or what age you are, when you beat anxiety you will get an entirely new lease of life - and that's fantastic at any age. On a personal note I'm married to my soul mate, we have 5 cats, and I live in the middle of the UK. I follow a number of fantastic thinkers, as it's important to immerse yourself in healthy thinking as often as you can, I'm a Toastmaster and professional public speaker, and I keep life simple and encourage my clients to do the same, and my friends.

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