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Reflecting on the past and the power of purpose

Today is Martin Luther King day.  A day of remembrance and thankfulness.  A time to reflect on all that has been done by people in the past to get us to where we are today.  Particularly those people who suffered and were persecuted to correct wrongs and injustices in our society.

These people had a purpose beyond their own lives.  A purpose that motivated them to go out into hostile situations and face the possibility of harm and even death.  This inner drive was one that allowed them to see beyond their lives as individuals and see how they needed to change society.  It was a purpose larger than themselves.   It was a purpose outlined in Martin Luther King’s dream – one in which all people of the world would be judged by the character and not by the color of their skin.

I am very grateful to be able to remember and reflect on this.

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Play “The Lotto Game” – what would you do with your life if you won?

I am too much of an analytic to play the Lotto much.  The odds are just not there for me to spend my money on.  I might as well take my dollar and throw it out the car window – at least that way, somebody might find it and get some use out of it.

However, while I don’t play much – on occasion I do.

It is on these occasions that I make it a rule to play a game that I call “The Lotto Game.”  It involves spending time dreaming about what I would do with the money if I won.  Would I go out and buy a bunch of things?  Would I take a trip around the world?  Give it away to charity?

I can spend hours visualizing what I would do with my millions.  This way I feel that I am getting something for my money – the entertainment value of the dreaming.

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