Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Lottery Winners

A  L  O  H  A !
" I'm happy to be reminded
 that an ordinary day 
full of nothing but
can make you feel like
you've won the lottery. "
                      Susan Orlean

" Forget the lottery.
 Bet on yourself instead. "
                              Brian Koslow

" Before you make any purchase,
 ask yourself if you really need it.
 In most cases your life won’t be 
any less full or rich without it, 
and every dollar you save 
will reduce your 
ecological footprint. "
Kim McKay & Jenny Bonin

Heron Blue
" In every landscape 
should reside jewels
 of abstract art waiting 
to be discovered. "
            Melissa Brown

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What would
do if you 
won the lottery?

Would you stop
and think,
or would you 
call everyone?

Would you move?
Pursue a long
abandoned dream?

Would you blow it?
And if so:
intentionally or not?

Would you keep
all the same,
or change it
all up?

What would YOU
do if you won
the gazillion dollars?

Or have you never
imagined it

I'm looking forward
to hearing!
                     Fondly, cloudia


EG CameraGirl said...

I agree with the Melissa Brown quote! If I won the lottery I would love to travel. :)

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Today's pictures and quotes were sublime!

Let's see, if I won the lottery I would give a large portion to charity, and help my family. And something for New Orleans. I would visit Alaska and Hawaii, And continue to work.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Cloudia, I love the images and the quotes. Lets see if I won the lottery: I would travel all around the world, give some to my son & family and some to my favorite charities. It is nice to dream, I should go buy a ticket. It could be me, lol!

DeniseinVA said...

Always enjoy seeing Hawaii through your camera lens Cloudia. If I won the lottery I would see that my family are taken care of, and several friends whose lives would be made a little easier. There are some worthy causes I would donate to. It would be lovely to travel more. And I would buy a nice camera with a huge zoom, lol!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I would buy a camera with great zoom and take lots of birdie pics!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh believe me I have dreamt of all the people I could help if I won lotto, but tonight I'm dreaming of the day all to myself I'm having tomorrow.. Because it's such a rare occurrence it's almost better than winning the lotto :)

TexWisGirl said...

if i won a ton of money, i'd fund forensic labs all over the country to test all the back-logged rape kits that sit for years in this country because of limited resources, manpower, etc. get that dna into a database and help put a stop to these crimes!

Teresa said...

I would donate to feed children in poverty in the US and around the world, depending on how much I won.

Lynn said...

I would quit my job and travel - probably keep my same wee condo, but rent condos or houses in beautiful places for long stays. And I'd give a lot of it away.

William Kendall said...

I probably would not let people know if I did!

21 Wits said...

I'd like to think I'd be the same person that I am today, and like my mama always told me, keep your business to yourself, and your nose out of others business! So know only those closest to me would know!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous skies! I don't think I would tell anyone if I won. I think I would buy a house with a big yard maybe.

Cloudia said...

I LOVE YOUr answers!!!!!!!

Charles Gramlich said...

I'd buy Lana a car, then buy books and a place to keep them

Bob Bushell said...

Brilliant skies, and the quotes, brilliant.

Halcyon said...

I don't know that I'd change a lot. Maybe buy a bigger flat? And definitely do some more traveling. :D

Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

I do not gamble so will not have this problem!

Elephant's Child said...

Not going to be a happening thing. No lottery tickets here - and there is more than enough that is magical in my world. Money? Useful perhaps but not the stuff of dreams.

A Cuban In London said...

Excellent thoughts here . Thanks.

Greetings from London.

RedPat said...

Love the pics today, Cloudia! If I won the lottery all of my friends would win too because I would spread it around! And I would take some nice trips.

Tom said...

Guys dressing guys? Aloha Tom The Backroads Traveller

A Casa Madeira said...

Belas as suas imagens e textos.
Prazer em conhecer.

Small Kucing said...

Thanks Cloudia

Inspiring words. LOL...I seldom buy lottery. Hmm....maybe will be one of the lucky ones if I buy

A Colorful World said...

Gorgeous photos! Loved them all. If I won the lottery I would buy a piece of property, build my dream house, give a big chunk to charity and to my kids and pay off my debts!

foongpc said...

If I win the lottery, I will firstly donate part of it to charity as a gesture of thanks. Will go travel worldwide and invest the rest of it :)

Nancy Chan said...

Beautiful pics. I am now practicing Kim & Jenny's advice! Many a times, I stopped myself from buying something which I do not really need at all!

orvokki said...

Wonderful thoughts, the first is lovely.
If I win the lottery, I will travel a lot, and keep money to my children. But it is only a dream... heh.
Have a happy times.

Kay said...

We used to buy a $1 lottery ticket in Chicago whenever the pot went up really high. We would think about what we'd get, what would happen, how we'd feel and then be glad we didn't win.