Daily Prompt: Seven Days

You wake up tomorrow morning to find all your plans have been cancelled for the next seven days and $10,000 on your dresser. Tell us about your week.

I book a return flight to [insert any third world country here] for myself and my daughter, there I hire a guide who will keep us safe while my daughter and I experience how the other half lives.

For the entire week we visit locals who consider themselves fortunate if they have four walls and a roof, blessed if they still have family members and rich if they all have a meal that day.  We will immerse ourselves in the poverty that is reality for millions, pitching in, helping out and donating time and money until both run out.

We will return to our working poor, middle class lives with our house and cars, toys and televisions, beds and full pantry, where we will give daily thanks for our abundance of riches, and strive to share our wealth in some small way every day for the rest of our lives.

Now that I’ve written this, I realize I could instead just take my daughter to the North End of our city to show her poverty and homelessness, and donate the full ten thousand dollars to places like Siloam Mission and Osborne House.

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About Reviewer Rose

Hi, my name is Rose, I'm no longer in the flush of youth, I have a common-law husband and two teenaged daughters, multiple pets, and more debt than I'm comfortable with! Anything sounding familiar? Well, its all too familiar to me and I plan on changing a few things around here. I'll keep the husband, kids and pets, but some things just need to change! I am embarking on a journey of discovery. Warning, this blog includes discovery of self, writing, learning and growing. There may be posts that you won't be comfortable reading, but I have supressed some things for so long, things I don't want to keep anymore, so will leave them here on these pages. I hope you will follow while I live, learn, heal, try, review and share, and I hope you can grow along with me in my pursuit of betterment!
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6 Responses to Daily Prompt: Seven Days

  1. I could not resist commenting. Exceptionally well written!

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  4. I love both of your options for the money for different reasons. 🙂

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