I heard a news clip on the radio this morning. The journalist was asking people what they would do if they won a mega-millions lottery. There were answers like world travel and beautiful homes.
It started me thinking. There are places I’d love to visit. South Africa. Alaska. Israel. (The reasons are as varied as the locations.) And there are things I’d like to buy. New furniture. Flooring for at least one bathroom.
But then I thought about my ankles. They’ve given me headaches (or is it footaches?) in the past. But this winter, both of them decided to wreak havoc in quick succession. My left one seems to have developed a torn ligament or two. Because I found life too interesting, or too busy, to take a step back until notable damage was done, ankle #2 staged a protest. It simply did not like having to carry all that excess weight and developed intense swelling and pain. The result? I am unable to walk unassisted, and must undergo physical therapy. (The initials of this treatment, according to a practitioner, stands for Pain and Torture.)
So what would winning mega bucks really do?
But that doesn’t mean I wouldn’t like the money. I’d love to share it with the kids and grandkids. And, when I’m back on my feet, there’s always South Africa…