Thursday, December 10, 2009
This week's Spin Cycle assignment is about our Christmas wish list. Go to Sprite's Keeper to read more spins about All I Want for Christmas...
I could pretend I was a finalist in a beauty contest and say all the right platitudes and cliches that inspires others to nod their heads in agreement and condone my "goodness." Because I do, like so many others, wish for world peace, end world hunger, and so many other worthy causes and endeavors.
But what I want and what I need is moolah, wampum. greenbacks, dough, bread, legal tender baby!
I'm going to admit that my wish is for M.O.N.E.Y.
Maybe it's because I grew up in a household where the lottery was played everyday. My dad always wanted to hit it big. He plays every single day of his life and starts to get jittery if he can't get to the store to play his numbers. He just turned eighty. I figured that if he put away that five bucks everyday, he'd have over a hundred thousand in the bank right now. Yeah Dad, that's right, put away the fiver.
Maybe it's because I watched my mom stretch a dollar better than anyone I have ever met, her sole purpose to keep a roof over our seven heads.
Maybe it's because I thought as the next generation that we had moved up the poverty ladder a couple of rungs. Our kids are going to college for goodness sake! But the last few years has brought everyone in my family back down the ladder and we are no better off than my mom and dad were forty years ago.
I might sound a little whiny, but only because I'm tired. I feel like a toddler that hasn't taken her nap. Don't get me wrong, I do believe that I have a little piece of heaven on earth and I am very grateful for all I do have. When it comes to relationships, family, friends, love and support, its a virtual cornucopia.
I'm not asking to be a billionaire or even a millionaire, yes I am just enough for some real breathing room. That's another thing, I haven't taken a full breath in a long time. Can I say that money will help me in my quest for peace, sleep, and expanded lung capacity? Yes, yes I think I can.
So Santa Baby...