Daily Prompt; Charitable


Actress Tracy Pollan and her husband, actor Mi...

Actress Tracy Pollan and her husband, actor Michael J. Fox, at the 40th Emmy Awards.

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You’ve inherited $5 million, with instructions that you must
give it all away — but you can choose any organizations you like to be
the beneficiaries. Where does the money go?

Well here is a prompt that is going to show my human weakness. I know you all know I make many mistakes. I realize you have and never will see my wings. LOL But when I read this post I automatically thought about my car and Al.

At one point we had a different vehicle. We kept it until I was forced to go into debt with another car loan. The vehicle we had before was a truck. Oh, it was a real nice one and pretty. I will admit it was not as easy to drive but it had a lot of memories that I still treasure.

Well one day Al was getting out of it and he almost fell. Then another time he struggled to get into the truck. I couldn’t figure out what was going on? He acted like he was half-drunk getting in or out of it. Then as time passed he fell to the ground trying to get in. The finale was when he got back out he fell again.

He couldn’t stand well and I took him to our family doctor who in turn sent him to a Specialist. After x-rays were studied we learned Al had torn ligaments in his knees. He had to wear a brace and struggled with walking. It wasn’t long after that he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. Now I  understood why he was falling.

Although it pained me to give up the truck I bought a car that Al could get into. Then you know what happens for months after that,,a car payment. It was a good decision. Al could get in and out of with no problems. It was roomy and closer to the ground.

So if I came into that kind of money I would definitely pay that car off. (I just went back and reread the question again. I am supposed to give all the money a way. I guess that doesn’t include giving money to the loan company does it? Sorry about that one folks).  It would ease my mind while I care for Al here at home since it is my biggest bill. With the other money I would purchase a home for each of my kids.

I would go meet Michael J. Fox and donate a large amount of money after I took him out to dinner.  I would have empty houses turned into homeless shelters. I would take a vacant business building in town and turn it into a diner. All  help would be volunteers and anyone could eat when they were hungry. An account would be opened to make sure the kitchen was stocked and the bills were paid.

This isn’t just something I would love to do, it is my duty as a human being here on earth. I get so sick of hearing so many people start conversations off with the word I.  I want to hear We will do this together. How can we help others? It is not right that there are hungry and homeless in the world.

I realize that not everyone that goes without didn’t do something to help put him/her in the situation. And there are others who prefer to remain simple and hidden. But for the most part people don’t ask to be in the situations they are in. It is not our place to judge what or why they ended up this way. It is our duty to say We are here to help you.