Tuesday, March 8, 2011

My Lucky Day -- Entry for Earthies Giveaway

When I had my oldest daughter, 8 years ago, I was struggling to pay bills among my baby needs.  One hectic day I sat down to take a look at my budget, to see what other payments I had to make.  I noticed I had to give one the very next day for $200, the exact money that was in my pocket.  While I was trying to figure out how I would give the payment and still have money left over for gas and diapers I got a call from my best friend. She needed $180 for rent, although I knew I only had $200 with me,  I lent her the money because she had always helped me out when I needed something for my daughter.  On my way to give her the money I called the company and told them I would be giving the payment late.  In my opinion family is more important, the payment would always be there, but if my friend didn't pay for rent she would have not had a place to live. On my way back to the house, I stopped to get gas with my last $20 for the week.  While I was there the cashier asked if I wanted a lottery ticket and I quickly answered that I only had the $20 for gas.  She told me she would put $19 for gas and get the lottery ticket with the other dollar.  I agreed and went over to get the gas, while my tank was filling up I scratched my ticket and to my surprise I won $300.  I couldn't believe it, I had no idea how I was able to manage finishing pumping the gas.  I ran inside the store and thanked the cashier, she then told me I could cash the ticket there.  In the end, I was able to give the payment and had $100 left over for diapers, baby food, and clothes for my daughter. 

I wrote this blog post while participating in the Bookieboo and "Earthies Wants You to Feel Lucky" blogging program, making me eligible to win a pair of Earthies shoes and American Express Gift Cards. For more information on how you can participate, click here."

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