Who wasn’t dreaming about winning the Powerball lottery of $1.5 billion, the largest jackpot in world history? But can you imagine how stressful that would be? Hiring lawyers, financial advisors, and bodyguards! I read that someone matched 5 of the 6 numbers, and was awarded somewhere around $600,000. I thought that was perfect. Not a crazy amount of money, but a welcome chunk of change.
You know what’s better than winning the lottery? Supporting a good cause!
Here’s an update on fundraising for the International Rescue Committee on behalf of Syrian refugees. We raised over $700! Thank you to the following for the support:
Darrell Wright: Hi Darrell, email me if you want me to add a link to your blog or site.
Local Adventurer: This blog is focused on finding adventures both near and far. There are a lot of travel blogs out there that I can’t stand because they generically regurgitate the same information you’d find in Lonely Planet. Local Adventurer is the only travel blog I follow. The writing and the photos are top-notch. And in addition to the adventure posts, there are also posts on blogging, gratitude, and meeting your goals.
Kiss My List: I have been following Dana’s personal blog for what seems like years. She cracks me up, but not in a slapstick kind of way. It’s more sly, so when I read something, I’ll giggle, “she’s so funny.” I wish I had that talent. She muses about daily life and reads books as if it were a profession. She read 50 books in 2015. How is that possible? Book reviews are on her site as well.
Dr. Jennifer: Jen was my bad ass college roommate who watched TV during her spare time and was Phi Beta Kappa, whereas I was in the library 24/7 and barely managed to pass my science classes. Jen saves lives and brings babies into the world. If you are looking for an obgyn phenom in the Bay Area, she’s the doctor for you. I couldn’t have survived my pregnancy without all of her support and advice!
Also thank you to Isla Fisher and Sacha Baron Cohen who donated $1 million to aid Syrian children and refugess through the International Rescue Committee and Save the Children. I was so pleased to read that on the news.