Wednesday, November 20, 2013

One in a million

One of my most favorite things is the speech by Jim Valvano at the Espy's, where he says that every single day we should strive to laugh, think and cry. Sometimes a 9yr old kid can help knock out all three of those in just two minutes.

Luke & I were riding home from my basketball game on Sunday having a nice talk. Out of the blue he says from the back seat, "Dad, sometimes I think it would be fun to have a million dollars but it could also be not fun to have a million dollars."

"Really? Why wouldn't it be fun?"

"Well, I could get whatever I wanted. So I wouldn't be able to wish for anything any more."

This struck me as unbelievably sweet and innocent. I certainly hadn't thought of the downside of having a cool million. I smiled at him in the rearview mirror and said, "Wow, that is a really great way to look at it, kid. It's not always good to just be able to get anything you want. But if you had a million bucks, what would you get?"

"Oh, definitely some more Nerf Zombie Strike darts."

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