November Journaling Challenge: Day 8



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Welcome to the Day 8 of November Journaling Challenge. If you missed out on the earlier post, read the information about this challenge.


DAY 8 PROMPT – A Million Dollars

If you were given a million dollars to give away, how would you distribute it? You can’t keep any money for yourself, nor get someone else to use it for you. However, you can give it to anyone you want, or as many people or charities or businesses or whatever you want. 

No judgement. This million dollars is yours to give away. 

How would you distribute it? Why?


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5 Responses to “November Journaling Challenge: Day 8”

  1. Susan Godwin November 9, 2013 at 16:12 # Reply

    My first thought is animal shelters as I have much love and compassion for abandoned pets. Last night I saw an interview with a lady who started the Coalition for the Homeless and admire her passion and hard work helping homeless folks. If I actually had the million dollars to distribute, I would do a lot of research in where to donate it.

  2. Bakari November 9, 2013 at 20:38 # Reply

    I also wrote about giving the money to a homeless shelter or organization, because it pains me that we live in the richest country in the world and the problem of homelessness has not been solved yet — nor do we seem to care to solve it. A million dollars doesn’t go very far these days, but there are over 400 billion years in this country alone (that’s their personal wealth!) — the capitalist system allows for this kind of wealth accumulation, while at the same time most people scrape by on minimum wage or less than $30,000 a year. With this type of wealth disparity there is bound to be homelessness and poverty. I see it as a failure of our humanity.

  3. Annette Agnello November 10, 2013 at 00:58 # Reply

    I was faced with a similar situation when mother died I tithed to a number of Christian charities. No where near a million, still what was to be tithed from the inheritance was not mine to spend on myself or my husband.
    The only reason this was not submitted yesterday was the computer is still acting up..

  4. Rena Tucker November 10, 2013 at 07:03 # Reply

    For me, this one is easy because I’m really clear about what I would do with the money. I would donate part of it to animal shelters and the other part to the International Temples Project for the benefit of all living beings. :-)

  5. Bakari Chavanu April 12, 2014 at 20:25 # Reply

    There’s probably some organization that researches and recommends how best to donate money, but what comes to mind for me is homeless and poor people. I would want to give the money to an organization that helps homeless people.

    Nothing demonstrates the failure and greed of America than the existence of homeless people. I realize that there are many reasons why people are homeless, but I know that it’s largely because of the type of economic system that runs this country. With the privatization and marketing for profit of the basic necessities of life, and the lack of well paying jobs, millions are going to be homeless or live in very poor conditions.

    It hurts me to see homeless people begging for money outside of malls and downtown plush restaurants. In a country has wealthy as this, homelessness is inexcusable.

    A million dollars is not much these days, and it won’t go that far, but if it can help say 50 families for a couple of years, then to me it’s money well spent.

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