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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Accepting things as they come.....

The following story is a perfect example of two things.  The first, that if we accept things that happen with grace and acceptance, good things will happen.  Second, if we put others first, good things will happen.

This women didn't get upset with the store clerk when she gave her the wrong ticket, she just purchased a second ticket in the category she originally requested.  Then when she WON with the mistaken purchase, her first order of business is to take care of her mother and grandmother!  

What a self-less, kind and caring person!  We don't always see stories about these types of people; however they are out there with these awesome events happening more than we realize.  It sure is uplifting to see people like this WIN such prizes.    

Wrong Lottery Ticket Wins Georgia Woman $25 Million
Wed, 05 Oct 2011 10:24:46 

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(SAVANNAH, Ga.) -- A woman in Savannah, Georgia has an inattentive clerk to thank for a $25 million lottery windfall she won on Sept. 14.

Kathy Scruggs, 44, tells the Savannah Morning News, "I asked for a Mega Millions ticket, and the lady gave me a Powerball ticket."  I just took it anyway.  So I bought Powerball and Mega Millions."

That twist of fate paid off -- big time.  Scruggs matched all of the winning numbers in the Powerball drawing, netting a $25 million jackpot.

Scruggs, who is unemployed and has been "looking and looking" for work, now plans to travel, and launch some charitable efforts with her winnings.  But, as the saying goes, charity begins at home.

"I’m going to build my mom and grandmother a home.  That's my first focus," Scruggs says.
Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio
"Accept things with grace, believing some events are meant to be a blessing, see them as a sign and good things will happen." ~Me


  1. Sometimes it is hard to do, but you are absolutely right.

    Peace, Love and Chocolate,

  2. Proves that God is good all the time! What a great story. Good for her!

  3. GOD is faithful.

  4. I saw this on the news this mornin'...isn't it just awesome!!!

    God is good!!!

    God bless ya sweetie and have an amazin' day!!! :o)

  5. I agree with Tiffany's comment.

  6. That's so exciting! What a sweet heart attitude. Rather than make the clerk feel bad and make a scene, she humbles herself and just buys another ticket that she wanted. What a blessing! So glad for her mom and grandma!

  7. I saw this and the charitable efforts are for the homeless. So we have to stay positive don't we!!

    Still alive my friend and just stopping by to pass a smile your way. :)
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow


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