This week there has been a lot of talk about the lottery and how everyone wants to win this huge jackpot.  It seems like a great idea win all this money live your dream life.  Why then do we see reports that 70% of lottery winners end up bankrupt and so many more report general unhappiness?

There are many factors, but a simple reason to me is that they did not earn the money.  They did not have to work a daily job saving up for the big vacation.  They did not miss holidays with family working shifts so that they could purchase their fifth wheel.  In short there was no journey to wealth.  It was instantaneous, and I think the lottery is a perfect example of how reaching the destination is not always what we thought it would be.  The lessons in life are in the journey, the struggle and overcoming the obstacles.   Take a moment and appreciate your journey for that is where our lives are made!