Occasionally I enjoy entering contests. In 1977 I entered a Year of Music Contest from a local radio station, Y94 FM out of Fresno CA and I was the grand prize winner. I won every album to reach Billboards top 10 for that year. I ended up with over 100 albums. For those who remember, the music was great back then; Fleetwood Mac, Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band, Queen, ELO, Steve Miller Band, ZZZ Top, Abba, Eagles and so many others.
I was very excited because my intuition was extremely strong that I would be the winner. I was recorded on the radio as they called me to tell me I had won. A week later I met with the DJ’s, toured the radio station and then they took photos of me and the DJ’s and took me to lunch. I felt like a celebrity. I had so much fun!!
I have won quite a few things over the years, door prizes, prizes from baby showers and one year at a Halloween Party there was a big jar of Jelly-Bellies and the person to guess the amount closest to how many were in the jar would be the winner-yep, I was the winner.
A couple of years ago I won $250.00 for referring someone to a new housing development. If they purchased a house in the development I would get the money. They did and I did!
A few weeks ago one of my blogger friends and author Janice Hanna Thompson held a 50’s Be-Bopping Contest and she notified me Monday that I am the winner and she emailed me yesterday that my package is on the way. I wrote back and told her I was as excited as a kid waiting for Christmas.
Life is full of little surprises, the expected and the unexpected. Sometimes they are good and other times they aren’t.
How about you, have you been a winner of any contests or drawings?