Looking Forward to a Better Year, Next Year

Happy New Year, 2017 is on its way, Good year or bad year
Toronto, Ontario
December 27, 2016 9:28pm CST
Hi everyone and hope you all enjoyed your Christmas or weekend, anyway, if you don't observe Christmas. Now we're facing a brand New Year next year and I do hope it is better than this last one. Good things: A successful hip operation Healthy family members Got lots of writing done Met new myLotters Bad things: An Uncle, and two sister-in-laws passed away. So not a great year all-in-all. This year- I want everyone to remain happy and healthy. Was 2016 a good year for you? Pixabay free image
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• Jacksonville, Florida
28 Dec 16
It wasn't a great year but it wasn't our worst either. Plenty of things to be grateful for. =)
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• Toronto, Ontario
29 Dec 16
Great for you and I think there's always room for gratitude as there are always good things too!
@carexing25 (1830)
• Philippines
28 Dec 16
we're all hoping for the best in 2017.. Good luck and Happy New year to all of us!
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• Toronto, Ontario
29 Dec 16
Yes, for me I hope everyone stays healthy and wishing you a wonderful year!
@Morleyhunt (19750)
• Canada
28 Dec 16
2016 was a good year....I'm still here, aren't I?......2017 promises to be another busy year. One of my grandsons starts university in September another will be travelling to Pasadena,California at the end of 2017 to ring in the new year (2018) by marching in the Tournament of Roses parade.
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• Toronto, Ontario
29 Dec 16
Well that sounds wonderful and something to look forward to- Do you have any different plans for next year?
@Morleyhunt (19750)
• Canada
29 Dec 16
@MarymargII my big plan? This coming year I hope to be able to enjoy my 'retirement ' a little more. This week I don't feel quite so retired. The four year old was supposed to come two days while her day care is closed. Instead she has a rash (chicken pox?) so no day care.....grandma gets her every day , and we can't go anywhere.
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• Toronto, Ontario
29 Dec 16
@Morleyhunt I have my granddaughter once to twice per week, to cut down on my daughter's expenses at daycare and we love to have her but oh, yes, it's a day devoted to her and not much else---ha!
@averygirl72 (16656)
• Philippines
29 Dec 16
2016 is quite a good year. Nothing so bad happens. It's the fastest year for me. Days come so fast. I'm excited for the New Year hoping for exciting things to happen this year
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• Toronto, Ontario
29 Dec 16
I'm very happy it was a great year for you- hope next year stays good-- do you have plans for next year?
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@averygirl72 (16656)
• Philippines
29 Dec 16
@MarymargII My brother and sister are planning for a family trip somewhere far this year. I'm excited for that travel.
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• Toronto, Ontario
29 Dec 16
@averygirl72 oh yes- travel is always exciting!
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@TRBRocks420 (77572)
• Banks, Oregon
28 Dec 16
I hope 2017 will be a great year 2016 was good and, bad.
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• Toronto, Ontario
29 Dec 16
A lot of people seem to have had a mixed year- let's hope you have an even better next year- and you stay healthy as well as your dog whom I know you care a lot about!
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@moffittjc (42999)
• Gainesville, Florida
28 Dec 16
I am looking forward to a much better year next year. I lost three uncles and my father in 2016, all within a span of five days.
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• Toronto, Ontario
29 Dec 16
Well that was not a good year at all- then- wow! That must have been hard. I'm hoping for a great year for you and yours in 2017!
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@moffittjc (42999)
• Gainesville, Florida
30 Dec 16
@MarymargII Thank you. It was tough. I was also suffering from a bad outbreak of Shingles at the time it happened. It really was a bad year for me! Let's hope we all have an amazing 2017!
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• Toronto, Ontario
31 Dec 16
@moffittjc And you're not the only one experiencing a bad year last year- sorry about the shingles- that is a painful condition for sure. Take L'Lysine daily and it can help prevent it and cold sores,etc. Hope next year is the very best for you!
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@just4him (117004)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
28 Dec 16
Looks to me like the good outweighs the bad. My year started out bad but ended good.
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• Toronto, Ontario
29 Dec 16
Let's hope it stays great for you- and hope you get another fun vacation too!
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@just4him (117004)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
30 Dec 16
@MarymargII I would love another fun vacation and yes, I hope it stays great for me too.
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• Toronto, Ontario
30 Dec 16
@just4him I hope to get away this year too- and hope my husband gets a bit more work to get us there. :)
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@JudyEv (123167)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Dec 16
It was a good year for us with no major dramas. We value a nice quiet life nowadays! :)
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• Toronto, Ontario
29 Dec 16
Yes that's true- you did lots of travelling and saw some interesting things. Thanks to you I know a lot more about Australia then I did and am now an expert on stodge!
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@JudyEv (123167)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Dec 16
@MarymargII Ah yes. Good stodge weather for you at the moment. Even Peter might like some.
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• Toronto, Ontario
2 Jan 17
@JudyEv It will see him through next winter in Australia!
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@DianneN (78212)
• United States
29 Dec 16
We've had a mix of joy and sorrow. Our son became engaged. His fiancée received a dream job. He received a huge raise. My grandkids won all types of awards, even one personally signed by Obama. The sorrowful ones were the passing of my husband's brother and my hubby's surgery. Looking forward to a better year.
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• Toronto, Ontario
30 Dec 16
Yes, that would be better for us all- At least you had a marvellous year otherwise with your family- that's wonderful!
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@DianneN (78212)
• United States
30 Dec 16
@MarymargII Thank you.
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• Toronto, Ontario
31 Dec 16
@DianneN And thank you!
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@magallon (18090)
• Philippines
28 Dec 16
2016 was really a good year for me.. I hope that 2017 will be better than 2016...
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• Toronto, Ontario
29 Dec 16
That is good to hear and I hope we all have a super 2017- it seems to go so fast doesn't it?
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@magallon (18090)
• Philippines
29 Dec 16
@MarymargII yeah, days and months really go fast.. i am looking forward to a more prosperous year...
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• Toronto, Ontario
2 Jan 17
@magallon Yes, hopefully---me too!
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@BelleStarr (38226)
• United States
29 Dec 16
I think it was a pretty good year, we really got into exercise and making ourselves healthier. No big things happened in the immediate family my mom is doing well for 101.
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• Toronto, Ontario
30 Dec 16
What are you serious about your mom? 101! That is something to celebrate for sure-- how is she?
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@BelleStarr (38226)
• United States
30 Dec 16
@MarymargII She is physically very strong even though tiny but her mind is not as it should be, she has dementia and sometimes doesn't know me.
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• Toronto, Ontario
31 Dec 16
@BelleStarr Awww! But at 101, I guess she's entitled-- still heartbreaking though---:)
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@sharon6345 (125806)
• United States
28 Dec 16
I had on heart ache after another t be honest. The worst part of this year is we had to bury my brother the morning after my birthday. he was killed and I will forever hate my birthday month. The worst and I mean worst thing ever is no one came forward when he was shot in broad day light.
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• Toronto, Ontario
29 Dec 16
That's horrible Sharon and I do hope you get some closure with that! I really wish you a better year next year!
@sharon6345 (125806)
• United States
29 Dec 16
@MarymargII NO we sure have not yet. I am doing better each day though.
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• Toronto, Ontario
29 Dec 16
@sharon6345 I am so glad for you- there are good years and bd and it's time for you to have some really great years!
@Juliaacv (30341)
• Canada
28 Dec 16
This year has been a bit of a disappointment. We haven't exactly experienced good health here at our house. We did however experience joy when our son became engaged, that was the highlight of the year.
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• Toronto, Ontario
29 Dec 16
Oh that is a joyful occasion and so I hope the good things continue into next year and beyond for you! I am going to try to live a healthier lifestyle and keep well- hope you do the same!
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• United States
28 Dec 16
2016 had it's ups and downs for me but I'm hoping for a much better 2017. Sorry to hear that you lost an uncle and 2 sisters in law this year. My mom passed too which made this a difficult year for me
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• Toronto, Ontario
29 Dec 16
It does make it hard, doesn't it but I hope you have a much happier next year and a healthy one!
@ms1864 (6986)
• Bangalore, India
28 Dec 16
I had a grandmother pass away earlier this year...but on the whole 2016 was good for me.
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• Toronto, Ontario
3 Jan 17
Good you had a great year- Next year will be even better for you!
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@rina110383 (24134)
28 Dec 16
Good & bad. Good things that happened during the year: Good health of my parents, siblings, nephew and nieces. Improving career Bad thing: My uncle (mom's brother) passed away.
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• Toronto, Ontario
29 Dec 16
Seems so many people are leaving us all of a sudden and it also seems like so many celebrities in a row too!
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@AutumnSnow (4584)
28 Dec 16
2016 had it share of both good and bad. Im hoping 2017 will be more good we will be moving into a new house in Feburary so Im looking forward to that.
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• Toronto, Ontario
29 Dec 16
It seems most people had a mixed year- but it is really exciting moving into a new house- that will be wonderful!
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@marguicha (94669)
• Chile
28 Dec 16
I´d say it was. Only it was a fast one. Onely yesterday I was in February and now we are ending December
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• Toronto, Ontario
29 Dec 16
This is true- Is it getting faster? do you think? It sure feels like it is!
28 Dec 16
Let's hope for a better year.
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• Toronto, Ontario
29 Dec 16
Yes, It seems like most people had a mix- and I am really hoping it will be better and for you too!
@LadyDuck (157411)
• Switzerland
28 Dec 16
Every year has its ups and downs, the 2016 is not closing very well, my sister in law has a final stage cancer.
• United States
28 Dec 16
I"m so sorry to hear about your sister in law Anna
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@LadyDuck (157411)
• Switzerland
28 Dec 16
@Marilynda1225 Thank you, there is nothing we can do or the doctors can do. I am so sorry for my niece.
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@LadyDuck (157411)
• Switzerland
29 Dec 16
@MarymargII My Sister in Law is younger than I am, she is not even 60.
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