What is the best thing that happened to you this week?

Australia
January 24, 2007 4:28am CST
We had our son, his wife and daughter stay with us recently. Ever since the daughter was a toddler, they have made it a practice, at the end of the evening meal, that the daughter asks everyone the question "What is the best thing that happened to you today?" They have now been doing it for almost ten years. With so much bad news in the world, and so many complaints, I think it is a good idea and sets the stage for a happy evening. So, let's extend it slightly, and share some happiness and good news by asking "What is the best thing that has happened to you this week?"
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@gabs8513 (48712)
• United Kingdom
24 Jan 07
Well Cloud the good thing that happens to me every day of the week is whne my Loved one calls me and when I see my Kids every Day and I am so grateful for them yes they have their faults but they are good Kids and I am so grateful for these Kids everyone has their faults
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• Australia
24 Jan 07
Family is so precious. I wish my family was a lot closer. I have two who are a four hour drive away, one a 12 hour drive, one across the other side of the country, about a 20 hour flight, and the youngest in England. Of course we talk on the phone a lot, but I wish they were closer. You are really blessed to have family close. Thanks for sharing again Gabs.
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@gabs8513 (48712)
• United Kingdom
24 Jan 07
Well when I move I will be 3 hours away from my Children as I am moving to the South for my Health and other reasons to But I will always be here for my Kids and they know that I drive and they drive so it is no Problem I have to admit it will be hard at first but I have to do it
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@Evacuee (1148)
24 Jan 07
Well friend theres not been a lot happening in this neck of the woods this week as I have not had much inclination to go out (angina) but I'm off tonight with my son and the kids for a restaurant dinner as its my daughter-in-laws birthday. So you might say that this is going to be the best thing that has happened this week for me. But hey, we still have another 3 days to go so ask me again on Sunday!
• Australia
25 Jan 07
Thanks Evacuee. Have a happy time at the restaurant and don't eat anything that will upset your angina. If anything surpasses that, come back and share it with us.
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• United States
24 Jan 07
wow. You should be extreme happy to see that your son is instilling a good trait in your granddaughter. Because in a world full of bad, it is always best to look for the good. . The best thing that happened to me this week...My best freinds mother and sister found Jesus. My friend and I had both been praying for them for a while now. They live in Mexico and the area where they live there are no Christian churches....So we are still praying! God Answers Prayer!!!
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• Australia
25 Jan 07
That really IS good news and a time for rejoicing. Thanks for sharing.
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@7nicole1 (1634)
• Canada
24 Jan 07
Im so happy for you's but nothing really good like that happened to me this week!lol Good luck.
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• Australia
25 Jan 07
Well, keep looking up. The week isn't over yet.
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• United States
25 Jan 07
Week is great oppotunity for me to live and think beyond bias.Thank god for such serious offers in my life.I think each day of week is great.
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@Grandmaof2 (7603)
• Canada
12 Mar 07
My son-in-law had a curling bonspeil in our town and he and my daughter and my two grandchildren stayed here overnight. They went back home yesterday, and the only one that was glad to see them go was our puppy. The kids love our dog and they love to chase puppy and puppy has other ideas for fun. They got along very well for the most part but we had to laugh because before they left we couldn't find puppys favorite toy, which is a yellow football that has a squeeker in it. No time after the kids left out comes the ball. My guess is puppy was afraid the kids would take the ball so it was hidden. Pretty clever dog mind you maybe time we teach puppy to share. LOL Sure felt GREAT to have my kids home even if it was for a short time !!!
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• Australia
14 Mar 07
I agree it is ALWAYS great to have family home. I think dogs often have more intelligence than we give them credit for. Thanks for sharing.
@mel_87 (856)
12 Feb 07
the best thing for me this week was to get the internet working for me and mum so i can talk to her on the phone and on the internet.
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• Australia
20 Feb 07
Well, that must be the best thing for you and Gabs. Don't burn up the line too much. Your mum is so precious to so many people, that you have to share. I'm sure you don't mind.
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@hellboi (663)
• Philippines
25 Jan 07
Wow, this is a nice practice of optimism and this would really help you out to see the world around you in a better, happier and bright perspective. The good thing that happened to me this week is that my father came to visit and would probably stay around for a week or two. It's always pleasing to have your family around whom you could talk to about everyday stuffs at work or at home. So share your stories and hope we stay positive!
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• Australia
25 Jan 07
Family certainly is important. Thanks
@howiedy (236)
• Philippines
25 Jan 07
The best thing that happened to me this week was finding out mylot.com. At first I used to ignore my friend's reminder to check out the website and see the benefits it has to offer. Not only am I earning money, I earn knowledge. I earn wisdom. I ear friends. I earn respect. What a great week for more possibilities and opportunities for growth and development.
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• Australia
25 Jan 07
Welcome. Many happy days here on myLot!
@lpetges (3036)
• United States
25 Jan 07
i used to do that question to my children before i tucked them in at night. it gave them happy thoughts for the end of the day. it was a family ritual, and i really miss those days. they are all grown up, and they still talk about that question we shared when they were young. hopefully they will do that when they have children! The best thing that happened to me this week is reading your question! it has brought back those great memories, thank you.
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• Australia
25 Jan 07
You're welcome!
• United States
25 Jan 07
Best thing this week. EASY! My 5yr old is reading WAY above the curve for his age! He read me a story! Topping that is going to be difficult this week. Ed
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• Australia
25 Jan 07
The achievements of our children always give us joy. I see you are new to myLot. Welcome. Many happy hours.
@Kdking (171)
• Jamaica
24 Jan 07
The best think that happened to me was getting a new case and mother board for my computer i bought a black Demon 11 its awesome with an athlon mother board that to me was the best thing other than having being spared another day.
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• Australia
25 Jan 07
Well, we can't do without our computers, so we rejoice with you!
@ArsonCuff (3121)
• United States
24 Jan 07
I moved from the state of Misery (MISSOURI) to the state of CALIFORNIA. :)
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• Australia
25 Jan 07
Well, I'm not American, but I've never heard Missouri called misery before. Hope you'll be happy in sunny California.
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@Stephanie5 (2947)
• United States
24 Jan 07
The best thing that has happened to me this week is being able to talk to my sister who had been missing for over 2 months. She was "found" (actually finally just showed up at my mom's) and I finally got to talk to her. Not that it did any good. But it was nice to hear her voice.
• Australia
25 Jan 07
That must have been a hard time for you and your mum. It would have been good to hear her voice and at least know she is safe. I am sure you will be able to help her. Thanks for sharing.
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• India
24 Jan 07
hey, that's avery thoughtful son there. i should probably take a few tops from him. to be a good son.^^ well, best thing that happened this week was well.... me getting lots of cool new music. hey im not the 'old guy' to have serious GOOD things happening to me. well, getting lots of music that you want is a GOOD thing.....
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• Australia
25 Jan 07
Music is a good thing (providing it isn't a neighbour's so-called music blasting out my nice relaxing music, that is. I know you wouldn't be an inconsiderate person, though. You would respect other people's rights. Enjoy your music! Maybe something even better will happen before the week is out.
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• United States
24 Jan 07
Good question. This actually hasn't been a fantastic week. Hopefully next week will be better.
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• Australia
25 Jan 07
I am sure if you look hard enough you can find something for which to be thankful. The week isn't over yet and maybe something great is just around the corner. Be optimistic and go out there and MAKE things happen!
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• United States
24 Jan 07
around monday, my boyfriend said some mean things to me and we were about to break up..we didn't speak all day yesterday...but today, we finally talked it out and I feel so much better
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• Australia
25 Jan 07
I'm pleased you have things straightened out, whether or not this becomes a permanent relationship.
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@mordeeau (14)
• Australia
25 Jan 07
My 6th grandchild, and second grandson, was born. New baby, new joy!
• Philippines
25 Jan 07
I spent my weekend with my bf and celebrate with all the Cebuanos the Sinulog which is annually celebrated here in Cebu (Philippines). As the usual, a lot of foreigners visited our place just to witness the street dancing participated by contingents from other provinces. All of us had a great fun especially in the evening because there were a lot of live bands in every corner in the city.
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@lonewolfnan (4367)
• Canada
25 Jan 07
This week,I have been fortunate enough to have seen/talked to almost every one of my siblings and my father.I also got to talk to my niece and 2 of my nephews.It was a great week!
@linda345 (2661)
• Canada
25 Jan 07
The best thing that has happened to me this week is when my 1 year old granddaughter puts her little arms out to me and goes up. Then she cuddles into me and gives me loves.
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