If you could choose the next good news that you get, what would you

United States
December 16, 2008 7:55pm CST
choose to get. What is the news you long to hear or the best news that you could get?
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13 responses
@GardenGerty (113518)
• United States
17 Dec 08
I would love to hear that Son in law gets a job in Nebraska or Kansas, right after the first of the year. Minnesota is too far away, and there is a second grandbaby coming.
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• United States
17 Dec 08
Prayers for you to have your prayers answered. Congrats on the baby that is coming and best wish's to you all. Merry Christmas too!
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@jillhill (37379)
• United States
17 Dec 08
That my son and his wife have discovered that they can compromise and decided that they really love one another and are going to make their marriage work....I love them both...but they are having really hard times right now.....that's my biggest worry....
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• United States
17 Dec 08
Oh, yes, I have been there before and i do know what you mean . I will say an extra special prayer for you and for them too. Its always on our minds when these things are not settled.....
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• Canada
17 Dec 08
I have so much here.... I would have to say that My Cousin finds a job (She's been laid off) Also, that she gets pregnant again (Lost her twins earlier this year) Then, that my son is picked up so that the government covers his therapy costs! (Just found out he is now number six, likely another five or six months at this rate!) ~Heavens~
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• United States
17 Dec 08
Those are wonderful good things to wish to hear. I am praying for you too ! I think God pays special attention when we are asking for good things from our hearts for others. bLESSINGS TO YOU AND YOURS!
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• Canada
17 Dec 08
Thanks so much! My cousin is definitly on the top of my list as she has had such a terrible year!!! ~Heavens~
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• United States
17 Dec 08
I will say a special prayer for her too. Bless her heart and will ask God to send some angels to help her and give her many blessings.
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• United States
17 Dec 08
A nice big Lottery win and then I could go wild buying lots of extra Christmas gifts.... but as I do not play that is just wishful thinking.
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• United States
18 Dec 08
I just dont play it, because I think the odds are just pitiful and maybe I should look at it differently but I have seen alot of people waste alot of time and energy trying to win....and they havent .
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@mentalward (14695)
• United States
17 Dec 08
Hmmm, I think, right now at this very moment, the best news I could get would be that everyone in my family is up and ready to get our Christmas celebration together; ready to decorate, to cook, to clean and prepare for a houseful of guests. I've cancelled Christmas this year. Well, the celebration of it, anyway. No more decorating, no baking, no tree, nothing. I've bought all the gifts and they are already wrapped, but no one else seems the least bit interested in decorating or anything else. I'm tired of doing it all myself, every year, so I've cancelled Christmas. Of course, this is depressing. I'd love to receive a phone call or see someone in my family standing at my front door, decorations in hand, ready to get this thing together! But, I'm not going to hold my breath. Other than that, I'd love to learn that I've won an all-expense-paid vacation to the Caribbean for a month... just for me... no one else. Selfish? Yeah, and it's about time! I've never been selfish in my life so I think I've earned a little bit of it.
• United States
18 Dec 08
Many times during the craziness of the holidays, I have thought about Jamacia Man lol and how nice it would be to go tropical and chill out but duty calls. I have three children and 5 grandchildren so bailing out , it isnt an option.
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@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
17 Dec 08
That I had been offered a job with accommodation but I would have to relocate, that would be wonderful news for me because I value my independence, I miss it, I know I am grateful to my parents for providing a roof over my head when I had to leave my ex, but now it is getting too much, I need to live alone, I want my own space, privacy, freedom, independence and I need a job too, so to combine the both would truly be wonderful news for me.
• United States
18 Dec 08
Those are wonderful things to want good news on and someone will be very lucky to have you in their employment because you do have good judgement and wisdom. Its very true, that once you have had independence, you always want it and miss it, there is nothing that can replace freedom.I am glad that you are blessed with great parents.
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@ladym33 (10990)
• United States
17 Dec 08
I have two actually one is that my husband's surgery goes well on Thursday and that they get all of kidney stones out and he will be fine. The other is that both of my parents find jobs that they like, so I do not have to worry about the finances, and they both will be happy and not stressing out over money all the time. With jobs in short supply it is very difficult for seniors to get jobs these days.
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• United States
18 Dec 08
Oh, Yes, this economy is really harder on the older people, and I do pray that all your wish's come true because those are very important things to want good news on. Blessings to you!
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
17 Dec 08
That all the fattening foods that I love, had suddenly traded calorie counts with all the "good for you" foods! ................................"scientists have suddenly discovered that ice cream is a slimming food for women over 40!" That would be good news, ya think?
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• United States
18 Dec 08
My dear friend, go veggie all we can, excercise, because the heart attack factors and things are so bad and its not just looking good but its about staying alive...I am going back on an excercise regimine that is strict and tough....I hate to see my body less then what it can be....
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
18 Dec 08
You go, girlfriend!
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• United States
18 Dec 08
you bet, we have to love ourselves and this is an act of love for us,,, because none can do it for us and we just have to say , we are worth it......this is our time...and shake our booties to rocking with the oldies like richard whats his name lol hahahhahahhahhahahhahahhaha
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@someonesmom (5765)
• Canada
17 Dec 08
Hi eaforeman, Some of the news I'd like to get, is that I'll be able to find a way to keep our house next year. There's a chance that my daughter will be going away to university, and then I may have to sell our home, due to financial reasons. I'd also like to hear, that my dil and family have been able to find a suitable apartment to move into. They really need to get out of where they're living now, for many reasons. Take care.
• United States
17 Dec 08
That would be very important good news and I am praying and hoping that you get it. This economy is so crazy for all forus to deal with yikes !
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• Canada
18 Dec 08
Thanks so much.
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@crazynurse (7489)
• United States
23 Dec 08
If I could choose the next good news that I would receive it would be news that my mother's home has sold! This past March, while my hubby and I and my parents were planning on selling our homes and moving to another city, my father passed away suddenly and unexpectedly. I put both our homes on the market and mine and hubby's sold instantly. Mom's still hasn't sold. I need it to sell so that I can use the money to keep her in the very nice assisted living facility that I found for her. I have been using her savings to pay the monthly bill and it is about to dry up!
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• United States
29 Dec 08
Prayers and best wish's that it all works out fast for you all. Wishing you a very Happy New yEARS ALSO.
@wheel416 (1019)
• Canada
19 Dec 08
This may sound like the most selfish answer I could ever give in response to this discussion. I say this because the news that would help me the most indeed is only for me. The best news I could receive at the moment would be that I have been accepted for surgery. As surgery that I have waited over three years for. I have Cerebral Palsy and as such have severe and persistent muscle spasms. I generally do not feel sorry for myself, and choose to have a positive attitude. Even though I have had my share of challenges they have never stopped me in the past. I had previously completed my Developmental Services Worker diploma, and was in the process of completing a degree program in "disability studies" as I am a firm believer that those with disabilities may perhaps be the best to deliver those services to others. That was until life had other plans and threw me down a completely different path. My Cerebral Palsy got much worse (although it is not considered progressive, I am simply a medical mystery), and since then I have been on a waiting list for the pain pump so that it will stop my spasticity and my pain. I want my pain to be gone, not just for me, but so that I can get back out there in the workforce and give back what so many others have already given to me. That was my intention when I started my education and it is still my intention now. However, I'm stuck in a position where I need medical assistance (that is absolutely available) that I can not get due to financial constraints of the hospital. Health Care is supposed to be free in Canada. My point is this, if they gave me my pain pump, I would be able to go back to work and make a greater contribution to my community and society as a whole. Instead, I'm sitting here on government assistance fully when I do not want to be and perhaps would only need partial assistace, and I could be making a difference instead of sitting here at home. So I would like my pain pump, back to your original question, so that I can get on with the plans I made for my life. And start giving back to others the way I've always intended. That is my honest response and I hope that it does not come across as selfish and or superior in the sense that it comes accross as "I can save the world" because that isn't what I mean, I simply want to be able to contribute to my own community in a meaningful way. Have a great holiday and happy Mylotting!
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• United States
20 Dec 08
My prayers that you will be accepted for your surgery. Blessings to you and Merry Christmas!
@AmbiePam (51191)
• United States
19 Dec 08
It would be that the appointment I'm dreading on December 23rd was canceled and that there was no need to reschedule it. I won't go into it, but I really wish that could happen. I'd consider it awesome news.
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• United States
19 Dec 08
I am saying a prayer for you too. Blessings and best wish's to and Merry Christmas.
@jerzgirl (8161)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
19 Dec 08
That my mother's emphysema and congestive heart failure had miraculously disappeared and she was free to leave the hospital and come home. She's so weak and frail right now - it's just not her I'm seeing any more.
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• United States
19 Dec 08
That is a miracle to pray about and I am so sorry that she is so sick. You and your mother will be in my prayers.