Happy New Year! Okay, okay, maybe it’s a little late for that. But it’s a new year, which means we get to look back at the old one fondly.
What were the highlights of your 2017? Maybe it was something major in your life, like a milestone, getting married, graduating, landing your dream job… people have accomplished such amazing things!
Or maybe it was something more mundane. Like that time you got a double bacon sandwich and only paid for single!
Well, these folks have shared their uplifting stories from 2017, and they must be looking forward to what 2018 has in store for them!
No, I’m not crying, YOU’RE crying!
“For the whole of last night, I was memorizing a speech, and I had terrible sleep deprivation. And what do you think happened? I go out on the stage and yawn! And the whole audience yawned with me. It was the biggest flash mob of my life.”
“A handsome blue-eyed and dark-haired guy wearing a stylish jacket and fashionable shoes approached me today, coming up and saying, ‘Hey, beautiful. Do you want to go out on a date with me?’ In response to my polite reply that I was married, I was calmly informed that he was willing to wait until my husband died. After this phrase, a woman came over, picked up my unsuccessful 4-year-old groom, apologized, and took the cutie away. And he even managed to wink at me after that.”
“A hairdresser from our beauty salon was inspired by the example of an American master who gave haircuts to homeless people in her free time. Armed with a suitcase full of scissors, she went to spread beauty in this world. But she barely persuaded a few homeless people to get haircuts. However, in the end, they liked their new hairstyles so much that next time they each brought a dozen more people. The woman sighed, but she decided that since she started this thing, she had to finish it. So she cut their hair as well. On the very same day, some freak attacked her. The crowd of homeless people, armed with whatever they could find, stood up to him. They fought and saved her, and one of them bought her a cup of hot tea to calm her down.”
“Today in the gym locker room, I started talking to the guy with the locker next to mine. He was well built but looked a bit shabby, and he started telling me how he exercises: what’s right, what’s wrong, food, regime, and all that. He said you shouldn’t drink or smoke and that having a fresh and cheerful attitude to life prolongs it greatly by making both the spirit and body younger. He ended his speech with the words, ‘Do as I do, and at the age of 36 you will look the same’.”
— I am 38 years old.
“I went with my husband’s mother to the post office. While we were standing in line, an old lady came up to me and exclaimed, ‘You are dressed like a prostitute. Your skirt is too short! What a disgrace!’ To which my mother-in-law calmly replied, ‘Get off my daughter, or I will break you into so many pieces that no doctor will be able to put them back together.’ I always knew that she was a good person, but that was the first day I called her ‘mother’.”
“I bought myself a Sphynx kitten. Now every time my grandmother comes for a visit, she begins to cross herself, looking at my little pet and whispering, ‘Holy, holy’. And today, when she came to visit again, she handed me a small knitted overall and said, ‘Here! Put it on your monster. Even though it’s demonic, it’s freezing, and that’s a pity after all’.”
“When Mom and Dad begin to quarrel, smashing kitchen utensils and threatening each other with divorce, our cat faints. She does every time. Every time, my parents get terribly frightened, unite, and take her to the veterinarian. They also make peace on the way. She’s the fluffy guardian of the family hearth.”
“I just asked my husband, ‘What is love?’ And he texted me back, ‘It’s when she has mayonnaise on one side of her lip and chocolate on the other, and she tells you that she only eats vegetables because she’s on a diet. And you believe her…because love’.”
“My husband and I have started quarreling more often. However, yesterday I really felt the fear of losing a dear person. He’s a pilot, and his plane fell yesterday. All day long I was sitting, not knowing whether he was dead or alive. In the evening he called and said he was alive and just had some fractures. It was at this moment that I realized how insignificant the things we fought about were and how many bad things we’ve said to each other for no reason. So I cried for half a day, wondering whether he was alive or not, and the rest of the day was spent crying tears of happiness from knowing that he was alive! Tomorrow I’m visiting him in the hospital. The first thing I’ll do is hug him and tell him that I love him!”
“I live in a small town, and I have a hobby — of repairing children’s toys. Children come to me from all over the city to get their toys fixed. They bring cars to fix, then toy weapons, and they even bring soft toys. I will do anything to see the happiness on their faces when they take their favorite toy from the ‘repair shop’. And their sincere ‘Thank you, Uncle Alex!’ although I’m only 17. I do not take any fees, but the kids often bring me candy and biscuits. My parents are already used to seeing small visitors coming to me 6 times a day. I bring joy to the children, and that’s what makes me happy.”
“I went to buy winter shoes today. Next to me, a father and his little son were trying on shoes.
Dad: You like these, don’t you? Try them on, and see how they fit.
Son: Yeah, nice. I like them.
Dad: (helping to put on the second shoe) The price is fine. We’ll take them then.
Son: (shocked) And what? That’s it? We’re not going to look anywhere else? Wow! I’m only shopping with you from now on!”
“As a student, I used to share a rented apartment with a friend of mine. I moonlighted as a night watchman. One evening I went to work and, coming out of the house entrance, remembered that I forgot my working shoes. I called my friend and asked if he could drop the shoes from the balcony for me to catch down in the yard. It was about 8 p.m., and the yard was full of people: old ladies, children, moms with strollers. And this idiot went out onto the balcony and shouted, ‘Go away! Everything is over between us!’ The yard instantly became silent. And with the words, ‘And take your stuff!’ he threw down the shoes.”
“When I was a little girl, I got lost once. I was standing there crying when a gang of thugs walked by. They surrounded me. I was so frightened. One of them squatted down, wiped my nose, and started asking me why I was alone and covered with tears. For almost an hour, these cool boys walked me around the city looking for a house on the first floor of which was a candy store and a toy store. When they handed me over to my mother, who had been searching all the nearby streets and shops in absolute panic, their leader slipped me some candy, patted me on the head, and said, ‘No more crying!’ He left with all his friends, flatly refusing to take the money that my mother tried to give in gratitude.”
“My mom was given a service phone at work. She could not find anything better to do with it than to ‘test’ my husband. The following conversation took place:
— Hello, honey!
— Who is this?
— Let’s get acquainted. I like you!
— Madam, I have no desire to get acquainted with anyone.
— If we meet, you’ll have the desire.
— Screw you!
And my husband put down the phone. Now Mom doesn’t talk to him. ‘How dare he say such things to his MOTHER-IN-LAW!’ she said. An adult woman, 50 years old, and her behavior hasn’t changed with age!”
“My husband and I decided to have a second child…and we got twins. Oh, they’ve given us a hard time! They’ve been screaming day and night. It was EXTREMELY difficult. One night we managed to put them to sleep. My husband went to the bathroom, and I wanted a glass of water. I’m sitting quietly in the kitchen, and my husband walks out and sees that I’m not with the children. So he goes into the other room and sees nothing. Then he checks the kitchen but doesn’t see me in the darkness. He then goes back to the bathroom, but there is nobody there either. He kept running around the apartment until finally he ran into the kitchen, switched on the light, looked at me with his crazy eyes, and said, ‘I thought you ran away!’ He was really scared. But, to be honest, I had thought about it…”
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