If you've been watching the morning shows this week, they've been covering all sorts of "feel good" stories. The Today Show has been doing a Good News segment. I guess it is in keeping with the holiday spirit. Yesterday they featured a family that had I think it was 9 kids, many of them adopted; The mother and her husband had even planned to adopt more, but sadly he passed away last year at the age of 48 from complications from diabetes - The family had hit on hard times....Enter Walmart to make the Christmas special for the kids...The family walked outside to find their lawn had been decorated with lots of coats, laptops, etc....choked back tears and hugs ensued.
Today the featured story was of a guy who was in peak shape, completing marathons and competing in the Iron Man challenge. Then in 2007 he had a horrific bicycle accident and was paralyzed from the waist down. Doctors didn't think he would walk, but he defied them and is not only "walking" but also climbed many flights of stairs at a fundraiser for the rehabilitation center. All this while maintaining a sunny outlook.
Yes, this is all fantastic news!!! The problem is that I watch the show while working out and in order to keep from sobbing all over my elliptical, I have to keep running to get tissues!! I've been literally bursting out in tears....
Tomorrow I'll keep the tissue box on the mat next to the elliptical. Although, with all of this pre-planning it will probably be a "bad news" segment.
Over at Good Morning America, the message boards have been buzzing over the change in hosts: Diane Sawyer moving to anchor World News Tonight and Chris Cuomo moving to 20/20. Diane will be replaced by George "Yawn" Stephanopoulus - big mistake!! and the affable Chris will be replaced by the more serious JuJu Chang. I suspect their ratings will be taking a bit of a plunge. I think that Chris is really the biggest loss. I loved his corny humor and easygoing nature...What are your thoughts??
Have a great weekend everbody!