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  • Writer's pictureAnna Maria De Guid

Be Careful What You Ask For

I was getting my blood drawn at the lab when I asked the technician if she heard the news that someone won the $400-something million dollar lottery. I also mentioned that my cousin knew a lottery winner whose life turned for the worst because of the winning.

The technician blurted, “I’ll take the money, curses and all!”

“Wow!” I thought, “Does she really know what she is saying?”

It reminded me of “The Monkey’s Paw” by W. W. Jacobs. In the story, the main character gets a hold of a monkey’s paw that's believed to be cursed. But it will grant its owner three wishes with grave consequences.

Mr. White (whose family life was going smoothly) wished for money, which he got from insurance proceeds from his son’s accidental death. Something that he and his wife have to live with the rest of their lives.

Was Mr. White happier at the end?

Be careful what you pray for.


My name's Anna Maria! I publish a new blog post every Monday and Friday, two of my favorite days!If you want to learn more about my journey, my book "Touched by Grace: The Journey" will be released this summer through Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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