A Better Region 8: Dreamers once again - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

A Better Region 8: Dreamers once again

ABR8.jpg ABR8.jpg

Another drawing Wednesday night left no winners in the Powerball game. Estimates are already in, that Saturday night's jackpot will be over 700 million dollars…wow!

Let’s take a second a think about what would you do with all that money? It's a pipe dream right? Instead of being so fast to dash people's hopes, lets instead – let them dream. That's one of the things I love most about when the Powerball jackpot gets so high like this – because it starts igniting the dreaming, and wonder in all of us.

Would we quit our jobs, give it all to charity, buy mom and dad their dream house, get out of debt, move to an island – heck buy your own island!

Don't discount people's dreams, and having a jackpot like this – only inspires and  encourages us to be dreamers once again.  

For the grown-ups…do you remember how that feels? If only for only a second or two, I forget about deadlines, or budgets, or illness, or loneliness – dreaming about hitting it big lets us think about wild possibilities.

Now please understand that we all have to be responsible.  I'm not saying put yourself in debt trying to win, but two dollars? It is worth feeling like a kid again for 2 dollars? 

Letting ourselves dream like we did when we were kids is something we need to do more often, and it makes this A Better Region 8.

- Chris Conroy, KAIT VP & General Manager

Copyright 2016 KAIT. All rights reserved.

Region 8 News App - Install or update on your: iPhone | Android

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • breaking

    Power outages reported in Craighead County with storm

    Power outages reported in Craighead County with storm

    Sunday, July 15 2018 6:27 PM EDT2018-07-15 22:27:46 GMT
    Sunday, July 15 2018 10:27 PM EDT2018-07-16 02:27:01 GMT

    According to a post on the Craighead Electric outage map website, about 12 customers are left without out power following evening storms. 

    According to a post on the Craighead Electric outage map website, about 12 customers are left without out power following evening storms. 

  • breaking

    Sheriff: One in custody in connection with deaths

    Sheriff: One in custody in connection with deaths

    Sunday, July 15 2018 3:40 PM EDT2018-07-15 19:40:45 GMT
    Sunday, July 15 2018 7:50 PM EDT2018-07-15 23:50:20 GMT

    According to Randolph County Sheriff Gary Tribble, a person was being held Sunday in the Randolph County jail after being taken into custody by Arkansas State Police in connection with the deaths of two people. 

    According to Randolph County Sheriff Gary Tribble, a person was being held Sunday in the Randolph County jail after being taken into custody by Arkansas State Police in connection with the deaths of two people. 

  • Traveling marching band stops in Paragould

    Traveling marching band stops in Paragould

    Sunday, July 15 2018 7:22 PM EDT2018-07-15 23:22:57 GMT
    Sunday, July 15 2018 7:42 PM EDT2018-07-15 23:42:06 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The Guardians Drum and Bugle Corp entertained a crowd at Paragould High School on Sunday.

    The Guardians Drum and Bugle Corp entertained a crowd at Paragould High School on Sunday.

Powered by Frankly