Wishes

This was originally written for another blogger’s website.

For as long as I can remember I have made wishes. For example, my wish today was that I hadn’t missed the earlier bus…that it would have been late…or the next bus had been early. No such luck. I proceeded to seek shelter in my mother’s house for the next hour. But regardless of the wishes we make, regardless of the result or lack of results from our wishes we continue to make them. Some people choose to wish for things that are unrealistic, world peace, others just hope to make it to their next paycheck without bouncing.

I’m a firm believer that wishes, if we really mean for them to be fulfilled, are attainable. Yet the idea is somewhat illusive. We look out our bedroom window at the sky and say to a bright light that we would really like to win the lottery. Something as unlikely as that is not what I’m talking about. That doesn’t mean that it won’t happen occasionally. What I meant was of the dreams we hold onto despite the fact that people say we can’t. They tell us we are too young, too old, too stupid, and too unimportant. Then many times, we believe them. If we chose to ignore this and do what we wanted anyway maybe more of our wishes would come true.

Birthdays are a traditional time to make wishes and so then we decide that there must be some kind of significance to make real wishes. Why wait until our clock ticks 12:12 a.m. on 12/12/12 though? Is a wish more important or more likely to happen because we waited a few more seconds? Wishes are just that, something you can hope for and make regardless of the time. You can make as many or as few as you want, so make more, if you keep wishing for more it should be more likely that at least some of them come true. Make a wish every day, every hour…every minute seems a little excessive, but go ahead it can’t hurt to wish.

When you look back at your life in sixty years will you be wishing you had wished for more? Wishes are free but regrets will haunt you forever. Just don’t forget to thank “The Blue Fairy” when they come true.

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