November 12, 2009
Wishing and Hoping
Every year, when the dandelions go to seed, I can’t help but want to make wishes on each one that floats by. When I was a kid we called them fairies, chasing and then catching them with both hands so they couldn’t escape before we’d whispered our wishes to them.
I still make wishes on dandelions and stars and birthday candles. I also know that wishes don’t always come true, and when they do, they often look differently than we’d imagined. And sometimes the wish itself needs a little adjusting – kind of like the dandelion seed in the picture. It’s a little ragged.
That doesn’t mean we should stop making wishes, or be afraid of what we wish for. We need our wishes. They help us live well.
So go ahead … close your eyes, make a wish, hold it gently, let it go.
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