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.


Christine said...

Wishes for me are like prayers.
When I was younger I wished for many things. But now I put it all into prayer.
Love coming to Wild Plum Cottage!

fickleinpink said...

wishes really do come true!

visiting from Passionate Blogs, have a great day! I think I'm "bloggyblocked", can't put my thoughts into words so I'm going to show some bloglove and go comment-crazy instead!

have a great day!

gkgirl said...

i'm so happy to have found you

i made my wish...

Bella Rum said...

I used to wish on dandelions and the first star to appear in the night sky. I would recite that little poem before I made my wish light, star bright, I wish I may, I wish I might...