It is nearly summer (in the Northern Hemisphere of this world) and school is out for children and teenagers. This is a great time to make a Summer Wish List. There are no rules or directions. Let the list carry on into your imagination and be creative. The warm weather we are experiencing is so relaxing; it invites us to daydream and wish….as in Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream.
I dream of far off places of rainbows, wishing stars and waterfalls. I wish to see a zillion butterflies and take in the fragrance of honeysuckle and watermelon. I wish to play on the seashore collecting seashells and memories galore. I wish to dance with fireflies underneath the clear summer night skies. What are your Summer Wishes?
Wish, wishes, wishing wells, wishing fountains, wishing upon a star, blowing out the candles and making a wish, wishbones are the many ways we express our desires; but, what are wishes? Are they hopes? Are they desires? It is somewhat humorous how wishes have such a large amount of folklore around them such as Aladdin and the magic lamp with the genie who granted three wishes. I also recall a fairy tale from my childhood of a fish that granted a wish. Also, there are all those fables with the moral, “be careful for which you wish because it may come true.” Many amusing thoughts come to mind, like the joke, “I wish I was an Oscar Meyer Wiener, Poof!” According to many dictionaries, a wish is a desire, longing, or strong inclination for a specific thing.
I truly believe wishes can become reality when we visualize the outcome of our desires and the steps to getting there. I believe if we act as if our wish has come true; then it will. For example, if I wish to be an acclaimed writer, then I simply write as if I am already there. This could be the same for almost any desired outcome, could it not? If you wish to be beautiful and confident, then why not act like you are already beautiful and confident. Chances are extremely good, if you go forth with confidence and carry yourself well with a smile on your face and in your heart, then you will be seen as beautiful. Beauty is more than skin deep and can radiate from your soul; but, that is a whole other blog.
It is good to remember that joy can be defined as wishing all that you already have and celebrating this.