Thursday, May 3, 2012

W is for Wishes

The A to Z Challenge has been over for several days, but I was out of town and still have w, x, y and z to finish so here goes.

In the story of Aladdin, he found some kind of old oil-type of lamp and in the process of shining it up a bit, released a genie who in gratitude to Aladdin allowed Aladdin three wishes.  I don't remember all of Aladdin's wishes but I've been thinking about what I might like to wish for if I had a genie to make them come true.

Having only three wishes would cause me to do some deep thinking to see what I really wanted.  Of course I'd love to have good health, a happy family, and peace on earth, and I already have so much, but there are a few things that I'd love to have that would help me along the rest of my journey.

Wish #1:  I'd love a clear and focused mind.  I sometimes have trouble focusing on one idea without my mind wandering off in another direction, making it more difficult to have clear thoughts.  I don't even know what it would feel like to have clear and uncluttered thoughts, but I'd love to experience clarity. 

Wish #2:  I'd love to have the communication skills to clearly communicate my thoughts so that others would understand them.  It's sometimes frustrating for me when I can't clearly communicate what I'm thinking or ideas that I have; better communication skills would be a wonderful gift!

Wish #3:  And I guess if I only get to choose one more thing (and boy, is this difficult!) then maybe I'd choose a career where I could help others and make a difference in people's lives.  Or maybe instead I'd like to have a decisive mind.   Or maybe my third wish would be to have a few more wishes granted? 

If you could have three wishes granted, what would they be?  And would you have as difficult a time choosing your wishes as I obviously have? 


  1. I've started reading through your posts. I want to see all letters. Especially enjoyed quit it. I too talked about the elusive balance. I'm wondering if you're going to do x, y, and z? If not, you're still a winner for even starting.

    1. Bethie, thanks so much for your comment. I keep thinking I'm going to finish x, y and z since I'm so close to finishing! :) I'm out of town for the rest of the week; maybe I'll do it while I'm away or finish it when I get home. I shouldn't have let so much time get by me; I love writing but when I wait for too long it seems challenging to re-start. I look forward to reading your blog posts.