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Saturday, April 12, 2014

I wish I may, I wish I might

When I was young we used to say that to the first star we saw at night. The complete verse was: Star light, star bright. The first star I see tonight : I wish I may, I wish I might, have this wish I wish tonight.

I don't remember any of the wishes I made at that time, but as I grew older I made many of them to make my life better, my children healthier, to have more time. They probably didn't always come true either, but they were made just the same.

Dreams are wishes our hearts make. Isn't that what the Disney song says? How many dreams have you had that didn't come true?

I think that getting the wishes is not as important as making the wish. It gets you to think about what you want. What makes sense. They don't always make sense.

Wishing I had bright blue eyes instead of the hazel green/blue ones I have was made out of envy because someone admired the bright blue eyes of my best friend. I wanted to be like my friend.

Even now wishes usually revolve around wanting to be like someone who is admired and loved. Not that if I had bright blue eyes they would admire or love me, but that seemed the easiest way to be loved.

I know that wishes won't bring me what I want. Prayers won't either, but prayers will bring me into God's presence and his love.

Wishes also brings to the forefront what is upper most in our desires. If we wish and dream about something, it may well be that from that we figure a way to get what is important for us to have: a sense of ourselves. Acceptance of ourselves for the people that we were, are and are to become.

My grandmother always used to say, " If wishes were horses we'd all be riders."

I wish you the best dreams and the best selves you can be.


  1. You have such a beautiful simplicity to your writing.

    1. Thank you so much. For your comment and your visit. I appreciate it.

  2. I ALWAYS wished on the first star, and said the little rhyme. I do remember what I wished for, but it never came true. I would invariably wish I had a horse. Following you from the A to Z Challenge!

    1. Wishing was always fun, and I think I knew they wouldn't come true, but the first star is gorgeous and the wish is fun. Yes. I still do it.

  3. Aww, I very much enjoyed reading your dreams and wishes post today - thank you!
    Bogging A - Z Challenge:
    Very interesting post today! I grew up in the public school system but church every Sunday. I'm a christian but also have to stop and slap myself for not living out the teachings - in fact, judging when there should not be judging. I do ask for forgiveness a lot and pray for better days to right my wrongs.

    1. Thank you for stopping by and sharing your thoughts. I think most of us Christians slap ourselves daily for not following through on our intents and teachings.