Oh, hello! We’re having Mediterranean Veggie Sammies today – with cilantro hummus. Have one.
Do you wish? Not just on birthday candles, or about big things. I mean about anything. Do you ever find yourself saying “I wish I could…”?
Reading the lovely Jose’s blog (found at http://www.fabergemonkey.com/) I found myself thinking, “I wish I could write poetry. It doesn’t even have to be lovely poetry.” I’ve said in the past: I wish I could…
- speak French
- run without my knees hurting
- lose 5-, 10-, 25-, 50-pounds
- live in Paris
- save money
- blah blah blah
I guess the real thing I have to ask myself is “Why can’t I…” I’ll tell you why. I can’t because I think I can’t. I bet if I changed it to “I am going to…”, that after a few false starts, I would be doing whatever it is I put my mind to.
I wish it were Friday. I wish it were sunny. I wish I had a better/different/easier/more challenging job. I wish I had bought that bag/shirt/wallet/perfume. I wish it were 5pm. I wish I could drink/stop drinking/smoke/stop smoking.
Does any of that sound like you? What are we waiting for? Why are we wishing our lives away?
On the other hand, does wishing give you hope? Is it a form of prayer? Does it give you something to look forward to? Or does it deny hope by reminding you of what you don’t have? What you lack? What you only think you want – regardless if it is really the best thing for you?
Do you wish?
2009/09/22 at 1:46 am
I have one, deep wish of my soul. It’s really been the only wish I’ve ever had. It’s buried down so deep that on most days I can’t examine it too closely. But it is the center of my being and the goal my secret self strives for. And while I don’t look at it too closely most days, I don’t have to because I know it by heart. It’s my magnetic north. I just keep heading in that direction…even on the days I’m most discouraged. I sometimes think the journey toward it defines me just as much as the goal itself does.
2009/08/29 at 10:34 am
I have many things that I wish, many of them just frivolous, off the cuff things, like I wish the sun would shine every day or I wish I could grow money in a little pot on the deck.
But there are big wishes too. The wishes that turn into life goals. I have one such goal I am facing now. The wish is so strong that it must be attempted, and truthfully, must be obtained. It spurs me on and gives me a reason to get up every day.
I hope all your wishes come true, if that is what is meant to be. You so deserve all you strive for. 🙂
2009/08/29 at 10:38 am
I like having big goals like that. Admittedly, it’s been a long time since I’ve had a big wish to which I truly committed to, but I feel one on the horizon, and take comfort in knowing that when I do, I have support.
2009/08/29 at 3:37 am
I wish for many things, and many of the obstacles are in my head, and many are not. Some are fleeting, ephemereal wishes, others are deep-rooted and long-lived.
The price for wish fulfillment is the journey, the overcoming of obstacles and the conquering of the mind; it depends on how much you want that wish, whether it transcends wishing to desiring to action to fulfillment.
Today I wish for something huge, something specific, something fraught with issues and walls and mazes of confusion, obfuscation and trepidation. I wish for something achievable only by hard work, by clever thinking, by dedicated effort and unrelenting desire. I will achieve it, because not to cannot be an option, because not trying will leave me bereft and lost and regretting to the end of my days, and I am not prepared to accept that.
2009/08/29 at 10:36 am
SEE?!?!?!? Even in comments, he’s gorgeous!!
2009/08/28 at 9:05 pm
i wish i had a laptop so as to make home blogging and tweeting much easier…I’ve heard though that if you announce something you are planning to do you almost never do it, I wonder why that is. Like if I saw I’m going on a diet I’m 10x’s more likely to fail. That’s a bunch of BS