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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Star Light, Star Bright

Star light, star bright,
the first star I see tonight.
I wish I may,
I wish I might,
have the wish, I wish tonight.

I remember saying this poem when I was little and wanting to believe so badly that my wishes could come true. That somehow the magic of these words would make it so.

After saying this poem the other night with the little people and talking about what it means to wish…which of course led to naming wishes we each had…lots of silly wishes and the kinds of wishes that little ones wish for…like, “I wish the moon was purple.” “I wish that we never had to go to bed.”(obviously, it was not me that made that wish) “I wish I could have candy right now.” “I wish I could walk on the ceiling.” “I wish the snow would disappear.”(If you guessed this was mine, then you guessed right.)

I remember my grandma saying to me, “Be careful of what you wish for because you may get something you really don’t want.“

I think about all the things I have wished for during my life time and I’m happy to say that some of my wishes do come true. Like my wish for my own prince and now here I am married to him. I wished for healthy children and I have them.
I also remember making wishes while pulling on wishbones and blowing out birthday candles. I remember how we couldn’t share our wishes because if we did, then they wouldn’t come true. Very seldom could I keep my wishes to myself.

Some things I wish for today(some things never change)…
I wish that my children and grandchildren didn’t live so far away. Or that I had the time and money to travel to see them frequently. I wish that I could hug each one of them right now.

I wish that my worker compensation case would be resolved so that I can move on from this phase of my life. Thus giving me the opportunity to seek out treatments to help with the pain. Better yet, I wish for a life with no pain.

I wish that my step daughter would get the help she needs, get her life together and be a part of our family again.

I wish that my friend would get some relief from her pain and physical ailments. That she would have financial freedom and be able to do the things her heart desires.

I wish that my husband and I could go away on a long vacation, just the two of us, to a place warm. I don’t even care where it is.

I think of each of you and the wishes I have for you…a wish of good health and healing for you and your loved ones.

…a wish of comfort and peace for those of you experiencing deep sorrow over the loss of loved ones.

…a wish of relief, hope and healing for those who are experiencing pain physically or emotionally.

…a wish of strength, hope and renewal for those of you that have children with health problems or learning challenges.

…a wish for employment, job security and financial stability for those of you that are without jobs or struggling because of the economy.

…a wish for healing and restoration for those of you experiencing difficult relationships or marriages.

…a wish for success for those of you that have books being published and new exciting endeavors that you are embarking on.

…a wish for much patience, endurance and wisdom for all of you that are teachers.

…a wish for forgiveness and grace for those of you that are bound with guilt and unforgiveness over wrongs committed by yourself or someone else, so that you may be free.

…a wish for resiliency, protection, hope and freedom for those of you that are up against people or situations that are overwhelming and seek to destroy you.

I wish that each one of you will know your worth and value and the gift you bring to this world. I wish for you each to be happy, loved and fulfilled in this life. I wish that each of you could know how much you have come to mean to me. I sincerely wish for all these things and more.

When you wish upon a star
Makes no difference who you are
Anything your heart desires
Will come to you
If your heart is in your dreams
No request is to extreme
When you wish upon a star
As dreamers do
What do you wish for?


Beth said...

your posts are always so thought provoking. I love your wishes and that some of them have come true. good for you! You so derserve it.

what do I wish for? hhmm. I'm in a real bitchy mood right now, so maybe I should wait until I feel a little better. ;)

Beth said...

I wish to be as kind and introspective as you. That was a great post!

Sandi said...

I love this post! Thanks for sharing your wishes. Mine are so similar to yours. It's the mother in us.

My greatest wish is for all my children to find happiness and keep it.

Life with Kaishon said...

I loved this post too. When don't I like your posts though? So sweet : ). I wish for Kaishon to enjoy going to school each day. I wish for his joy in learning. I hope all of your wishes come true soon. Especially your vacation wish : ).

Smart Mouth Broad said...

I wish you all the best, my dear! You have a heart as big as all outdoors and you share it with all you come in contact. *muahhhhhh*

Fragrant Liar said...

I just wish for happiness, health, and fulfillment in my own heart as well as my family's. As long as everyone is happy, healthy, and fulfilled, life will be as it should.

Lea said...

As usual, a beautiful post. You don't know me, however if you would take a moment to look at my blog, I've given you an award.

I hope that my children and future grandchildren will know how much I love them, as your kids must know.


SSG said...

I used to say this wish too, and I also used to sing "Away in a manger" every night as when i was wee I thought it was a prayer...
Maybe I was a bit strange as a child!
Just now i would wish to relax, to have a week with my boyfriend just at home with no pressure to do anything except relax and enjoy being together.
But that's a pretty selfish wish. There are so many things that a real wish that could help people, but sometimes a wish for a purple moon is just as good. And sometimes I feel i should just get out there and do something rather wishing it would happen.

But then it's good to wish and to dream... just going to check my lottery ticket now!
Great post Lori! I hope more of your dreams come true"

Busy Bee Suz said...

This is just perfect. I wish I could write my thoughts down as well as you!
So sweet....your wishes sound like my prayers each night...take care of the hungry, the needy, the unloved, the cold, the sick...etc....
I love this and I hope you get your wishes soon. You deserve them.

skywind said...

Stars shining, full of mysterious atmosphere. Gives unlimited reverie. :)
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Bina said...

That is just beautiful, and so sweet and kind. You are such a wonderful person to wish so much for others.

If I had one wish, right at this moment, it would be that my husband be happy with who is and what he has, instead of dwelling on who he isn't and what he doesn't have.

Tricia said...

I love your list of wishes, and I wish all of these things for you!

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

Your post are always so thougthful and sweet. I love coming here. I wish all your wishes come true. I wish for my family to stay healthy and safe and happy. I wish for my children to always embrace learning and to have the courage to go where their hearts lead them. I wish to be the creative and productive.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this post. As always, you gave me pause to think.

Right now, my wish is for my husband to find a job in his field that he enjoys. Or if he is unable to do so, that our family adjusts and thrives being a one-income family.

Kathryn Magendie said...

Oh, what do I wish - some of the things I wished for are coming true for me - not just the book - but Bigger ones - like my son at last feeling happy -he's getting married, going to have children or at least child - I "wished" mother's wishes for him many times....

I always wished to be back to my mountains - and here I am, more'n 4 years now

I have much to be grateful for

Jan said...

My Dear Friend Lori,

I read this post first thing this morning, and didn't quite know how to respond to it, but I've been thinking about it all day (you tend to do that to me, you know).

You are probably the kindest, most gentle and thoughtful person I've had the privilege to meet while blogging. I send all of your beautiful, peaceful wishes right back to you.

Much Love,

Jan from the Sushi Bar

Loz said...

I wish that young men did not have to march to war.

I wish that the recession was over instead of just beginning.

I wish my family and friends a long and healthy life.

And finally, thanks to your post, I wish I can remember to indulge in wishes more often.

Twenty Four At Heart said...

What a beautiful post. Really, you should print it out and have it framed ... it's beautiful. I will have to ponder what I might wish for ..... but I guess first on my list would be a healthy, happy life for my kids.

Anonymous said...

What an amazing woman you are. I don't think there is a selfish or unkind bone in your body. I love your list and my wish tonight is for peace in your life. Take care, my friend!

Jeanne said...

I wish I had more time to read people's blogs! Because every once in a while, I come across someone like you....

Thanks for coming to visit yesterday. See you soon!

Debbie said...

What wonderful wishes! I think you covered everything.

Anonymous said...

My wish is to be as lovely a person as you, my friend.

Also, I wish that all your wishes would come true. :)

MilesPerHour said...

My wish is that God would be more clear with what he desires me to do for him in my life.

Midlife Mama said...

I love wishing. Wishing means you have hope and dreams, and what is life without hopes and dreams?

I wish I could win the lottery so we could pay off all our bills and Dr. Jekyll wouldn't be so stressed all the time. And we could quit our jobs and retire early and just do whatever we felt like doing.

Enjoy your Tuesday! :)

thistle said...

I love that little poem...may all your wishes come true for all your friends and family. I think i may have to invoke that verse the next time the skies clear and we can see some stars!

gram said...

i wish you peace my friend. thinking of you!

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