Be careful what you wish for

“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”
-Mother Theresa-

What did you want to be when you grew up?  What do you wish for when you blew out the candles on your birthday cake?  What did you wish for on the “first star I see tonight”?  What did you wish on the turkey wishbone?  Do you remember all of those childhood wishing times?  They all had to be kept a secret in order for them to come true, didn’t they?  Sometimes I wonder if today’s movers and shakers, the famous or fabulously successful had bigger and grander wishes…dreams for themselves…when they were children.  Should my wishes have been more grandiose or material or for that matter more attainably precise?  The wish was always the same wish regardless of the occasion…even to this day when birthday candles are blown out.  “Make a wish” everyone chants…though now it is taken in jest; only as a child did we take this to be serious business.

We cannot all be Prime Minister, President, and a Rock Star; most definitely there must be a majority of worker bees to make the world go round.  In fact, not all of us are suited to a life of renown.  One has only to consider the recent life and passing of Whitney Houston to observe a person for whom the glare of celebrity was too harsh despite her incredible talent.  I, of course, can only imagine that as a child she may have wished for fame.  Having wished it, dreamt it and been drawn to it through her amazing voice…how dreadful it might have been to discover that it turned out not to be “all that”.  I feel very fortunate to have been allowed to wish, to dream, experience different things and make at times the wrong choices without public scrutiny and scorn when I failed or faltered.  To live my dream and have it turn out to be the right thing for me has been my own personal success.  No desire for fame and fortune for me.  What we all really need beyond food, shelter and water to survive is to feel secure and connected with humanity.  I have found my niche and my small things to do with great love.

Today’s “stone” is  Day 55    damaged, lost, wished, dreamt, found, happy

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