Making a Wish Upon a Star

Did you Make a Wish

I love kids and I especially enjoy listening to the conversations my two grandsons have when they are at play in my backyard or when family and friends visit.. Ours is a large family and we have several children who, like my grandsons, are preschoolers. Last night after church I was standing on church porch talking to some men when my great niece who is almost 5 years old came out of the sanctuary. She is so smart and noticed the stars in the evening sky. Standing in the light of the porch I could see two bright stars and I ask if she could see them. "Sure I do and there are more than two up there." "That one up there is the wishing star!" she exclaimed. "Did you make a wish?"

I told her I had not made a wish but since she brought it up I told her, "Let's both make a wish." Immediately she ask me,"What did you wish for?" Well, now I can't tell you sweetheart, what did you wish for? Her reply was, "Now I can't tell you either and for the same reason!" Wishing upon a star or making a wish before blowing out the candles on a birthday cake are fun things we must all enjoy.

Without a doubt we all have made wishes and we long to see come to fruition. For the most part I suppose our wishes stem from our own selfish desires but I'm sure we must all have higher ideals and wish for a better life for those whose lot in life hasn't been as blessed as ours. We might all wish for world peace, the healing of loved one whose body is ravaged by cancer or some other terminal disease.

The best wishes are sometimes within our grasp and maybe if we would just look around us and take inventory, we can have a part in making the wishes of others come true. Maybe, just maybe, we need to become like children who seem to have a better handle on the issues that really matter most. Making it a habit to practice the Golden Rule or becoming sensitive to the needs of others will go a long way to making some of those wishes come true.

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Comments 14 comments

Sunnie Day 4 years ago

Hello Fiddleman,

Truly the sweetest hub!

"The best wishes are sometimes within our grasp and maybe if we would just look around us and take inventory, we can have a part in making the wishes of others come true."

I love this line and it says it all! May all your wishes come true! :)


diogenes 4 years ago

Lovely warm story as usual from 'Gramps.

I am glad to hear the stars are still there, I haven't seen the night sky in 9 years.

Bob


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Fiddleman 4 years ago from Zirconia, North Carolina Author

Thank you Sunnie Day, as always you offer generous and kind comments. Hope you have a blesse week.


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Fiddleman 4 years ago from Zirconia, North Carolina Author

Thank you my friend for commenting, wishing you the best.


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Nordy 4 years ago from Canada

Lovely hub, thanks for sharing!


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Fiddleman 4 years ago from Zirconia, North Carolina Author

Thank you Nordy for stopping by my hub pages to read and taking time to comment. Hope you have a blessed day.


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breakfastpop 4 years ago

You, my friend, are a good man.


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Fiddleman 4 years ago from Zirconia, North Carolina Author

Thank you breakfastpop.


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca

When I was younger I would always look for the first star to pop out at night... on that star I would make a wish. The older I get, the more I find myself forgetting to take the time to find that first star come out. I need to get back to that. What a great hub! You truly are a great man! I can tell by the little life leasons you weave in everything you write!


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Fiddleman 4 years ago from Zirconia, North Carolina Author

Thank you and your comment humbles me. As always, barbergirl28, your visits and comments are an encouragement for me to continue to share on hub pages. May God bless you and your family.


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Pamela Kinnaird W 4 years ago from Maui and Arizona

Such a lovely story and sentiment. We truly can look around every day and find something we can do for someone if we have a listening ear. Great hub. Voting up and beautiful.


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teaches12345 4 years ago

Thanks for sharing this teaching moment with us. I used to repeat that little poem when I was a child, "Star bright, star light, first stay I see tonight..." It was fun at the time but I never really believed my wish would come true. Your advice to look for ways to bless others is wonderful. Loved your posting the video. It was an enjoyable trip down memory lane (Louie sings it best!).


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Fiddleman 4 years ago from Zirconia, North Carolina Author

Thank you Pamela for stopping by my hub page. I appreciate your taking time to comment and appreciated the votes. May God bless you and your family and hoping you have an awesome week.


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Fiddleman 4 years ago from Zirconia, North Carolina Author

Thank you teaches12345 for stopping by my hub to read and also to comment. It is always nice to get this type of feedback and comment. Hoping yours is a awesome week.

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