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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.