"As you wish"...
This week is typically one of my favorite weeks of the year. My birthday is Friday and I get to celebrate with good friends. One of my favorite traditions is that I come prepared with an arsenal of mini cupcakes and instead of blowing out the candles myself, I give everyone their own cupcake and their own candle. I love the moment of silence when my nearest and dearest are sending out their deepest desires to be fulfilled. It's a really beautiful moment and it's always the highlight of the evening for me.
I've been thinking this week what I would wish for this year. Many wishes have not come true (phewww!) and most are my wishes for other people. This year, I want to pour out those desires of my own true heart in the hopes that the universe will shower them back to me.
Be as you wish to seem. -Socrates
I wish for relationships that are honest and caring. I wish for contentment in who I am. I wish to be able to try and be honest and gracious in all situations--no matter how much it hurts. I wish for people who enjoy spending time with me. I wish for acceptance and peace, knowing that everything always works out as it should. I wish to continue to be open hearted, even when it seems impossible. I wish for strength when people try to break me down. I wish for an intrinsic knowledge that I am deserving. Whoops. Am I supposed to keep them a secret? Now, do I have to choose just one? Does this mean they won't come true? I think not. I'm prepared for greatness.
What are the wishes of your heart? I'm bravely going to offer mine out to the world on Friday and see what beautiful shower of delights come back to me and what little sprays of wonderfulness I can send out as well. I hope you'll join me and offer your wishes too.
What makes the difference between wishing and realizing our wishes? Lots of things, and it may take months or years for a wish to come true, but it's far more likely to happen when you care so much about a wish that you'll do all you can to make it happen. - Mr. Rodgers