Here’s the thing about wishes…

I thought I’d take the time to write something that is a little more considered than other posts I have done. It’s not a long post but I hope it inspires a new thought process.

Upon a quick glance at the world, especially through internet tinted eyes, it would appear that everyone has wishes. The internet is teaming with them. Take a look here.


However, while everyone is wishing for their dream to come true, we far too often forget that we have the power to grant other peoples wishes ourselves. They might only be small, but you can bring them to reality.

For example, a woman on the train today was struggling to get her buggy (or for my american visitors, a stroller) onto a train. No one helped her and she had that look on her face that said, “I wish someone would just help me get this on the train.” So I did. And she was so thankful for it. I made her very small and very trivial wish come true. So why don’t we do it more often?

People can make wishes come true every day. From volunteering at a care home for an hour a week or helping someone with their bags if they are over encumbered, through to helping someone get their foot in the door at their dream job. Some dreams are big and some are small. And here is the rib tickler part of it…

If we all adopted this approach; if we all started to make other wishes happen; if we enrich other peoples lives with some kindness and compassion – eventually it will come around to us. That’s just pure mathematics and probability, not karma.

If you were came here from this tweet…

…and then clicked through from my homepage, you may have been hoping for a wish. Well, you have a wish. Except it’s a wish you can grant instead of a wish you can grasp. For some people this article will mean nothing. For others, I hope you can now go away having thought about a new perspective on wishes.

Good Morning, Good Day, Good Afternoon, Good Night.

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