Three Wishes


If you were given three wishes, what would they be?

Now, you can only have three wishes…Wishing for more wishes is not allowed. That would just open up a whole nasty can of worms that none of us would ever want to be in!

If you’ve been hanging out with me for any period of time, then you know that I’m a huge daydreamer, especially when I’m working in my kitchen. I’ve recently been called an over thinker more times than I can count…

So, when I was coloring my Queen Anne’s Lace today, a few things came to mind that I’d like to do to finish my kitchen, and it all required a few thousand dollars. So, that took me to thinking how it would be perfect to have a half a million dollars in the bank. I know. You’re probably thinking how everyone would like to have a half a million dollars in the bank…we all would!

Three wishes.

Yeah, what if I was given three wishes? I’d surely be rich then. I’d wish for $2 million dollars, that’s what I’d do. I’d split it four ways, and give each of my kids a half a million, a perfect start to their lives…and that last half million, I’d pay off my house and bills, put the rest in the bank, and have a nice finish to mine.

If you’re wondering why I wasn’t thinking that I’d wish for billions of dollars… well, I think that’s just too much money. It would ruin a persons life with all of the problems that it would create. Plus, you don’t want so much money that you’d lose your daydreams. It might sound like a life’s luxury, but being able to buy whatever you want at a moment’s notice would get quite boring after a while. I think you’d run out of things to wish for, and wishing and hoping is a part of who we are, isn’t it?

Anyway, getting back to my three wishes. Lost in my daydreams, I started thinking that I was being selfish. I mean, what would bring true happiness?

Peace on earth.

If every human on earth lived in the way in which we were supposed to when life began, I think that all we would know is happiness, right?

So, my first wish would be for peace on earth.

My second wish turned out to be a little more complicated. My first thought was that it should be a cure for cancer. And I had it all figured out that I would wish for a cure for cancer in general so that all cancers would be included. But what about the people who suffer from other illnesses? I couldn’t just wish for a cure for cancer, when there are so many other physical and mental illnesses out there. And what about accidents and injuries? How could I include that too? Would it be as easy as asking for good health for all people on earth? I don’t think that would work. If I was going to keep my third wish for my $2 million dollars, I had to fit a cure for illness, disease, accidents, and injuries into my second wish.

I couldn’t come up with a way to do that.
So my second wish is that the human race would only know excellent health.

Okay, so I know that might open up a whole issue about overpopulation, but this is my daydream, and I don’t want anymore suffering in the world.
Humor me.

Which now brings me to my third wish. I didn’t really have to think long about this. You all know that I wanted my $2 million, but how can I wish for something so frivolous when there are far more important things, like life?

I live on a busy road, at an intersection, with high traffic and not just cars and trucks. Those darn crotch rockets. I hate them. Those kids think they’re invincible on them. This happens daily. They fly by the house, at times popping stupid wheelies, and all I can do is hold my breath, and pray. God, please keep them safe and don’t let their parents have to cry tonight. And…I’ve seen many car accidents in front of my house, and have been involved in a couple myself, one of them serious.

But there are other accidents too, far too many to name, and we’ve all been injured at times whether it was at home, at work, on vacation, ourselves to blame, or even others to blame. They’re accidents. They happen. All the time.

My third wish is that the human race would never suffer injury. That they’d be able to go home to their families at night, safe and sound.

I know that I didn’t even touch the tip of the iceberg with my wishes. I don’t think it would be as easy as we’d all like to believe it would be. And as selfish as human nature can be, I believe that it would be hard for the majority of people to ignore all of the needs that go above and beyond our own. I like to believe that we are all good people.

So, back to my question to you…what would your three wishes be?

Life is good. It’s a “Yes, I still do color Queen Anne’s Lace…because it’s the simple things in life that make me happy…” kind of good.






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