From The Storyteller
Hello All: I have come to terms with wishing and I offer those to you. Enjoy, Doug
“A dream is a wish your heart makes”, is a song made famous by Disney’s movie Cinderella. I’m not sure this is accurate considering some of the dreams I’ve had over the years. Specifically, I don’t think I ever “wished” to discover myself standing in a class and realizing I forgot I was having a test I didn’t study for, and that dream happened more than once. Which reminded me of another Disney movie Pinocchio and “When you wish upon a star”.
With two Disney “wish” songs playing in my head, I realized wishing holds a very important place in the lives of most of us. Making a wish and trying to blow out all the candles on a birthday cake is something most of us have tried, and many still do today. While there’s never any mention of who is going to deliver on that wish, we’re warned that, if we tell anyone our wish, then it won’t happen.
I believe this “don’t tell” advice is a bad idea, and I’m now encouraging people to wish out loud, for two very important reasons. The first reason for saying our wishes out loud is it makes it personal, which helps us more clearly know what we want. Also recognizing that, after we say something out loud, we often realize how stupid the idea sounds.
The second reason, for letting others know what you’re wishing for, is you expand the group of people who just might include the person(s) who can make your wish come true. Note: An unspoken birthday wish will never reach the ears of a loving parent or grandparent.
Thus, I’m urging folks to cast off the old and begin wishing out loud. Warning, if you do get your wish, you might shoot your eye out. :)
Moral: Speak your mind.