There’s a little poem that says that if wishes were fishes we’d all have everything we wanted, but that wishes aren’t fishes; that if we want fish, we have to go out and catch the fish instead of just wishing.
But is there power in wishing something, not selfishly for ourselves, but for the benefit of others?
Life turns on a dime. For all I know, my well-being may be hanging by the thinnest of threads. Who knows where the strength of that thread comes from? I like to think that its strength comes from the well wishes bestowed on me by others. Religious people call this “the power of prayer.” So I take every good wish for me as a tangible gift that bolsters the thread that carries the weight of my wellbeing.
In that spirit, I send you my heartfelt good wishes for a peaceful, joyful, and healthy New Year.
And I am sincerely grateful for any good thoughts you may have about me.
* If Wishes Were Fishes
** “Life turns on a dime” is a line from the Demi Moore film, Ghost.