Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Three Wishes

At least once in our lives we are asked the question.. "If you were given the chance, what three things would you wish for?" It's funny, but at different phases of my life, I've not been able to come up with all three.

When I was young and being abused by my (evil) stepfather my wish was for it to stop, or that someone would tell, or that.. well, you get the picture.

When I was a smart ass teenager I wanted three more wishes with my first wish even though I wouldn't know how to use them.

During the 25 year marriage to my first husband I had random wishes here and there. (Never three at once, though.) I wished for money and happiness. I wished to be thinner.. prettier.

Now that I'm much (MUCH) older I still cannot come up with three wishes. Oh sure, I'd still like to be thinner or prettier, but I find myself wishing now for simpler things. A smile from my husband, a phone call from my kids.

Throughout my whole life there have also been wishes that I try not to think about. I want to be loved, accepted, content, acknowledged.. I want to be.. noticed. I want to feel important to someone. Scratch that. I want to be someone's MOST important (cherished?) person.

I suppose I am that person to my husband. I just don't feel it like I think I should. I don't know if it's me not picking up on it, or him.. not showing it well enough. Maybe it's a little of both.


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Akelamalu said...

I hadn't thought about it before but you're right wishes do change as you get older. My only wish now is for MWM and I to stay healthy enough to enjoy our retirement years. :)

Rebecca said...

That's easy, it's always been the same for me. I wish for health. I wish for inner peace (being content with who I am) and I wish for the ability to instantaniously (sp?) transport myself wherever I like (teleporting). In 27 years of wishing I've been granted two of those... Now can we finally start to work on the third?

BTW - great post, very thought provoking :)

madamspud169 said...

Sometimes what we wish for is something we already have but we just don't realise it. Don't dismiss this as one of those "love yourself" spiels but think about it.
Could it be that you're not as ugly / fat / stupid as you think & that it's just your perception of yourself that makes you see that?

I always wanted to be loved like you see on tv, that forever love where the man loves his lady so much he would die for her, do anything for her, couldn't be happy without her.......
Then I became seriously ill with among other things anorexia, diabetes, peripheral nerve damage & loss of mobility. I lost much of my health but in doing so I realised that I had that man, that love I'd so wanted I just had never taken the time to realise it. I'd been to blinded by wishing for it to see it had always been there.

Anonymous said...

A lot of people wish for the same thing-even people in really great relationships. Its not a type of desire that just goes away when you have it.

Mom Knows Everything said...

I would wish for more money, health and happiness for my loved ones. Oh yeah I would like a new car too. hehe

Annabel said...

i wish for those things to; especially being someone's most cherished. and don't worry, i'm not past my smart ass 'with my wish, i'll wish for three more wishes' stage!!

ShannonW said...

You are wishes have changed as I have gotten older. And, I too want to be the most important/cherished one by at least one person.