Sunday Scribblings - Three Wishes
I thought, if I could have three wishes, what would they be? What would I wish for? Would I wish for world peace? Or infinite health for all? Would I wish that every person in this world would know and experience love? Or would I wish that my debt would vanish? That finances would never again be a stress in my life? Would I wish to be able to travel all the continents? Or would I wish to become a world renowned writer?
As I thought, I realized that the wishes really didn’t matter. No matter what I wished for, the results would not be purely positive in nature. The challenges of life are necessary so that we may know the heights of beauty. And we always wish for things which we do not have. So suppose this hypothetical fairy were to come and offer to grant me three wishes, once those wishes were granted, I would likely find myself wishing for something else, something better, something different.
It’s not that I don’t believe in daydreams and fantasies. In fact, I’ve lived a lot of my life finding satisfaction in these precise ways. And yet our daydreams and fantasies will always leave us wanting. If we were to live out the fairy tales in our heads, reality could not equal the thrill of our imaginations.
And so, if this little fairy ever does decide to approach me and offer me wishes of my own choosing, I think I’ll have to say “thank you, but I’m not interested”. I’d rather let life deal it’s own cards. The path of life I’m walking is the one I am supposed to walk. I think I’ll let fate and destiny and God keep directing that path, and I’ll let the wish fairy pass me by.