Wishing is BIG business at our house. I realized this yesterday when my daughter made it her mission to turn my frown upside down. She came in with her bag of wishing tricks and a fairy wand determined that she was going to wish away my day of doldrums.
"All you need, Mama is Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust!" she exclaimed while laying out her wishing implements. (no kidding...She calls herself the Wish Fairy...)
Here are her assorted tools of the trade...
Mystical Wishing Tools
While she was working her magical mojo on me, I pondered all of the ways we get our wishing on at our house. Turns out, we do a lot of wishing around here!
We wish on stars and birthday candles. We toss coins in fountains at the mall to make wishes (You're welcome, malls all over America for my enormous financial contributions over the years...) We send our well wishes out in cards to celebrate special occasions like holidays and birthdays.
We blow on dandelions. We close our eyes and wish on necklace clasps that have found their way around to the front of our necks. We blow bubbles and know when they pop that our wish will be granted. Heck, we even have a genie lamp!
We wish on snowflakes (a rarity in Tucson!) We make a wish whenever we notice the clock reads 11:11. And of course, we've been known to go a little nuts at Thanksgiving over the wishbone.
I've always wanted a wishing well. This one will do nicely if I can convince Disney to send it my way...(I'll get Catherine aka Wish Fairy to work on that one pronto...)
Which brings me to my Wish List...Yep, I even have a special notebook that I keep all my wishes in. (I'm such an organizing freak that I even catalog my wishes!) I love going back through it to see what I've wished for over the years:)
Here are two favorite wishing moments...
Catherine on her 6th birthday wishing good things for her family...
Connor (at age 5) on the beach in Florida wishing for a bucket of LGM's (Little Green Men) from Toy Story on our trip to Disney World the next day...
(Teen Caveboy will deny that this is actually him because he wouldn't be caught dead blowing sand wishes on a beach...sorry dude! It was captured on film nine years ago for my eternal viewing pleasure and for your eternal embarrassment. You're welcome!)
While my little Wish Fairy was putting her final touches on her wish making for my immediate happiness, I asked her what she thought about wishes.
"Wishes are prayers that look really pretty! God loves to hear your wishes!"
And with that, I will leave you with words of wisdom from this wee sage...
“You see, the most fantastic, magical things can happen, and it all starts with a wish!” ~ Jiminy Cricket
So tell me...
How do you get your wishing on?
Wishing you a lovely day!