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If Wishes Could Come True

by Fylvia Fowler Kline

I’m a realist. I’m so objective that in our very first year of marriage, I released Roy from the obligation of roses, chocolates and niceties on Valentine’s and anniversaries. But then, every once in a while, excess estrogen foams to the surface and I slip into wishful thinking. Today is one of those days. So, here goes.

Ten things I wish I could have right now.

  1. All three of my children living with me or next door to me.
  2. Daily diet of chocolate, fruit, rice and fried fish—with an ample supply of fresh coconut on the side.
  3. A green thumb and a golden voice.
  4. A bed by a window that looks over the ocean.
  5. The ability to travel, volunteer, help–anytime, anywhere.
  6. Pets that don’t die or poo.
  7. A book deal that’ll send Grisham into exile.
  8. The license to be snarky–anytime, anywhere.
  9. Roy seeing the wisdom in downsizing.
  10. Never needing sleep.

Make time for yourself today. Sit in your favorite chair. Relax with a cup of whatever. And give yourself the luxury of making a list of wishes. One of them just might turn up one day as a serendipitous blessing. (I got #4 for two days last month!)