Wish Upon A Star

Chelsea - Westlake, Ohio
Entered on January 9, 2009
Age Group: 18 - 30
Themes: hope

Wish on a Star

I believe in wishing. Every year on my birthday I wish for the same thing that never comes true. Every shooting star, lost penny, or eye lash I find I make a wish hoping that it’s that little something that might push me towards getting what I want. Even though most of the time it never works I still believe in wishing because I think that by wishing we keep hope. The problem with wishes is that we always wish for something big and extravagant that is extremely hard to grasp. Why don’t people wish for simple things like a sunny day or not getting hiccups? People only wish for things that are worth it, they don’t want to waste the wish on something simple that doesn’t mean that much to them.

I’m one of 4 daughters in my family and whenever someone tells my dad how lucky he is, he always has the same response. He tells this story of how when he was in college, before he had even met my mom, he was driving down the road and saw a shooting star. He made a wish on the star that someday he would be surrounded by beautiful women. He said that even though it was not how he expected his wish to come true, it still did because he now has a wife, 4 daughters, and 2 girl dogs.

Richard Bash once said “You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.” You are simply not granted a wish just because you want it badly; you have to make things happen for yourself. By making a wish we figure out our deepest desires and when we figure those out we can work towards achieving them. The beauty about wishing is that we can do it as often as we like without any consequences. Even if what we wish for isn’t exactly what we asked for, we still might get something that we might even be happier with. I never stop wishing.