A Wish for the Wish Giver
“What do you wish…” is a common phrase asked to learn more about people’s wants and desires. What you would tell your younger self, or what someone needed to hear but didn’t at a particular time.
It is such a loaded question, asking so much yet can do so little to obtain your wish. Which wish, though? You wish for so many things in a day without even realizing it. Some may come true while others don’t. Some wish for too much, while others not enough.
Whether your wish is inherently selfish or selfless, secret or public, shared or not, someone hears them all, sees them all, even if you don’t outwardly think or say your wishes out loud. Someone out there, a whimsical fairy, a little magical frog with a top hat, a religious figure, or maybe your local crossing guard, knows. They just do, just like how you know that a baby wants its mother or a dog wants to use the bathroom, or you get a strong feeling of unease around certain people and comfort around others.
A wish can be so many things, but how often do we wish to know who sees our wishes? Who grants them – and who doesn’t? How often do we wish for the giver of wishes to give themselves a break, to go on a vacation, or do something they wish for, for once? Whenever we wish for something, whether it be on a shooting star, to ourselves, to someone else, we should wish for the giver of wishes, whomever they may be, to wish for something for themselves and therefore spread the same love and joy a wish can bring to those who selflessly grant them to us.