Someone I loved once told me that wishes are important, even sacred, because every time we’re given an opportunity to make a wish, we’re also given the opportunity to make it come true.
Make Your Wishes Count
The catch (there’s always a catch, right?) is that what it takes to make a wish come true may be a higher price than you’re willing to pay.
Are you willing to do what it takes to make your wishes come true?
So, when making a wish, you should think about what you really want and decide if you’re really willing to do what it takes to make your wish come true.
It’s kind of common thinking to believe that you make a wish, then wait, and if you don’t get what you wished for, then wishes are lame – but – that isn’t how life works most of the time! If it was how life works, we would all be thin, rich, and happy.
Birthday Wishes on Candles
I’m thinking about wishes and how important a wish can be because today’s my birthday and birthdays are kind of the ultimate ‘wish days’ with candles on cakes and all that.
I like to pause and reflect on my life and the things I most want to change and, of course, what I’m willing to make happen before making a birthday wish – or any wish.
So, I really just wanted to say, to anyone who reads this – don’t waste your wishes on empty dreams – choose a wish you’re willing to work for, and when you get your wish, it will be all the sweeter for the effort you’ve invested.
Brief History of Birthday Candle Wishes
Wondering where the idea to wish on birthday cake candles came from?
The history of wishing on birthday candles goes back to Greek mythology – in which it was thought that the smoke from the extinguished flames carried a person’s wishes up to the gods.
Necklace wishes are the wishes you get to make when the clasp of a necklace moves to the front and touches the pendant in the front.
How to wish on a necklace…
The clasp has to actually touch the pendant, not just be close.
Plus, it’s really the same deal in that you have to be willing to act in order for the necklace wishes you make to come true.
Dandelion wishes are the wishes made before blowing on the dried seeds of a dandelion blossom.
How to wish on a dandelion…
Wishing on a dandelion is something many children learn when playing in the yard or a park.
To wish on a dandelion, choose a puffy, white dandelion that has lost all of its yellow petals.
Close your eyes and make a wish while taking a deep breath, then blow as hard as possible on the fluffy white seed pods.
Open your eyes, and see if all the puffy white seed pods are gone.
According to the legend, if you blew all the seeds into the air in one breath, your wish is supposed to come true and if there are still seeds attached to the stem, then you’ll have to try to wish again some other time because it isn’t going to come true.
So, to wind up this post, and what I hope is a message of hope, wishing on things with no plan to apply effort is just a form of superstition.
The power behind a wish lies with you – so choose your wishes carefully and wish for things that are worth the effort to work for – and may all your wishes come true.