What would you do if you had a magic wand? Go on ! Right now! What would you do if you had a magic wand? Wish for world peace? Cure all diseases? Make the sun shine for your barbeque?
The idea of the three wishes appears so much in children's stories. As a child most of us must have thought about what wishes we would make if given the chance.
My first one was always to have good eyesight, and that sort of came true when I got my contact lenses.
My friend Eileen always said she'd wish for another three straight away so she could just keep on wishing.
It seems we spend a lot of time wishing, make a wish as you stir the Christmas pudding, as you blow out the candles on your birthday cake, as you gaze upon the new moon, as you throw a coin in a fountain.
Someone said to be careful what you wish for because it might come true and you'd be stuck with it and I suppose he meant that we don't always know what is best for us.
Of course you have to be careful what you wish for, we don't need anyone to tell us that, so many childhood stories warn us about it.
The king that wished that everything he touched would turn to gold had great difficulty eating. Paddy O'Toole and the green glass bottle got beaten up by little leprechauns.
It has reportedly been proved by people who know about these things that if someone wins the lottery their extra happiness will last just three months and then they will be back to square one.
Anyone who has fallen in love knows that heartache often comes side by side.
Anyone who enjoys good health knows they can never take it for granted.
Anyone from a reasonably happy family knows how easily the balance can be upset, the arrival of a girl friend who is just a bit too possessive, a brother-in-law who wants to whisk his family off to Australia, a father who loses his job.
So there we have money, love, health and family all need constant care and surveillance.
Back to the three wishes then what are you going to wish for? Whatever it is make sure it's something that will not harm anyone else, something that will make you a better person maybe and then do you know what? You can start making it come true all by yourself.
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