Before I get into my three wishes I want to express the panic I’d feel if it were actually possible for my three wishes to come true.
Because, let’s face it, in every portrayal we’ve ever seen in entertainment the wishes are granted in such a way that makes things uncomfortable or – at times – horrific for the wisher, as the wishes often have an ominous spin on them.
Has anyone ever heard of The Monkey’s Paw? ::shiver::
Let me just admit I don’t do well with hypotheticals, but I’ll try my best. No one said it had to be a genie who granted my wishes, but they typically are the ones doing it. In my hypothetical I choose Jeannie the genie over other genies because she’s cute and she makes me laugh:
Obviously I’d set Jeannie free first and then let her choose if she wanted to granted me wishes or not, unlike some douchebags. Ahem, Aladdin.
In all seriousness, let’s get down to the Three Wishes. (It’s about time, Quix!)
WISH #1: To have a healthy body and mind
This seems like an obvious one, but physically I’d like to be in great shape. I don’t mean for vanity reasons, though that doesn’t hurt. I simply want to be able to move around with ease and without pain, and don’t want to be held back from life.
Additionally, my mood disorder makes me suffer needlessly. It robs me of my ability to enjoy life, often times even function, and keeps me inside my own head instead of out there making a positive difference in the world.
WISH #2: Ability to travel to see all my family and friends
If I had the time and money I’d visit my extended family, all the friends I’ve lost touch with, and all the new friends I’ve made and haven’t met in real life. If #1 were granted first it would make this wish easier, because I wouldn’t be so afraid of really connecting with others in real life. #1 feels essential, my second wish would bring me joy.
WISH #3: My kids to feel safe and secure
Above all, even more than the first two, I want my kids to feel like they are okay, that they are safe and secure. Physically, psychologically, emotionally, socially, financially, etc. All the above. My current way of trying to make this happen isn’t working. It’d be easier for a genie to just give it to them. But, nope, I’m a parent (a lousy one in this regard) and I have to find a way to make it happen.
Wow, that got serious. But, ya know what, it reveals what’s in my heart and why I’m unhappy a lot at home.
I can work on all three of these wishes to make them come true. Not fully in the way I’d like them too, but they are certainly goals I can reach for.
What about you?
What would your three wishes be?