We’re back to “basics” in this week’s post and we’re realizing that we have covered just about everything we know about the basics of wishing. In today’s post, we want to talk about how the content of our wishes has evolved over the last several years.
It may be that the overall content of your wish list is pretty consistent from year to year and that's wonderful! For Barbara, it was a little different. The first year - her “learning” year about wishes and her wishing journey - she had a lot of things on her list like a perfect pair of glasses, an ideal handbag, and so forth.
In her second year of wishing, having fulfilled so many of her desires for things she needed and wanted, her wishes tended to be more about relating; how she wanted to be with others in her world. And most of those wishes came true!
In her third year of wishing, having harvested the best of relating to the people she loves and having closed the door on some relationships that were no longer mutually beneficial, she noticed that what was most on her mind were clarity about things that troubled her and improvements she wanted to make in her health.
With all that coming true at a sometimes dazzling pace, she found herself turning to “meaning,” the purpose of her life, the steps to achieve what mattered. That was last year, her fourth year of having this formal wish practice. Somewhere in between the third and fourth years, she began to notice - and told Margie - that there was this kind of “evolution” that seemed to occur.
For Margie, it’s been a bit different. Each year has consistently held an array of wishes in the same categories as Barbara describes. So if you find your wishing shifts from year to year - like Barbara - or that your heart’s desires are more consistently holistic from year to year - like Margie - both are brilliant!
Lastly, you can always set a theme for your wish list in any given time period. It is much like our “buckets.” You can decide that you want to construct a set of wishes, for example, around your health, or your financial well-being, and so forth.
We would love to hear how wishing works for you from year to year! Please contact us with your stories, your questions, and/or your thoughts on what our next post(s) should be about!
Next week, our post will be brought to you by the letter P for perspective.
Peace and All Good
Margie and Barbara
The Wish Mavens
The photo featured in this post was taken by (and is copyrighted by) Margaret A. Herrick.