If you had one wish, what would it be?
Would you wish you never aged again, or even -- never died?
Would you wish for an end to human suffering?
Would you wish to become a millionaire?
Would you wish for true love?
Would you wish for power, success, achievement?
Would you wish for happiness, joy, satisfaction?
Would you wish for intelligence? To know every language on earth?
Would you wish you could time travel?
Would you wish for a pony? For a house? For a car?
Would you wish for a superpower? To be invisible, run fast, be abnormally strong?
Would you wish to have the body of a Victoria's Secret model? Or a gladiator?
Would you wish to be a gifted writer, or a painter, or a musician?
Would you wish for your deceased loved ones to be alive once again?
Would you wish to fly to space?
Would you wish for mother earth to replenish and for climate change to no longer be a concern?
Would you wish to come back for another run at this thing called life?
Would you wish for a child?
Would you wish to once again BE a child?
Truth is, in life we are given many wishes. Sure, they may not be as grand as most of those I listed are... but they are wishes nonetheless and they were granted to us the moment we took the first breath of life.
If we don't focus all of our attention on what we DON'T have, we can begin to see what we DO have. I wish us all a sense of gratitude. Gratitude for the wishes already fulfilled by the time we stepped out of the womb and into the light.
Gratitude to simply be alive. To be here. To simply... BE.
In April 2020, while experiencing her first ever global pandemic, Tamar Pelzig pledged to write something every day, even if it's only a word, so she welcomed to the world a daily blog to keep her creative writing wheels rolling.
Header Art: Daniel Landerman