The first wish came to me without hesitation: I wish I were living in Paris already, right this minute. I'm tired of thinking about it and longing for it and talking about it and wishing for it, so my wish is that it just IS in the here and now, rather than something I want to do "someday soon".
Then, knowing I only had two wishes left (and that we're not allowed to wish for more wishes) I found myself debating about it. Should I wish to be thin? To get a 6-figure book deal and be a famous writer? For world peace and no more hungry, suffering children? Should I wish for good health for me and my loved ones? Can my wishes be entirely selfish, or shouldn't I be wishing for something big for someone else who really needs it - like for some peace of mind for my best friend who has had a really rough year?
I realized I had the proverbial angel on one shoulder and a little devil on the other. The
annoying cherubic angel is urging me to be selfless and generous with my remaining wishes -- after all, my first wish was entirely selfish, for me alone -- while that snotty little devil is saying, "The hell with that, they're YOUR wishes so you should get to use them for yourself!"
So I'm on the fence about these last two wishes. I'd really like to wish for a great, lasting and all-consuming love to come into my life, a man unlike no other I've ever met, the man of my dreams. I'd really like to wish that my mother would win the lottery so she could enjoy the rest of her life without financial worries -- she worked so hard taking care of my sister and I on her own since I was 10, and she deserves some abundance for a change. I'd really like to wish for an end to intolerances of every shape and kind because it's intolerance that is behind all the war, genocide, racism and terrorism in the world. I'd really like to wish that I would once and for all, finally resolve my life-long struggle with food and self-care and take off all this extra weight for good. And I really WOULD like to wish that a major book deal is close at hand because I love writing more than anything else, professionally speaking, and it would be so great to get paid some serious money to do what I love most.
I just can't make up my mind. Too many choices. And so few wishes left.
So, because I'm assuming these are not time-limited wishes -- no one mentioned anything about a deadline -- I am going to just sit with the other two wishes for a while. Wishes are powerful things and I want to make sure I use mine properly.
Oh, wait... I almost forgot. I get a FOURTH wish! Although my birthday was yesterday I'm officially celebrating it today, and there will be a birthday cake with a candle to wish upon. So that gives me even more options... but I'd better hurry up and decide on at least one more wish before dinnertime today.
Na na na-na na... I get one more wish than you guys... (that's that little devil talking again. Sorry.)