How many times have you said "I wish"????
How many times have you said it with hope.... "Make a wish!!", as we tell our children to wish for something they don't have.
How many times have you said it with anger or frustration...."I wish you'd", fill in the rest; clean your room, get better grades, do this, do that, be more this, more that.
Think about it. I have :(
What I have noticed is, "I Wish" is asking for something that appears to not be there. It attempts to bring something into being, bring something into existence, something into reality, that isn't present.
It is asking for something that isn't.
It is focusing on what isn't.
It is focusing on lack.
I am grateful, I recognized this. I am grateful for I wish.
I am grateful rejoices in, what is. I am grateful see's. I am grateful draws in and I wish pushes away. I am grateful recognizes something or someones "beingness". In a way it says things are perfect as they are. It is focusing on fulfillment or contentment.
The simple point of this post is to bring awareness to what you say regarding these two words. What if we asked our children at their birthday to tell us something they are grateful for rather than keeping a secret? What might change? What might change if we let our children know what we are grateful for about them rather than what we wish for from them?
If there is something we want for ourselves or someone else, maybe we just ask to be blessed with it. Maybe instead of wishing, we stop an extra second and make that move for desire to be a move from the heart, for ourselves or on behalf of another. The outcome might be more likely and the energy more inline with love.
May you be blessed to see the blessing that surround you. Blessed to see reality for what it is. May you be blessed to blessed. Blessed with patience, compassion, awareness and love.