I took the challenge, opened a Word document (it does the numbering for you) and made my list. It was a very interesting exercise and I encourage all of you to give it a try.
Some of my thoughts on doing this.
- At first I was treating it like a bucket list of things to do rather than a wish list of things to hope for, but once I got that distinction in my mind it was more fun. What I mean is, instead of a list of things I would like to do or own, I could add things like wishing for financial security for a friend. That doesn't mean I have to provide it (but wouldn't it be nice if I could?)
- I have very few wishes for things. And because I live a pretty simple life, the things I did want are probably taken for granted by many people. For example, my house doesn't have a bathtub (don't worry, there is running water and a shower, just no tub) so that is on my list.
- A couple of times I asked myself if I wanted to wish for something for a particular person in my life and then thought "No, not really." Sorry.
- Many of my wishes had to do with improving or mending relationships. (See my less than generous attitude referenced above. Hmmm.)
- A fair number of the items on my list are things I could make happen now.
- One wish I made was to meet some of my online friends in person. Wouldn't that be fun?
Take a few minutes to really think about what you want in your life and make a list. It'll be fun. Really.