“Mimi, what do you wish for the most?”
I couldn’t speak. The question distilled my deepest desires down to sudden tears that stung.
Only later did I realize the knee-jerk response hadn’t been to play with The Royal Philharmonic.
I swallowed the truth that would sadden my niece. To deflect her attention, I whispered,
“What do you wish for, Golden Girl?”
She didn’t hesitate.
“For there to be only goodness and kindness in the world.”
What do you wish for the most?
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I’m with her on that one, that we should all treat others as we would be treated ourselves. Other than that, I would wish that children could have innocence for much longer, in a world that is becoming so hard and cruel.
Love your thoughts, Chris. The erosion of that innocence has disturbed me profoundly. And I don’t know why it’s so hard for us to treat others as we would love to be treated.
Agreed and more compassion, would make for an easier world to thrive in.
The ability to communicate my knowledge, energy and passion for health helping people achieve lifestyle modifications of their choices resulting in a new positive in attitude toward life, self motivation, improved self discipline and ultimately the ability to experience happiness and fulfillment.
so, what instrument would you play with the Philharmonic?
That was never my goal. Neither do I have a niece. =) Appreciate the wondering, though.
So beautiful. Children can state things so purely ~ and we can all learn from their simple wisdom.
Yes, it’s amazing what comes out of their minds and how much they have to teach us.
For what better wish could there be? Out of the mouths of babes. 🙂
I wish we could respect humanity.
That all children would never feel fear or hunger and they would only hear kind words.
Great post. My wish is for world peace which really equates to goodness and kindness, I suppose.
You’re among the kindest people I’ve met, Yvonne, whose work with animals and the helpless betrays a special compassion. If only we could clone you.
Diana, you are vastly over-rating me. But, thank you. I think that you too, are a very kind person.
Beautiful. With all that is happening around us, this simple request stirs our hearts with a hope and prayer that maybe this would become reality!
Thank you Diana.
A wise and lovely wish from your niece Diana.
I receive these “gifts” of wondrous, silly, profound conversation with my children every day. They keep me connected to all that is good. I want them to be proud of their mama. My most recent wish – big goal – is to whip up a book, like a deliciously satisfying slice of pumpkin pie. I want to be a published author. That’s what I want. I was thinking of Createspace. What do you think lovely?
I know little about Createsp except that a friend put out her children’s book there but wherever you showcase it, I heartily encourage you to go with it. I’m so glad you shared. And I expect it’ll be the Fourth of July in every bite. 😉 And this hits home: ” I want them to be proud of their mama.”
What a fantastic post to read on a Monday morning. Thank you, Diana!
My wish? In addition to world peace and fresh flowers on my table–it’s quite simple. I want my kids to never be hurt–I want to take that hurt and keep them safe forever.
Perhaps, world peace is easier 😉
Now, what is YOUR wish?
I brought up the difference between hurt and harm with another blogger who wished as you did, M. Susan, I believe it was. Elisabeth Elliott has written that the cuts of the Great Physician will hurt but He will never harm us. Our kiddos will have to face and endure hurt to grow, won’t they? Sigh.
I wish…I could be in all the rooms in this house at once. I would be writing, cleaning, organizing, homeschooling, cooking at the same time. LOL. Then maybe I could feel finished enough to SLeeP.
(but yes, to be in all rooms)
And, a huge YES to your wise words. What a great perspective – harm vs hurt. Thank you xo
I wish for everyone deserving to be happy
I’ll ask the rugrats tonight what they wish for most and will report back with their answers. Should be interesting since the 3 year old’s daycare teacher asked her “what is your dad’s job?” and she answered, “Grass.” She’s such a nark! 😉
Grass. LOL. What in the world…. LOL.
It’s like she doesn’t even know me at all…
OMG. I just now caught the list. You weigh bigger pounds??! Pink?! LOL….Adorable. Yeah, the cat’s outa the bag. I always knew you looked up to Batman.
Yes, she really nailed me. Spot on! Hahaha, and of course my favorite food is “broccoli”, duh!
I love the generosity of a child’s heart. If only we didn’t grow up.
Thank you for stopping by mine 🙂 What a beautiful story~
=) Thx for connecting.
How touchingly poignant! The innocence and honesty of children can surely wrench the heart.
I love this piece. And offer thanks for visiting Mocha Muse. I appreciate your “like!”
How thoughtful. Thanks for connecting. =)
I wish that every person felt truly loved but also experience not feeling loved for a short while so they appreciate the power of love and have greater compassion and understanding.
Hmm. How thoughtful. Thanks, Aysha.
Beautiful sentiment, Diana! Children often seem to have it all figured out until they hit puberty.
I wish that people could love and fully accept themselves and others. I think that would take care of many of the world’s problems.
Until puberty. Ha ha ha. =) Yes, until then they have so much to teach us.
What I wish for most? I think to stop worrying about everything all the time. If only good and kindness existed in the world, then that would happen. So I guess I wish for the same thing as your niece. 🙂 Btw thank you for visiting my blog in July and liking my post. I’ve not been blogging lately, so sorry I’m so late getting back with you. I just followed you too! 🙂
Thanks for sharing – and following, Alexandra. I’m with you on the worrying. I think it actually takes me more effort nOt to worry. =) *Women*
Would love to stay connected,
Great bloog you have here