What would I do if I was granted three wishes? Have you ever thought about what you'd do? I have, but I've never thought of it in terms of wishes being granted - what if I won the lottery? What if I could do whatever I want? What if there were no limits?
What would I wish for if I could have anything I wanted?
I would wish to follow my passions in work and in life without fear of failure. That doesn't mean I'd stop being cautious and thinking about probable outcomes. But even knowing that I might fail, I'd live my dreams.
I would wish to know real love. Not "true" love (whatever that means), not even forever love - nothing is truly forever. Real love. The kind of love that is with you when you're sick in bed, feeling like you could die; the kind of love that is with you when you try and fail, try and fail, and finally try and succeed; the kind of love that kisses you when you have morning breath with the same amount of passion found during love-making.
I would wish for my children and their children to have the same - follow their passions and know real love.
Somewhere along the way in life, I stopped wishing for more money, a better house, a nicer car, more clothes, whatever. Yes, those things would be nice, and if the opportunity presents itself, I'll take it. But really, I just want to be happy in my skin, doing what I love, surrounded by the people who love me for me.
The reality is that I don't need to wish for those things - none of us do. Sometimes, you have to close your eyes and take a leap of faith - and you can have everything you want. If you're willing to work hard enough for it.
This week's Wicked Wednesday prompt asked a simple question. What do you do with three wishes?