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Never waste a wish

We’re big on wishes in this house — falling stars, birthday candles, eye lashes, four-leaf clovers, dandelion seeds.

We wish on just about anything.

Our post-Thanksgiving turkey tussles have become legendary.

Last night I found a wishbone tucked away in the cabinet above our stove. At first it grossed me out and I quickly calculated the last time I’d cooked a bird.

I’ll be honest, it had been a few weeks.

I turned to toss it, and then I paused.

Life’s too short, man. You have to wish upon every opportunity you have.

Hoard your wishes if you’d like.

Share them with a friend.

But, for the love of all things magical and free, never waste an opportunity to wish.

Step outside on a sticky sweet s’more summer night and wish upon the evening star.

Wish you may. Wish you might. Have the wish you wish tonight.

Wishes equal hope and God knows we need that in this world.

Wishes transcend the ages and best of all they’re free.

Throw a penny in a wishing well.

Close your eyes, think about what you want most in this world, and wish.

The rules are simple, the stakes high.

You can’t tell what you’ve wished for until it comes true. That’s the one real challenge of the gifted wisher.

Wishes can transform an ordinary Wednesday.

So, here’s your task: find a stray eyelash, or a dandelion gone to seed, or the first star you see.

Make a wish.

Don’t tell.

And then, the important part, believe.

We hope all your wishes come true.

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We celebrated optimism last night with this wishbone, which I grossly found in a kitchen cabinet.

Vinnie and Molly wishbone

I wasn’t going to waste a good wishbone, so I gave it to these two.

Molly and Vinnie broken wishbone

Weirdly, it split in three when they finally pulled..

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So, who gets the wish? Hmmmmm.

Here's Molly at her First Communion wishing on a dandelion.

Here’s Molly at her First Communion wishing on a dandelion.

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Molly has plenty of experience with wishbones. Here are she and Charlie in an epic standoff, Thanksgiving 2011. What follows is a series of photos from the famous Thanksgiving Take-Down of 2013…

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About Molly B and Me

Welcome to Molly B and Me! This is a blog written by a 53-year old mother of four grown children. Follow me as I discover how thrilling an empty nest can be. I write with love and humor as I travel all over this big, beautiful planet. I like to spin a yarn, but I can't knit at all. I'm a pretty good cook, which works out well because I like to eat. A former sportswriter, I'm an avid fan, especially of my beloved Green Bay Packers. I'll introduce you to my neighbors, including Connie the Cookie Lady and Macy the three-legged dog. Join me to see how great life can be on this side of the hill!

Posted on June 3, 2015, in Family and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Reblogged this on from the sticks to the bricks and back again and commented:

    Thank you for the opportunity to post on your very cool blog and to learn how to reblog on someone else’s blog. It has been an adventure. Hope all your wishes come true.

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