Between the wish and the thing life lies waiting.
I wish I had better skin. I wish I didn't have to look at rosacea and hormonal dark patches every day.
I wish I had soft feet.
I wish I knew what it was like to be "the pretty one" instead of "the smart one".
I wish aging was easier and not accompanied by failing health.
I wish politics would go away.
I wish Israel would give the Palestinian people the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. I feel bad that the Palestinian people have no land to call home.
I wish there was a home for all the homeless people.
I wish there was a job available for everyone who wanted one.
I wish college didn't cost so much. I wish every high school graduate could attend college if they chose to.
I wish I had a staff to do the cooking, cleaning and grocery shopping for me. I don't want to live in a mansion, I like my house just fine. I just don't like taking care of it. If I had a staff I would treat them like family and include them on vacations and holidays and I would do nice things for their children.
I wish I knew what I wanted to be when I grow up. I feel bad that I have no goals or ambition.
I wish disabilities would go away, especially for children. If they have to exist, I wish there were better services for the families of disabled children.
I wish Social Security actually worked. I wish it would generously support those who have worked all their lives so they can relax in their golden years.
I wish everyone knew and loved Jesus. I wish all Christians, myself included, would act just like him so they would attract people to him rather than repel them from him.
I wish people in general were nicer.
I wish I had better people skills.
I wish I was better at keeping in touch with old friends instead of letting them slip away. I wish they knew I think about them often.
I wish I knew how to turn off my brain. I wish I could clear my mind so that I could just sit and "be" without falling asleep.
I wish I didn't have narcolepsy.
I wish I knew what it was like to not be tired.
I wish I knew what it felt like to wake up in the morning and feel rested.
I wish I understood love better. I have a much better grasp on it than I used to but I'm still not sure what it is, what it looks like or what it feels like.
I wish sex was easier to talk about, especially with young people.
I wish hormones could be bottled up and kept safe until the appropriate time to release them.
I wish addiction didn't exist.
I wish forgiveness was easy. So easy in fact that no one would ever harbor resentment or bitterness.
I wish no one ever went hungry. I feel bad when I throw out bananas that I forgot to eat.
I wish my wishes were less selfish. Most of them have something to do with my own personal comfort.
I wish everyone who has wishes could feel joy and contentment even when their wishes remain unfulfilled.