Sometimes I wish

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The dictionary defines a wish as follows:” A desire, longing, or strong inclination for a specific thing.” With this definition in mind, I started to think about my desires,longings or strong inclinations. What am I wishing for?

I think it is perfectly normal to start thinking about materialistic things. How about a new camera body, larger monitor or a special High Density filter that will turn my water photographs into a piece of art? Funny enough, if I look at the definition, then I realize that I don`t have a longing or strong inclination for these items. It would be very nice to have them but it is not my heart`s desire.

Sometimes I wish for things that I cannot have. So why wish for it? Because it is a desire and a longing and in my case `longing`goes hand-in-hand with a loss or sadness.

Any person who are separated from their loved ones will understand my desire, my wish, my longing. Sometimes I wish we could all be together for a meal, joking around the table and laughing until my stomach hurts.

Sometimes I wish I could see my loved ones who have passed on, one more time. Tell them that I love them and give them a super size hug.

Sometimes I wish I could have my daughters with me – all the time. Having long conversations with them while I am lying in the bath – the way it used to be.

Sometimes I wish I could have my best friend closer.I miss her so much. Sometimes I wish I could run over to her house with a bottle of wine and chat the night away.

Sometimes I wish I took things slower and did things differently.

There comes a time in your life when it makes no difference if you wish for something or not. At least I find that rings true in my case. Maybe I am at a point in my life where I live with what I have. When I receive something that I have wished for, I go down on my knees and say thank you a thousand times.

I am participating today in a blog hop called Blog-Tag You’re It and this is my contribution. Thank you very much Melissa Tandoc for tagging me. Melissa is a dear friend whom I met through blogging and she  blogs at Depth. Please visit her blog when you have a moment.  Without even knowing it, she has taught me so much about life.

I am honoured to pass it on to Privy Trifles who blogs at WingstomywordsI have also met Privy through blogging and I remember a conversation with her once where she told me: “I love your blog because for Me it is like a window to a world I see only in magazines / movies.” Needless to say she renewed my spirits and I appreciate the hand of friendship that she has extended to me. In her own words:

I am like a wave in the sea which constantly goes up and down but still manages to give out a picture of serenity. Very inquisitive about the enigma called LIFE and struggling to carve a niche for myself. I yearn to be a banyan tree and cease being a creeper. I live by the moments that take my breath away and create them whenever possible.

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  1. I wish for you all your wishes to come true..and if even one does..I will drop to my knees and say thank you a thousand times… I see your heart in your writings and your pictures…i see beauty inside and out….I wish Grace and Peace to you tonight.. and may all your wishes come true… I love you ..As always…XOXOXOXO

    1. Dear Bonnie, I feel like climbing through the screen and giving you a hug…you know the super size one that I was talking about in my post? You brought me to tears and I just want to say thank you for your kind words and your loving heart! Love you too and have a blessed day!!! xxxxx

  2. Beautiful post…I loved the part at the end…”There comes a time in your life when it makes no difference if you wish for something or not. At least I find that rings true in my case. Maybe I am at a point in my life where I live with what I have. When I receive something that I have wished for, I go down on my knees and say thank you a thousand times.”

    I could relate to your wishing of seeing past loved ones one last time. I wish that too…It brings a grimace to one’s soul when there are words left unspoken that should have been. But thank goodness God’s love covers all offenses and heals all wounds in the end.

    1. Hi Jessica, you are so right! God`s love covers all offences and heals all wounds. Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts and for always cheering me up with your insightful comments! Have a blessed day!

  3. I think it’s always the longing for loved ones we’ve lost that gets to the very core of being … many ways there’s always a space within us for the one’s we’ve lost in various ways. Here’s wishing your wishes come true – someday, Neli.

    1. Thank you very much Suzy for your kind words. I read your sentence about being at peace a couple of times and I think you are right. I might not be at peace with myself but I am at peace with my circumstances 🙂 Have a blessed day and thank you for the visit!

  4. Oh Nelieta…yes, those are definitely on my wish list as well, although chances of them ever coming true for me is slim. To have my mother back again for just a moment…to say everything I didn’t have the opportunity to say before she passed away would be a dream come true. And if truth be told, I don’t know that I would say anything. I would probably just hold her tightly and cry.
    To have all of the family around a dinner table again would be a blessing. Ever since Michaela was diagnosed, we have sort of been…well, let’s just say the family doesn’t get together with us like they used to. I truly miss that.
    And, I have 2 very close friends, both of which live a distance from me. How nice it would be to be able to just give them a ring and meet up for lunch one day. What a refreshing day that would be for me.
    Thank you Nelieta for sharing your wishes. You have brought a smile to my heart and given me the strength to remember mine without tears ♥♥♥

    1. Dear Mary, thank you for sharing your thoughts. What would we say given the opportunity? I am sure it is like you say…hold them tight and cry. I am so sorry to hear about family time getting less. Sometimes I think it is more important for us than for the people who are not staying in contact. I read your comment a couple of times and it is the end that stuck a chord with me: “and given me the strength to remember mine without tears.” When I wrote this post I didn`t cry once. I felt sad but I didn`t cry. That means I have accepted my situation and still have hope 🙂 Have a blessed day!

  5. I came back a couple of times to read this…absorb it and reflect. I think it is normal at times to wish for “stuff”…but your wishes are from the heart and soul. The people in our lives that have become part of who we are…our fiber, remain in our thoughts and wishes. Friends and family who are a great distance away, and those who have passed still influence us daily. A beautiful post indeed. To realize any wish…even for a moment is something to cherish.

    Be well,

    1. Hi Ron, thank you for leaving this wonderful comment. Yes you are so right! They do influence us daily and are part of who were are. Thank you Ron for sharing that!

  6. Your wishes really hit home, Nelieta, especially about being with loved ones and family. I certainly am blessed not to live too far away from my closest relatives, but it is far enough that we don’t see each other as often as I would wish.
    Blessings to you and hoping your wishes come true!

    1. Thank you very much Martha for sharing! I guess we just have to accept that that is a fact of life. Sometimes I envy people here in Argentina who buy a large piece of land and have homes for all the family members on the plot 🙂 Have a blessed day!

  7. Hi, Nelieta! ~

    For some reason, even though you say you don’t wish for anything (which you also recently commented on my blog post) your post seems to strike a sad chord. I don’t know exactly why. Perhaps there are also cultural issues at play as we try to understand each others’ treatment of this topic? Thank you for sharing! XOXOX

    1. Hi Linda, thank you for your comment. Interesting that you should mention that. When I wrote this post I never cried. Yet, I felt sad. Almost like I was mourning…strange isn`t it. Lately I feel almost numb or neutral about certain things in my life. I guess I am going through a new phase in my life…who knows??? xxxxx

  8. Dearest Nel,

    I wish that the wish you made here comes true. I will start praying right away. How beautifully you have expressed the wished that are deep down inside you. Nel, there are so many things like the ones you have mentioned that one takes for granted. After reading this, I realise that one should cultivate gratitude for different things that one is blessed with. Thanks Nel for enabling me to think about so many different aspects of love, life and relationships.

    Joy always,

    1. Dear Susan, thank you so much for your lovely comment and for sharing your thoughts. Yes, I think we take a lot of things for granted. We should always be grateful for what we have. Prayers are always welcome my friend…thank you! Have a blessed day! xxx

  9. Such a lovely wish 🙂

    Amidst these innocent and heartfelt wishes there was hidden somewhere a deeper wish to be there with loved ones ,cherish all those moments for ever and bring the time to a standstill !

    Our family , friends and loved ones add a beautiful meaning to our lives, without whom our life seems blank. Thanks, for making me wish for such beautiful things and look up half hoping He will say AMEN!

    1. Hi Privy, thank you so much for your comment and for sharing. They do add a beautiful meaning to our lives 🙂 I hope your wishes come true dear Privy!

  10. Sorry, took my time to drop by.
    It is important to make peace with our lives…the way it is.
    When a wish is not fulfilled we become unhappy…instead, being content with what we have, we are saving ourselves from unwanted stress.

    Hope all your wishes come true.

    1. Hi Janu, no problem my friend! It is very important to make peace with our lives. If not we will always be wishing and never be content. Have a blessed day!! xxxxx

  11. I love that you included the definition of wish at the beginning of your post, Nelieta.

    “Sometimes I wish we could all be together for a meal, joking around the table and laughing until my stomach hurts.” — oh this wish made me miss some of my good friends whom i really enjoy laughing with! And for those who left this earth ahead of us, I am thinking of my maternal grandmother and my cousin who died when we were still babies. I do want to give them a hug, too.

    It was lovely reading about the deepest desires of your heart, Nelieta. Your honesty is beautiful. Much love to you ♥♥♥ God bless 🙂

    1. Hi Irene, thank you so much for your kind words and for sharing your wishes. I can just imagine what a wonderful reunion is awaiting us when we re-connect with our loved ones again 🙂 Have a blessed day!!!!

  12. Ah a lovely post of peace and comfort. Your wishes are true to the heart of you, which is large and soft. Such wonderful truthfulness in your words, Thank you you have made me reflect and cry a bit. Love to you.

  13. Beautiful…. and so very real! I loved this: “Maybe I am at a point in my life where I live with what I have. When I receive something that I have wished for, I go down on my knees and say thank you a thousand times.”

    I too sometimes wish for things I cannot have or desire… and sometimes that includes the way it was… hugs to ya!

    1. Thank you so much Amy for sharing and for your lovely comment. Yes, these wishes are real and what I long for so very often. May your wish come true dear Amy! xxx

  14. Oooo…it took me a while to come back but my eyes and ears are more opened now than it was the days before.

    I could resonate with your wish as a ‘longing’. And I take you to a special place in my heart with my thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

    I always think you are a step closer today to your dreams than yesterday :* Lots of love Nelieta :*

    I’ll be visiting your other posts in a short while 🙂

    1. Dear Melissa, thank you very much for your visit. Prayers are always welcome, needed and appreciated my friend! No rush Melissa, the posts will still be here 🙂 Lots of love xxxx

  15. “There comes a time in your life when it makes no difference if you wish for something or not. At least I find that rings true in my case. Maybe I am at a point in my life where I live with what I have. When I receive something that I have wished for, I go down on my knees and say thank you a thousand times”
    I find myself in agreement with you on this, Nelieta … but with one difference:
    If I were to get down on my knees, alas, I would never be able to get back up again, LOL.
    A wonderful essay, making some very valid points.
    With respect, Pat.

    1. Hi Patsperambulations, I had such a good laugh when you said about not getting back up again! Thank you very much for stopping by and for commenting, Have a wonderful week!

  16. Hi, Nelieta … I have a week of writing reports ahead of me … but I can assure you I will have fun afterwards, because Corine just asked whether anyone’s up for another blog tag? … I love writing stories, so, you never know … the next topic might allow me to do just that 🙂
    (As long as I make sure I don’t need to kneel down, LOL)
    With smiles, Pat.

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