S01E18 If Wishes Could Come True


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Hi, you’re listening to Alabaster Jars. A collection of perspectives on life and spirituality written by women, for women and read by women.


I’m Sheena and the title of today’s reading is “If Wishes Could Come True”


The key verse for today is from Matthew chapter 7 verse 7


It says, (pause) “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.”

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I’m a realist. I’m so objective that in our very first year of marriage, I released Roy from the obligation of roses, chocolates and niceties on Valentine’s and anniversaries. But then, every once in a while, excess estrogen foams to the surface and I slip into wishful thinking.


Today is one of those days. So, here goes.


Ten things I wish I could have right now.

1. All three of my children living with me or next door to me.

2. Daily diet of chocolate, fruit, rice and fried fish—with an ample supply of fresh coconut on the side.

3. A green thumb and a golden voice.

4. A bed by a window that looks over the ocean.

5. The ability to travel, volunteer, help–anytime, anywhere.

6. Pets that don’t die or poo.

7. A book deal that’ll send Grisham into exile.

8. The license to be snarky–anytime, anywhere.

9. Roy seeing the wisdom in downsizing.

10. Never needing sleep.


Make time for yourself today. Sit in your favourite chair. Relax with a cup of whatever. And give yourself the luxury of making a list of wishes. One of them just might turn up one day as a serendipitous blessing.

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