Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Twenty Wishes :)

This weekend I read a great book!  "Twenty Wishes" by Debbie Macomber is a journey of several widowers who are searching to find happiness again.  Although I am not a widower, I think we all could use a little help getting back to happy.  With a new year beginning, many people resolve to do certain things.  They may want to lose weight, stop smoking, fall in love or even finish school.  But, what if we quit the resolution business.... According to Dr. Oz, only 1 in 750 New Years resolutions are actually kept or achieved.  I don't think these odds are particularly good.  So, I suggest making a wish list instead.  Wish for things you have always wanted.  Make the wishes realistic and encourage your closest friends to join in!

In the novel, many of the widowers "wishes" were coming true and without the help of their friends, they may have not even noticed all the good that was happening around them.  Some of the wishes in the novel included:

  • Learning karate
  • Finding a honorable man
  • Learning to belly dance
  • Travel to Paris
  • Own a pair of red Cowboy boots
  • Learn to knit
  • Learn to laugh again
I think that all of the above mentioned are within reach.  So, I have already started my list of 20 Wishes.  Since I am turning 30 this year, I think its a good time to love the life I live and really look for my true happy.  It's good for all of us to do a little cleaning sometimes, even it that cleaning includes ourselves or our priorities! Here is a sample of some of my 20 Wishes..... but some just have to remain private!
  1. Take a foreign language class.
  2. Perform at least 1 act of random kindness a day.
  3. Let go of old grudges.

Book Credit: Macomber, Debbie. Twenty Wishes. Mira Books, Ontario Canada. 2008

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE this post! Such a great reminder to love the life we live.