Wishes…Just Waiting

Do you ever make a wish, just because? 

We are definitely wish-makers. 

Of course, there are the somewhat standard wishing opportunities that come with birthday candles, spotting the first star at night, and seeing falling stars. Those are pretty much a given with the wish seekers. 

However, I find myself sending out small, in-the-moment hopes and dreams at other moments as well. For instance, when Little Bit’s and my birthday date pops up on the digital clock, I make a wish. Every time I see 1234 in a row on a digital clock, it’s wishing time. 

I’d have to say, our all time favorite kind of wishes are dandelion wishes. 

Talk about some fun! I love the idea of simply grabbing a white dandelion, taking a big breath, making a wish, and blowing those seeds out to who knows where the wind will carry them. 

Don’t you just love the limitless possibilities of that?  It’s like being completely free to put ideas and thoughts out into the world with no fear of self doubt or judgment. Thoughts, hopes, and dreams are all packaged up in a simple flower.

I once met a gal who said her children were not allowed to make dandelion wishes. Her reasoning? Because she didn’t want more dandelions in her yard. She said didn’t want more weeds. 

What??? What about running amuck across the yard, hair flying, giggles abounding, and joy radiating around the beauty of letting go and stepping into childhood for a few minutes? Hmmm. Guess I’m more of a wildflower type girl myself. 

Last Sunday it was a quiet day here. About mid-afternoon, I stepped outside and that’s when I saw them! 

Our yard was completely packed with potential wishes! Dandelions were everywhere! I sat down on the sidewalk and watched the wind whip their stems. If it’s possible for flowers to be happy, I’m pretty sure they were. Not once did I see even one try to hold still and fight the wind. Love that. 

In the days since, I have kept my eye on all those dandelions. In the mornings, they’re drenched with dew. In the afternoons, they seem to enjoy soaking up the sun, and when evening comes, I seem to find myself scrambling a bit, trying to get a picture so you can see what I see. 

Right now I’m standing in my yard with a huge smile plastered across my face. In every direction I look, dandelions are standing tall and with them are thousands of wishes… just waiting.


29 thoughts on “Wishes…Just Waiting

  1. Oh Jessica, you put the biggest smile on my face this morning. What a perfect post for a sunny day when my backyard is looking rather barren and dry. BUT I know with a bit of rain we’ll have growth and then the dandelions will come. And I love them. :-) Still, to this day I find it hard to pass one without picking it up, closing my eyes and making a wish. So I guess, what I’m saying is that I’m a wish-maker too. Just like you. No surprise there. Beautiful post, as usual, full of life and hope. Thank you. xo

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    • I’m praying for rain so your yard fills up with dandelions!! Ha! What a funny contradiction to a plant most consider a troublesome weed!

      I can just picture you picking one and making your wish. I figured you’d totally get this post. Peas in a pod!

      Thank you for your kind words there at the end. Tomorrow I’m going to pick handfuls and blow big wishes for your mum. And, send big kisses her way, too.

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        • I wish you were here to see this yard. The camera doesn’t even do it justice. There are literally thousands of wishes. It’s so weird. Our yard doesn’t usually have so many. It’s almost like the Universe has laid them at her feet. An unexplained gift from somewhere. Every time I walk outside, I just smile. That’s a gift I’ll take anytime. :) Little Bit and I will run amuck tomorrow with wishes for mum. ❤️

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          • I can see it in my mind. In fact I’m having one of those days where I feel as though things are changing around me. Swirling. I can’t explain it but I feel a shift in focus. And now I’m crying as I write this, but not sad tears. Like i said, I’m having a weird day. Weird but good and now I think you’re a part of it. :-)

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  2. We all did the same as children, but why stop? Let your mind go with each seed as it travels to far away lands filled with hopes of a new life and greener pastures! I will never grow up or grow tired of dreaming!

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  3. I think dandelions get a bad rap.. They’re a pretty yellow and you can eat them too.. We don’t have to bend to society’s whims of norm !!!

    That’s it ! I’m growing dandelions !!!

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  4. They really are beautiful up close as well. I had to chuckle at your friend who didn’t want to make more weeds. This is what we were told as kids. So what did we do? We blew them anyway, of course! Since my husband does the yard, including all the spraying and mowing, I just bear in mind the direction of the wind, and where he is at the moment….. ;)

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