New opportunities in life begin with a wish: a desire or hope for something to happen. To turn your wishes into reality, start with a Wish Box and discover where it might take you.
***Remember…with each wish, you are planting a seed that may or may not germinate. Be patient. Your wish is only the first step towards a better future.
To build your Wish Box…
Step #1: Find or make a small box with a lid. Get creative and decorate your box to your liking.
Step #2: Cut small strips of paper – big enough to write down your wishes.
Step #3: Write each wish on a single slip of paper and put it in the box.
Start each wish with: I wish…(and complete it with your desire or hope for something to happen). Example: I wish to visit Italy.
Step #4: Write as many wishes as you like. BELIEVE in your heart that what you wish for will come true.
Step #5: Put your Wish Box in a special place.
Step #6: On occasion, you can look through your wishes. Remove the wishes that have come true and those that no longer matter to you. Always add new ones.
A dream is a wish your heart makes.
Written by: Patricia K. Flanigan, Smart Strategies for Successful Living
Patricia K. Flanigan has worked in higher education for over 28 years. She holds a doctoral degree in Organizational Leadership from the University of La Verne as well as a M.A. in Latin American Studies and B.A. in Anthropology from the University of California, Los Angeles. Before retiring and moving to Idaho in 2015, she served as the dean of online education and learning resources at Saddleback College, a large community college in Southern California. She currently consults in higher education, volunteers for AARP, writes for a local magazine, and serves as an Affiliate Faculty member at Boise State University and on the Board for LEARN Idaho. Since February 2017, she has been the founding director for Smart Strategies for Successful Living, a community-based website designed to promote quality aging. As an educator, her focus is to inspire others to live and age well.