Thursday, March 19, 2009

Make a Wish!

The other day my friend went to a church that she had never visited before. I shared with her a tradition that my mom used to always share with me: When visiting a church for the first time, say a prayer and make a wish! I’ve never been one to turn down a wish, so I always think of my mom’s tradition when I enter a new church. Then I realized that I have quite a collection of traditions to claim wishes. I’ve learned that you can make a wish when: * the clock shows 11:11. (Husband taught me that one.) * it’s raining but the sun is still shining. * you’re wearing a necklace and the clasp happens to meet the charm in the front. (My childhood best friend taught me that.) * a ladybug lands on you. * you see a shooting star. * you break a wishbone with someone and you get the larger piece. * you throw a coin in a fountain. * you blow out the candles on your birthday cake. (This is, of course, the best one for a wish.) What are your wish traditions?

12 comments:

A. said...

Make a wish on an eyelash!

d.a.r. said...

Hmm I actually don't do any of these!

Megan said...

Oh darn! I was going to say the eyelash one too!

Oh oh! What about a 4 leaf clover? Do you make a wish on those or is that good luck? I can't remember.

J and J Acres said...

I've heard of all of those- except the sunshine one. I'll have to add that to my collection! :)

jlc said...

I do all of them!! Except for the sunshine one! That's a newbie to me.

The Mrs. said...

I've been trying to explain to the boys that you make a wish on the first star you see at night. Dash-1 has taken this to mean that you make a wish on EVERY star you see. Thats a lot of wishes.

LarramieG said...

How about visiting me at The Divining Wand and making a request? Your dreams are waiting...

Miss. Beach Bound said...

I am big on wishing at 11:11 and when I see a shooting star. I never thought about any of the others.

Great list!
-BB

Kel said...

I love making wishes and finding 'good luck' but growing up it was good luck to make a wish on a rainbow - didn't rain much and they were rarely seen...go figure?!
~K

Running In Stilettos said...

I always touch my visor and make a wish when I drive under a yellow light!

Oh, and I hold my breath, pick my feet up and make a wish when crossing a railroad track...crazy I know!

Glad you found my blog :)

Playful Professional said...

I think you can make a wish whenever but I'm definitely a fan of the 11:11 thing.

nanny said...

didn't know about 11:11, glad to know that one,,,love wishes