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?