By Klaus Döring
What are the most common 3 wishes? The most common wishes were for friends, happiness, health, marriage, money, success, self-improvement, and to help other people.
When I was still a young boy, I was taught that there might be fairy creatures offering us three free wishes. We should be always so wise enough to think it over very well and select the best wishes for our very own. Sure, there will be always classic stupidities regarding fairy-wishes. We are all human beings and don’t belong to the fairy category.
Your wish is my command! And there is someone who wishes at first a strong health, and – sure, he or she receives it, because good fairies never hesitate. And now and then? Here he is, for example, the healthy man is like a boulder in the surf, but surrounded by a world of war, flames and so-called military conflicts. But this man is still alive and as fit as a fiddler. Why should he wish for a strong health?
Well, maybe we have to formulate our wishes for something more improved. But what? Discretion is the better part of valor. Let’s try it like a fairy-tale and ask for wealth, riches, and abundance. These are the one and only things on earth, right?
With money we can travel around the globe, find friends, even in faraway distances, and we can do charities. Well, and if we might become sick, maybe seriously sick, we must not worry. We can afford and finance the most affordable doctors and most updated hospitals to give us back to good health. And if not?
In many fairy tales, we can also find the one with unassuming manners, inconspicuous, poorly dressed-up, a little bit silly, mostly disregarded and easily to be overlooked. This guy has only one wish, such as eternal salvation and bliss with a little stool in heaven besides God. And guys, be sure, that he will get it, and he is happy and very thankful. So far so good, it seems the simpleton has been the brightest.
It’s all right: three wishes and no one more. A different thing, isn’t it?
If all human beings on this entire globe could be all around happy, which means to say: nobody must go hungry anymore, nobody must be despairing, nobody must be worried about wars and catastrophes, and everybody should be able to enjoy health and happiness without bearing trials. Yes, if. Then we wouldn’t need fairy-wishes.
Real life looks different. Real life is not a fairy tale. We need prayers and should be more respectful and friendly to each other.
Each one of us has his or her own three wishes. Me too. One of them is: I wish for peace on earth!
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