Do you remember what you wished for—

when you saw the shooting star or after you blew out your birthday cake candles? 

Do you remember what you wished for after you tore the dandelion from the ground or when you tossed a coin into the fountain?

I’m asking you this because I saw a candle that said A Thousand Wishes at Bath & Body Works.

Even though I didn’t buy the candle because it wasn’t my taste, it made me wonder about the meaning behind A Thousand Wishes. (What was the person thinking of when they came up with this brilliant name for the candle?)

What comes to your mind when you think of A Thousand Wishes?

Here’s what I’m wondering: When you light up this candle, will it transport you to a fountain where you’ll have a thousand coins to throw to make a thousand wishes? Or are there a thousand dandelions or shooting stars inside this candle?

Do you remember all those times that you made wishes on all those different occasions? Those times when you wished for something more. Wished for something different. Or, perhaps, wished for something better. 

Do you remember what you wished for—when you saw the shooting star or after you blew out your birthday cake candles? Do you remember what you wished for after you tore the dandelion from the ground or when you tossed a coin into the fountain?

Did your wish come true? Was it everything you hoped for?

Your amiga,

Andrea

p.s. — Here’s a picture of the candle.

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17 thoughts on “Do you remember what you wished for—

  1. I agree with Goldie’s comments. I remember mostly teaching my kids to make wishes. It was fun to watch them concentrate real hard on what it was they wished for. I hope they keep on dreaming as they grow. I wish for peace often these days. Your thought-provoking post gave me a sense of peace as my thoughts wandered, thank you!

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  2. Something we totally forget once our wishes are granted, but one should never forget to be grateful for everything they have.. that will cover for our missed thanks for granted wishes 😛
    Beautiful post though

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  3. I might be taking this too literally, but I think that the candle is meant to last 1,000 lightings. Think of a wish every time you blow it out.

    But you’re asking great questions, which made me think of the evolution of our wishes. As a kid, we wish for a new toy. As we are in our teenage years, we wish that our crush will love us back. And as adults…

    I don’t think my wishes from the past came through so now I just think of very general things to increase the odds.

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