I think everybody has a wish list or two. Most of the items on the list seem impossible or improbable to attain, at first glance anyway. Like many folks, I wouldn’t mind living in a tropical paradise. At the same time, I’d like to visit the Arctic and Antarctic regions, just to experience what they’re all about. The usual concerns about enough retirement income and good health are shared by myself and most folks. World peace is very high on my list as is sufficient food and good health for the needy people on earth. These types of wishes are fairly common across the various nations and personalities of people.
Also, like many people, my wishes change as I grow older. My priorities have shifted through the years. I used to dream of owning a Ferrari GT 350. Later, I just wanted to pay off the loan early on my Volkswagen.
At one time I wanted to vacation in Rio and Tokyo. Now, I’d rather take a meditation retreat in Barre, Massachusetts or Sedona, Arizona.
A political career was once a dream of mine. Then I saw how much in the way of ethics and honesty would have to be discarded in order to pursue such an aim. Now, I’m content to just live the best I know how from day to day.
Once upon a time, I thought I’d be able to convince my adversaries to see the light and join up with my team. Now, I’m happy to be able to understand where my rivals heads are at. I still wish they would return the favor and show some empathy for my kind of folks.
I still want to see the advancement of world peace.
I still want basic human rights for every person on earth. The rights include basic health, nourishment and respect.
I’d like to see the day when our country and the rest of the world will be governed by people of high moral character and peerless ethical standards.
I want to see the US return to the ideal of a nation run by, of, and for the people instead of the corporations.
I’d like to see the day when my wish lists were short and only mundane.
The Blue Jay of Happiness would like to see Rush Limbaugh attend a month long Insight Meditation Retreat with workshops on compassionate living.