The young boy looked into the well. The old man had told him it would only grant him one wish, so he should choose wisely.
Before uttering what he most wanted, the young boy had roamed the village and asked its residents what they would wish for.
There were those who said they would ask for more time.
But the young boy thought that those who wished for this were those who mismanaged the time already given to them.
There were those who would wish for more money.
But money, he thought, was a commodity of which more could always be earned.
There were others who would call for luck.
But that is something the boy thought could not be controlled – falling upon the right people, the right circumstances, the right opportunities. You just had to keep your eyes and mind open to recognising them.
Everyone asked for more of something.
The boy believed that you can work hard to achieve more. But all that requires one thing that is essential and irreplaceable – good health.
So if there were only one thing for which he could wish for, he would wish for that: for being healthy, to be able to realise your dreams, to show the necessary courage to go further, and to fulfil everything your heart desires.