“Do wishes come true?”
Noelle was too young to know the answer herself. Her innocent bright eyes were twinkling with joy as the New Year approached.
Her father smiled and pulled her onto his lap. It was her favourite place to be. It made her feel safe.
“Of course they do,” he breathed optimism. “You just need to assist them too so they can be realised faster”. “To do whatever you can to reach your goals. Remember you can be whatever you dream if you want it passionately enough”.
The conversation came into her mind a decade later when Noelle was still trying to find her place in the world. She had somehow lost sight of her own dreams and her wishes were now the standard ones for good health and happiness. Even love had been removed from the equation after a series of heartbreaks.
This year something was different. She remembered the serenity she felt in her father’s lap and for a minute or two became a child again. She knew that to change things, she herself first needed to change. To regain the strength she had lost, to redefine her sense of purpose, to revive that twinkle in her eyes.
This year she knew what she would wish and strive for: that every day of the New Year brings sweet surprises that fill life with happiness!
Happy New Year everybody!