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Wishing for Happy Surprises

Once again it's time to cast wishes with Jamie Ridler. This week she asks: What treats do you wish for?

I wish for simple, happy surprises. For smiles and hugs from loved ones. For fresh flowers to brighten my kitchen table. For quiet moments to write.

I wish for a "thank you" or "good job" or "atta girl." And I wish to give those (or "atta boys") as treats for others.

I wish for plenty of moments to giggle and laugh heartily. Lots of snuggles.

Love in the everyday is a treat. I wish for more of that.

How about you? What treats do you wish for?



  1. Those are wonderfully lovely wishes! I forgot most of the time that the simple delightful things in life are truly treats. I forget or take them for granted or don't pay attention to them because they happen so often.

    As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you too!


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