“I wish….” are words we have all uttered at some stage of our lives. Perhaps it is for something simple like a bar of dark chocolate or an ice cream, a new dress and the pair of the latest high fashion shoes that you saw in a shop window last week or a swish new BMW.
Some wish that christmas or a birthday will come around quickly so they can have the latest LEGO Mindstorms NXT Robotics Toolset, a Wii game, DVD or top notch radio controlled toy or if you are cold like me it might be Foot warmers!
While sitting in an office over a hot PC or laptop, or locked in the boardroom listening to someone droning on endlessly about poor sales figures, accounts diving into the red zone or the latest round of job cuts you may wish to be on a riverbank, fishing, swimming or drifting along in a punt with a cool glass of wine. You may wish to be on a desert island walking along at the lapping waters edge, or on top of a mountain where the air is so pure it takes your breath away.
Be careful what you wish for. Sometimes we get so locked into wishing for something that we lose all clear thought of what we are actually wishing for. There is no such thing as a free lunch. Each wish has a price and it may cost more than we are actually prepared to pay.
In recent months two examples were brought to our attention in the Media. Susan Boyle spent years wishing to realise her dream of singing before a large audience. She did achieve her dream but was not in any way ready to cope with the cost of so doing.
In an interview recently on the radio Gordon Brown, Prime Minister of the UK admitted that he could walk away from the job of Prime Minister and not miss it. He too had yearned for years to hold that position of high office.
So think well before you wish for something make sure that you are ready to cope with all it involves.
All this because I had a song going through my head all day yesterday!