Out of Order Wishing Well

Out of Order Wishing Well

As we visited one of Missouri’s fine state parks, we stumbled upon what we believed was a wishing well. My children ran ahead to check it out and plan their wishing strategies. After arriving at the “well,” we discovered it was a clever cover-up for a water hose hydrant used by the state park.

When they discovered no wishes were to be made, I had three bummed babies. As we made our way past the “well,” I asked my daughter what she would wish for. I already knew the answer but thought being able to tell her wish would cheer her up.

“I’d wish for a horse, and a barn, and a saddle,” she said wistfully. I smiled and hugged her. “I would wish for that too,” I told her. Then she asked, “Mama, why did they close the wishing well?” I had to think for a moment and then I told her, “The well wasn’t closed; it was out of order. They just have to find the right way to get the wishes to come out again. Just keep wishing and maybe they will get it fixed.”

I don’t know if that was the right advice to give my girl, but hopefully she will hold onto her dreams and remember just because something doesn’t work at the moment, it might work in the future.

All too often it feels like our wishing wells are “Out of Order.” We just can’t seem to bring our dreams to the surface. Maybe it isn’t the well’s fault. Maybe we are wishing into the wrong well.

If there is something you have been working toward, dreaming of, and/or needing, take a look at what you have been doing to make that dream a reality. If the “well” you have been tossing your hopes and pennies into isn’t working, consider a different source.

Pray, talk to someone who is knowledgeable, seek a more reliable source or alternate path to follow. While not all dreams can come true, you may stumble upon the reality you have been seeking by walking away from that “Out of Order” wishing well.

Whatever you do keep dreaming, hoping, and putting energy into intents that fulfill your life and are worthy of your wishes.

By: Melanie A. Peters

P.S. I do believe that wishes can come true.

P.P.S. Sometimes saving those pennies works faster than tossing them into wishing wells. ๐Ÿ˜‰



5 thoughts on “Out of Order Wishing Well

  1. What a beautiful, heartfelt post Melanie.
    I like what you told your daughter. A lot of more ‘pragmatic’ people may disagree, but if you can’t help your children to fan the flames of their imaginations, then what’s the point of childhood? I’m all for the magic.

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    1. Thank you. Lately I feel like I have had too many instances where I an “too busy” to help my children embrace the wonder of being a kid. I think I needed to read this post as much as I wanted to write it. ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you have a day full of wishes, innocence, and magic.

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