Wishful Thinking

Wishful thinking. I wish I had Bey money, bodied like Jenny from the Block with my natural 4c hair styled by the incomparable Felicia Leatherwood. I wish I had the poetic prowess of Nikki G and the the master mind of Stephen Hawking. I wish a love that lasted long beyond bars like Remy and Pap. I wish, I wish, I wish…Too often our reality is deluded by filters, influencers and celebrity figures, so we get lost in dreams of grandeur that resemble what we see instead of recognizing what needs to be done to achieve it.

Best wishes, well wishes, birthday wishes, just because wishes… bottom line-wishes take work. If you wish me well, I still have to perform my best. If you wish me Happy Birthday it’s still my choice to enjoy the day. Wishes involve a steady hand that grabs a hold of the seemingly impossible and grips it with the tenacity of a pit bull.

Wishes are not for the faint of heart because when they fail to come to pass, your spirit disperses like puffballs floating in the wind after an eager child makes a wish. It is said, hope deferred makes the heart sick. Sick to your stomach because of a hopeful wish that vanished like Puff the Magic Dragon into thin air.

“If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.” In other words, closing your eyes and making a wish will not bring you any success. It’s only when you open them wide and with clear vision begin to see your aspirations and work towards them that you’ll become part of the group that others only wish they could be.

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