Day 22 — Three Wishes
OK… Tony kind of shamed me into restarting the 30+ Day Challenge. (To recap: he took a few different 30-day post challenges, mixed them up, and came up with a 30+ day challenge; plus, of course, because he IS LargeTony, after all.) We each posted some intervening stuff, but neither of us had posted on any of the challenge categories in a while. I felt OK about it because HE wasn’t doing it either. To be fair, he had a pretty good reason for not posting on his “current” challenge for a while.
Well, so much for that. Now I have to start up again too.
Today’s topic is “Three Wishes”. I assume that means I have to list three things I wish for. It would be trite to wish for things like “world peace”, but at the same time I don’t want to indulge myself in asking for a lot of things, material and otherwise, that I really can get along well without. So….
1. I’d wish that someone close to me could find some relief from the depression that sometimes seems to hold him in an unrelenting grip. I remember what a joy-filled person he could be and I’d give anything to help him get back there.
2. I’d wish that whoever is elected president in the next election is able to achieve some breakthrough in the stalemates that hold our country’s economy hostage. (Actually, I wish that for our current president, too, but it seems to be a forlorn hope with one side willing to run us into Armageddon as part of their attempt to force their ideology on us.)
3. I’d wish that our country realize, once and for all, that “equal protection of the laws” means exactly what it says – not “as long as you’re Christian” or “as long as you’re heterosexual” or “as long as you were born here” or “as long as you are white”.