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wise words

The other day we were on the way to the park and my son suddenly ditched his bike and went running into a nearby field.  It took me a moment to figure out what he was doing; and then I turned and saw about a hundred wishing flowers.

Just a week earlier it had been a field full of ugly yellow dandelions but in the span of a few short days it had turned into a child’s dream.

My son spent a few minutes looking over the flowers – you really don’t want to waste a good wish on a so-so wishing flower after all!  Once he finally selected the perfect one, he closed his eyes, screwed up his face and wished.  Then he started to blow.  After about 10 seconds of hard blowing, a few little tufts remained on the flower, and everyone knows your wish isn’t going to come true unless you blow the whole flower!

So he paused, thought for a minute and started shaking the flower, forcing the last few tufts off.

“What are you doing bud?” I asked him.

He looked at me like it was the most obvious thing in the world.

“Sometimes wishes need a little bit of help Mama.”

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