Here is my entry for this week’s Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge with the topic of Wish. ENJOY.
Below my photo gallery, you will find 21 things you can make wishes with.
Click on photo to enlarge. Thanks.
Wishbone. I don’t know about your family, but in mine everybody wanted the wishbone. After the turkey has been fully dismantled, the wishbone is set aside to dry. Later, two people take one prong and pull until it snaps. Whoever is holding the prong with the top still connected is gonna get their wish.
Straw Wrappers. This is similar to the wishbone. Remove the paper from the straw and tie a knot in it. One person pulls at each end until the paper tears, and whoever has the knot gets their wish.
Eyelashes. If an eyelash falls out accidentally (don’t pull it!), put it on the back of your hand. Close your eyes and make your wish while blowing gently. If the eyelash is gone when you open your eyes—wish granted!
Penny. One might argue that a penny’s real value lies in the wishing. A penny can be thrown into any body of water. Some say to make the wish while it’s in the air, others insist that you can’t wish until it hits the water. Either way, pennies are great for wishing.
Birthday Candles. We all know how this goes. Candles go on cake and get lit. Then, the birthday boy or girl tries to blow them all out with one breath. If they do, they get their wish—and a cake with a bunch of wax on it. Yuck.
White Horses. Did you know you can make a wish every time you see a white horse? There’s a catch though, which is that you have to wish before you see the tail. Why? Because nobody wants to wish on a horse’s ass.
Rainbows. How do you not wish on a rainbow? Rainbows are awesome. When you see one, close your eyes and wish. Then count to ten, keeping your eyes closed. If you can still see the rainbow when you open your eyes—wish granted.
Lucky Smoke. Smoking is bad for you. Don’t do it. But if you do, flip the first smoke in your pack upside down and don’t smoke it until last. When you do, you have the whole cig to think up a wish. Maybe wish that you won’t get lung cancer.
Star. Star wishing is largely a matter of opinion. Some say you can wish on any star, some say only the North Star, and others say only shooting stars. I say, as long as it’s not really a planet—make your wish on any old star you like.
Wishing wells. Is there a difference between a Wishing Well and a regular well? I find wells a little unnerving anyway, so I’m not likely to wish on one. But if you see a well you like, by all means, throw a coin in and make a wish.
The Moon. You can’t wish on the moon any time, but if it’s full (or if it’s your birthday), wish on it when it’s at its highest point.
11:11. If you catch a digital clock at 11:11 (a.m. is better, because military time) you may make one wish any time during that minute. Remember, you’re not supposed to watch greedily for it—it’s only if you catch it on accident.
Ladybugs. If a ladybug lands on you—a real one, not those biting orange monstrosities—make your wish and say “Ladybug Ladybug, fly away home. Your house is on fire and your children are gone.” If she flies away, you get your wish. Be sure to express your condolences to the Ladybug on her loss.
Stones. Plenty of people keep a Wishing Stone in their pocket. It can be one you found on a beach, or got for a gift, or something native to your state (Michiganders like me love Petoskey stones). Rub the flat side of the stone with your thumb and make a wish whenever you need to.
Fountains. These don’t seem wish-appropriate since fountains are man-made. But something about all that rushing water inspires people to toss a coin in and wish. Some say the bigger the denomination of coin, the better the wish.
Acorns. Acorns hold the seeds that grow into oak trees, so that’s already pretty cool. If an acorn should fall on your head, pick it up and wish on it. If it’s a big wish, leave the acorn on your windowsill for three days to facilitate wish granting. For love wishes, send the acorn to the object of your desire.
Dandelions. People without allergies often find white dandelions great for wishing. Pick the dandelion and hold it in front of your face. Close your eyes and blow. If all the white stuff comes off in one breath—you get your wish!
Necklace Chains. Do you wear a necklace without a pendant on it? You get to wish every time the clasp works its way around to the hollow of your neck (or your Adam’s apple, if you’re a dude). Be sure to move the clasp back to its proper position as you make your wish.
Yawning. If you have the superhuman talent to NOT yawn after someone near you has yawned—you get to make one wish. This might be a myth, since I’ve never actually seen anyone do this.
Falling Leaves. See a leaf falling from a tree? Quick! Make a wish on it before it hits the ground. Take the leaf home with you and press it in a book. Your wish will be true for as long as you know where the leaf is.
Feathers. If you find a feather outside (not from a pillow or jacket stuffing), stick it in the ground so it stands straight up. Walk a circle around it and make your wish. If the feather remains standing upright, you get your wish.
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