6 thoughts on “A Shel Silverstein quote

  1. Yes, that pretty much describes my life, seeing I’ve wasted most of it wishing that something great would happen and missed out on so many chances that I had.

    Only recently did I realise that there are still so many different things that I can do in my life. Missing out has been difficult to accept, but I can’t change the past and have to stay focused on the present and future.

    I want to make the best of my life and to feel comfortable in my own skin.

    1. Thanks Randy. Yes, you can still make things happen Randy and feel comfortable in your own skin.

      ‘I’ve wasted most if wishing that something great would happen and missed out on so many changes that I had.’ – you can wish but must still make it happen. Also, wishing for something to happen isn’t the same as making something happen and wishing doesn’t make it so.

      I didn’t wish for a website or didn’t think about writing a book, both of those things came well into me finding out about my diagnosis, at the age of 46.

      When an opportunity presents itself, it’s important we take it.

  2. We can wish all we like, but unless we change things our wishes are wasted. Time given over to wishing is time wasted and none of us have the luxury of time and that time cannot be spent again.

    If we wish things were different we have to change those things or how we think about those things.

    1. Thanks. Yes, wishing starts with positivity. The more positive we are, the more we turn our wishes into something.

      Positivity as opposed to negativity, is us putting a ‘positive’ slant on an issue, or circumstance, where we begin to see that situation as positive instead of negative and that will determine a better outcome.

      For example, no matter how hard my situation got, I wasn’t prepared to give up hope that one day I would find out about what I was dealing with.

      Although I lived with negativity around a disability I didn’t know I had, I wasn’t prepared to give up on myself. I was determined to keep an open mind.

      I also knew that my experiences were going against the very core of how the universe expects us to behave and that my life would come good. I never gave up on that thought.

      The key to positive change, to our success, is an open mind. You keep an open mind, and your circumstances can change when the time is right and you’re mentally ready for change.

  3. Wishing is inevitable as long as we hope and dream, but it can not be the primary driver in our lives.

    It takes wishing, praying and action to make things happen these days.

    1. Thanks Tim. Yes, they go hand in hand. Wishing by itself does nothing, unless we are able to put our wishes into practice.

      As you say Tim, we can pray for something to happen, but we must also act. Wishing and praying doesn’t make something happen.

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