I saw a shooting star this morning. I was driving on a two lane highway along the Truckee River, my whole family snug in the car. At the same instant in the front seat my husband and I caught the star as it propelled against the midnight blue pre-dawn sky. In the backseat all the kids got was a scientific explanation of how it happened. They missed it.
As I have each time I’ve seen this phenomenon, I made a wish. I won’t say what it was – that would jinx it, right? What I will say is that any chance I have gotten over the last 15 years I have been wishing the same wish without fail.
What would happen if you got what you wished for?
I saw a quote on someones Facebook wall that said, “Karma is a bitch. So make sure that bitch is beautiful.” I think about karma all the time. Sometimes it’s the only way I can make sense of the senseless in the world. But rarely do I think of karma in a negative way. To me, karma happens in the ‘pay it forward’ sense. What we do in our lives, how we treat others, the work we commit to, the love we share, the thoughts we think-all are how we place our spirits in positive alignment.
To think of karma in the negative sense may be comforting on some level, but productive? Positive? Peaceful? I think not. Karma isn’t fate – we all enter each day with unlimited choices. Why some choose the negative and some the positive is unclear to me – to choose hate or harm over love and peace doesn’t make any sense.
As the sun rises over the mountain tops and the moon and stars fade for another day, once again I am challenged. It is up to me to make my wish come true – no genie with a magic lantern or fairy godmother is in sight. My wish remains inside my heart, but my actions I wear on my sleeve for everyone to see.
So next time you see a shooting star, blow out birthday candles, or find a dandelion in bloom, be careful what you wish for – you might just get it.