Wishes, Hopes, and Prayers

 I wrote the below first for Lisa, for all the reasons one would think. I did this just before the first night of Chanukah. Originally, it was only with her in mind, but…I had invited a number of people over, to help me get through the evening, and I wanted to break with tradition, which in my house was: light the candles, say the blessings, and then either eat or open the presents. Not much else went into it. wishes

So…I gave Lisa her copy, told her it was written with her in mind, and then asked if it was OK to share it out to the guests, since I had nothing to give them beyond opening my apartment to them, inviting them in, and sharing the evening (recounted in an earlier post), food, laughter and stories.

Now, I give this to you. I again asked her first, before doing so. She agreed, again, that it was a good thing to do.

One postscript to the above: when I saw my therapist, it had been a couple of weeks of last minute missed appointments. I told her about the evening and what I gave everyone. It was then it dawned on me:

I gave this out to ten other people, but I did not give one to myself!

When I went home, I printed out one more copy, just for me, and hung it by my desk, so I see it now every time I sit at the computer. It’s part of the process: allowing myself to experience my own wishes, hopes, and prayers.

There are some things I can give to you…Wishes, Hopes, and Prayers for:


To feel it coming to you, and from yourself to yourself!

Loved Ones…

To share in your life, to surround you, at all times!

Happiness and Joy!!

Good Health!

Patience, Calmness, and Satisfaction…

As much of a stress free life as possible…

Fulfillment in all you do…

That your needs are met as often as possible…


That if you’ve been searching for something, that it comes your way,


And it is all that you hoped it would be!!!

Thank You for being in my life

Thank you for the love, care and concern that you have shown



About StuHN

I am a creative individual with many areas of passion: Professional Storyteller; NYS Certified Drama Specialist/Educator; Professional Development Coordinator & Facilitator; Workshop Leader; sometime Puppeteer; Playwright; Director; Performer; Teaching Artist; and sometimes more.

Posted on December 24, 2012, in Caring, Counsling, Family, Friends, Healing, Inspiration, Love, Meditations, Mindfulness, Prayers, Spiritual, Support, Therapy and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. True wishes and prayers from the heart are the best gifts that anyone can receive. Thank you, and I’m glad that you gave yourself this gift as well 🙂

  2. This was so lovely. thank you!

  3. Lovely wishes. May they be returned eight-fold!

  4. You said:
    then either eat or open the presents.

    Hope the presents were edible. Otherwise someone may end up very sick. LoL.

    Be well. Stuart.

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