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If You Could Have One Wish, What Would It Be?

Posted on: August 15, 2008 3:58 am
Edited on: August 15, 2008 4:01 am
 
It's a classic question, you're walking along a beach and find a bottle with a genie in it. As you pick it up and before you rub it, you start thinking of all the things you can get from it. Unlimited wealth, living forever, a harem of beautiful women for your pleasure. Excited, you begin to rub and the jinn appears, offering you a reward for setting him free from his bottle. That reward is not three, but just one wish, but he cautions you before you wish for unlimited numbers of wishes, that there are conditions. You have one wish, but cannot wish for more wishes or unlimited wealth. You have one wish, what will that wish be?

I've pondered this question from time to time, thinking about what I would wish for. Like many, a million things come to mind. Of course the genie didn't say I couldn't wish for a specific amount of money, so I could wish for 35 million dollars or to be the owner of the winning Powerball ticket. But would I wish for this? Maybe, if it happened on the day I was writing out checks to pay bills, but probably not. I could ask for what I ask for every morning, that I didn't have to go to work, but then I figured, the Jinn would probably age me to 72 so that I would be of age to retire, that would be my luck after all. I could wish for that grass hut on a beach in the Caribbean, but the chances would be I'd be placed there right before a category five hurricane goes through. Of course, I could wish for health and happiness of my family, but that would more then likely be a fleeting wish, since it would be transient.

I could also wish, like this morning, not to be plagued with nightmares or the ability to sleep past 3 or 4 am. Of course, I could wish to take in a Steelers game once in my life or to meet my favorite athlete (of course, I already had the pleasure of having this one granted). However, each time I think of this, what my one wish would be, I always come back to the same answer.

In our closet, four jerseys hang. Two are mine, a Jerome Bettis jersey and a white, number 7, Ben Roethlisberger jersey. The 36 jersey will hang there forever, not to be worn again. The other two belong to my husband. One is a Colt's blue, number 18 jersey and the other, a teal and white number 13 jersey with the name Marino on the back. My wish hinges on one of these jerseys. I look at the 36 jersey and think how nice it would be to have it autographed and placed in a frame, along with a picture I have of a younger me, with a younger Jerome Bettis. Yet, my eyes go back to the teal jersey and I think, this would be my wish, to have Dan Marino sign it, so I can have it framed for my husband. Simple wish, maybe, unless you realize what something like this would mean to my husband.

Brian Burghduf had a simple wish, to talk to Peyton Manning, and with the help of "Life is Precious" in St. Joseph, Michigan and Peyton Manning himself, was able to have his wish fulfilled. According to IndyStar.com, Manning had called Burghduf on July 24th and spent ten minutes talking, not only to him, but to two of Burghduf's sons also. A simple gesture for a simple wish, which left a lifetime of memories.

"Brian was so thrilled. My sons mean the world to me and my husband and for Peyton to take time to make my husband's day and my kids' day, knowing what was coming, we'll always have that memory. It was just an awesome memory to have and that's what my husband would want.'' stated Sherri Burghduf, Brian's wife.

Brian would succumbed to his battle with leukemia on July 29, 2008.

Often, we've seen where teams and sports figures participate in fulfilling the wishes of individuals who are either terminally ill or facing life-threatening illnesses through programs like "Life is Precious" and he "Make A Wish" Foundation. Often times, these wishes are something we take for granted, a phone call, the opportunity to attend a day with a sports team, or, as in the first wish of the Make A Wish Foundation, the opportunity to become a police officer.

Foundations like these succeed because of the efforts of volunteers, charitable donations and the genuine desire to create memories for those who are facing the toughest battle of their very lives.

So if you had one wish, what would that be?

Note: If anyone has a link or contact information to the Life is Precious program, it would be appreciated.
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Since: Sep 9, 2006
Posted on: August 20, 2008 12:25 pm
 

If You Could Have One Wish, What Would It Be?

What a nice wish nybites. There seems to be so little compassion in our day to day lives. 



Since: Sep 4, 2007
Posted on: August 20, 2008 12:15 pm
 

If You Could Have One Wish, What Would It Be?

My wish is simple really, would solve many problems. A cure for all diseases is a great wish, but you would still have sick people, by that I mean the greedy and the hateful.

My wish is to have everyone like one another, and to go one step further. People who pray do not pray for themselves, but pray for others who need more than they do.  

it's called Human Compassion and Comrodary.  



The Bong Show
Since: Sep 24, 2007
Posted on: August 19, 2008 6:29 am
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Since: Sep 9, 2006
Posted on: August 19, 2008 6:27 am
 

If You Could Have One Wish, What Would It Be?

True, but people would perceive it as being an altruistic act and love me for it. :)

You hope...lol. 


The Bong Show
Since: Sep 24, 2007
Posted on: August 19, 2008 6:22 am
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Since: Sep 9, 2006
Posted on: August 19, 2008 6:17 am
 

If You Could Have One Wish, What Would It Be?

Well Bong...question would be then, would you actually be the one that got the credit or the genie?  After all, by doing it publically, though you wished for it, the genie would have been the one that was seen as actually doing it?  After all, look at Roger Healy, he was Tony Nelson's friend but he secretly lusted after "Jeannie".  Just joking...though I'm sure you'd still have the book rights, etc with this.

One wish now or 3 wishes in 10 years.  I'd do it like I would do the lottery, take the lump sum now, rather then over time.  God only knows where I would be in 10 years. 


The Bong Show
Since: Sep 24, 2007
Posted on: August 19, 2008 6:05 am
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Since: Jan 26, 2007
Posted on: August 18, 2008 12:27 pm
 

If You Could Have One Wish, What Would It Be?

Mom,
I know that a lot of times women leave and have nothing but the clothing on their back, it is a great idea. Thanks ;)



Since: Sep 9, 2006
Posted on: August 18, 2008 4:24 am
 

If You Could Have One Wish, What Would It Be?

PP&KA,

My mother once wished on myself and my sisters...some day you'll have children exactly like you.  That wish always seems to come true.  My sister has two boys - she is greying earlier then normal.  The other day, I saw myself in my daughter and thought about what my parents went through when I hit that "stage".



Since: Sep 9, 2006
Posted on: August 18, 2008 4:19 am
 

If You Could Have One Wish, What Would It Be?

She's a beautiful star JSB...how sad though that which is beautiful only lives such a short time. 


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