|Wish Trip 2OO3|
Monday, April 7, 2014
The Power of a Wish
"We all have the power to make wishes come true, as long as we keep believing." - Louisa May Alcott
How does a wish begin? Is it like a small seed living inside each of us, waiting to be watered?
The Make-A-Wish Foundation is an extraordinary program. Their mission is to strengthen and empower children battling life-threatening medical conditions through granting wishes. Every 38 minutes a wish is granted.
I was granted a wish when I was 17 years old. How incredible is that? There were so many generous and giving people that made my wish possible, and to them I am truly grateful. Their selfless acts of kindness will forever have impacted me.
My wish? Hawaii.
I swam in the ocean, went snorkeling, took a helicopter ride over Oahu, went horseback riding and hiking through the lush hills, picked a pearl, went to a luau, laid on the beach, and most of all breathed in the salty air. I can still feel the sand and smell the breeze. That trip taught me more than I could have ever known it would. It taught me the power of a wish, and how the generosity of complete strangers can so greatly impact a life for the better.
I had a seed inside of me, and Make-A-Wish so graciously watered it and watched it grow and bloom into a beautiful flower. That trip gave me the power to keep believing in the future.
Thank you Make-A-Wish volunteers, supporters, sponsors, and staff for believing in the power of a wish. Being touched by your mission has made me who I am today. Love to you all.
How has a selfless act of kindness impacted you?
To learn more about Make-A-Wish or how you can become involved visit: www.wish.org