Make A Wish
As a child, I remember being told that if you let a balloon free into the sky and made a wish, it would come true one day. I never understood how this could be possible as a child, but I wished anyways.
I’d like to think that there is a collection of balloons high up in the sky somewhere with my many childhood wishes still floating–maybe one day they will come true. In the meanwhile, I’m working at making my dreams and wishes come true and not letting anything or anyone stand in my way of making them a reality.
**Here’s a super cute clip from one of my favorite Disney movies Up featuring Carl & Ellie. Always be grateful for love, when you find it, appreciate one another and treat each other with devotion, loyalty and never lose your passion for one another.
Always Wanting More
Each one of us should be grateful for what we have and the people that are in our lives. As human beings, no matter how many material objects we purchase to make our lives easier, more luxurious, efficient, interactive, less time consuming, more pleasurable and exciting; we are still never fully satisfied. We always want more-always.
My parents, whom grew up in Ukraine didn’t have too much growing up as children. My mother was born and raised in Odessa and my father in Lviv (Lvov). When I think back to all the board games, Disney VHS movies, stuffed animals, my own room, a choice in clothing, barbie dolls and other toys I had, I start to feel as though I was spoiled. My parents did all that they could to provide a life for me where I would be happy–yet I was still making wishes for toys. Now, as an adult I am beyond grateful for all my parents did for me so I could have a beautiful childhood. Now go on and thank your parents for doing the best that they could do!
Balloons. They come in all shapes, sizes, colors and even have a variety of prints and photos on them. Today, we associate them with birthdays, special occacions, events, weddings, grand openings and parties. When my mother was a little girl in the 1960s she didn’t get to choose from a rainbow of colors when it came to balloons. In order to get balloons that had color you had to get creative.
My maternal grandmother and my mother would spread mustard (with a small towel) and red beets (after they have been boiled and mashed) onto white balloons to give them that yellow and plum color. So when I think back to all those wishes I used to make as a little girl, I remember my mom, who only had one doll, a couple of outfits and still made the best with what she had.
I appreciate everyday that I have. I make sure to tell my family, the man that I am in love with and my friends how much they mean to me and how deeply I love them every moment I can. Now I wish for happiness and health for my family and those whom I love. So the next time you see a balloon, think before you make a wish. Make all the wishes you want, but remember, appreciate your life. And when you lose sight of your balloon, don’t give up hope, maybe it’s soaring way way up to a special storage place of wishes–it may come true.