April 29th World Wish Day
7-year old Chris Greicius wanted to be a Police Officer when he grew up. Unfortunately, his leukemia was going to prevent this, but someone made his dream come true, eventually forming into the Make-A-Wish Foundation in 1980.
Today there are 200 wishes granted a year in over 48 countries. Some of us will never get to do the things we hoped we could do, some of us won’t live long enough to see our dreams come true. But with your help, children all over the world might at least get a glimpse of it.
How to celebrate – Give to the Make-A -Wish Foundation. Donate time to Make-A-Wish or another local charity.
Well lets start out this one with the fact that no one claims having created this day… I wonder why? In theory, you are supposed to do today what you can to help people, to make their lives better and to bring them happiness. So, how’s that working out for you?
We all know from the movies what happens when we try to play God. We aren’t very good at it. Maybe because most of the time we are thinking about ourselves and how we can benefit from something. I don’t think that is how God works though.
The idea is to help others accomplish goals that they might not be able to do by themselves, or for themselves. To reach out to them and pick them up when they fall, and we all fall. I hear a lot of celebrities that think they were able to get where they are without God’s help. That puts them on a fool’s errand. If you do not believe in God, then don’t act like you are a God.
Somehow over time many of us look at the world and forget who created it. Yes, we created the mess but we did not create the trees or the birds or the oceans. We are so busy looking at the surface that we can no longer see what the surface rests on.
So if you think you can do better than God or that there is no God, then take the day and show all the wonders you can create.
How to celebrate – Do something good for someone else today. Look around for the things that you can not explain away by science or math… those are the things God created. Imagine how you could make the world a better place (and then do it if you can).
We get use to people treating us badly, to putting themselves before us. You can’t hardly drive a block anymore without someone shooting you a bird, walking out in front of you, or not stopping even though the law says they have too. We have turned into a “me” world.
Being kind and being nice, isn’t really all that hard. Sometimes it’s just something as simple as a smile that can make another persons day better than it would have been otherwise. It may even make your day better!
We all have our own issues, things we have to deal with that we would rather not have to deal with. We seldom think that others have their woes and problems as well. Since they do not affect us directly we do not think about them. It’s all about us. The funny thing is, when you start thinking about others your own problems seem less and sometimes even disappear.
When we do somethinh without being asked to do anything, it means all that much more. So don’t wait to be asked, just go ahead and do it! That’s the nice thing about a smile, it costs nothing and is almost always accepted.
How to celebrate – Do something good for someone today. Send a card to a serviceman. Thank your postal carrier ir garbage men. Pay for a coffee for the person behind you in line.