i wish you

The biggest of dreams are birthed in the smallest of moments. At least, this holds true for me in my life. Years ago my cousin gave me a pendant that read, “I Wish You”. I remember looking at it and understanding its meaning immediately. I know when she first saw it, she felt the same way. I also remember there were others that, when they saw that simple statement, it didn’t quite impress them, or touch their heart, the way it did ours. Which, is perfectly okay. It did teach me something though. It taught me that true intimacy is rare and wonderful.

My cousin knew me, I mean really knew me, she knew me so well, she was able to hand me a pendant that said “i wish you” and I was able to grasp the love she had for not just me, but for everyone she ever met or will meet in the future. She wished me long bike rides and sandy beaches, she wished me wanderlust and safe travels, she wished me love and strength, she wished me courage and perseverance, she wished me every good thing to be found in this world. My heart caught this message in those simple lines and I remember thinking, “Yes, this is exactly it. This is also my dream and my dream for not only me, but for those I love, the friends I know, used to know, and those I will meet in the future, and even for everyone I might never meet but that I know are out there somewhere”.

I believe in those lines I also caught a glimpse of God’s heart. For years I ran from God because I didn’t understand His heart. One day I looked at that pendant and I finally understood. “Don’t you understand”, He said, “I Wish You”.

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29:11

Dear World, I wish you.

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