Wish No More


it's a puzzle how
the picture comes together
one piece at a time

I used to have a lot of wishes.

I wished to be independently wealthy, to be a published author or a renowned artist (or both!). I wished for perfect health, for spiritual enlightenment. I wished for a simple life, free from stressors and from having to compromise my values for the sake of “getting along” or being a “team player.”

And a lot of my wishes have come true, maybe not in the ways I imagined, but in ways that have left me pretty satisfied with how my life looks today. And those wishes that didn’t come true… the funny thing is, I don’t really wish for them anymore.


My life falls into place one piece at a time. Like a puzzle. I don’t know where the next piece will come from, or what it will look like, or where it will fit. Often I don’t even recognize that some experience is a part of the puzzle. I try to trust the process. I don’t always succeed, but I try.

Beyond myself, I have fears for the future of humanity and of the Earth. But no amount of wishing will help that. Determination, action, self-discipline, clarity of values, patience, education, hope, selflessness… perhaps my wish is that we all develop those traits which will help us piece together a saner, sustainable future.

Let’s piece together peace. Together.


The Daily Post photo challenge: Wish

About Maggie C

Stained glass artist, writer, respecter of life.
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12 Responses to Wish No More

  1. Good thought and wishes. I also wish that no puzzle every had a lost piece!


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  2. Peggy Lemmer says:

    Life seems to also to be like the puzzle, in that the more pieces that are discovered and fit into place, the easier the whole is to complete and understand. 🙂

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  3. Peggy Lemmer says:

    Also I love the picture of the lone piece lost in the grass. A part of something bigger that may never find it’s place.

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  4. Tina Schell says:

    Nicely said and well-shown

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  5. What a great post, Maggie. A wish to have nothing more/much to wish is ideal, isn’t it? 🙂

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  6. mamachosejoy says:

    Let’s piece together peace. Together. ✌🏼💫🙌🏼🙌🏼♥️

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