When You Wish Upon a Blog – What?

One of my blog posts has transformed into a wishing well.  Young people from around the world stop by daily. A few have thrown their proverbial coin into my comment section with the hope their dreams will come true.


The ultimate wishing well – The Trevi Fountain

The search engine term, How to make a wish come true overnight Linda, brings the majority of them to my blog. Linda. Lindau. It must be close enough.

Why Linda?

After recalling fairy godmothers who granted wishes, I Googled a list of fairy names. Of the ninety-five listed, not one was Linda. Then I remembered the good witch in the Wizard of Oz who was named Glinda. Hmm. Maybe they didn’t remember the G!

Writing down your affirmation or prayer can be a great way to send it into the universe. If you read The Help, you may remember Aibileen who compiled a book of prayers for others in need from her community. So why not type them in a comment on a blog post?

I can understand how children may search on the computer. Kids have grown up with instant answers. Some are not any receiving religious education and don’t know how to go about wishing or praying.

When readers began leaving their wishes in my comment section, I wished on their wishes. Maybe not for the iPhone 5, but the rest were so sweet.

One of the commenters seemed very vulnerable.


errm so i know this is a massive favour but i want to be pretty and like everyone else please stop the bullying and give me a best friend….

My reply:

I think it’s great that you made your wish. Writing about them is a wonderful way to reinforce your hopes and dreams. I write down mine all the time!

Sometimes people can be mean. Looking back, if I would have laughed at myself when I was younger and not taken myself so seriously, life would have been a lot easier.

Keep your chin up and be sure to smile. Others around you will reflect your energy, so send out positive vibes. Everyone’s smile is beautiful and yours is too!

Good luck and may all of your wishes come true!

I love the idea that one my posts has become a virtual wishing well. I hope that readers will continue to stop by to toss them into my comment section. If it gives someone a little hope, how can that be a bad thing? Hope goes a long way in making our aspirations reality.

Do you believe your wishes can come true?

Do you ever write them down?


Trevi Fountain photo by Wikipedia

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99 responses to “When You Wish Upon a Blog – What?

  1. anon...

    I wish my friend would stop cutting and she could meet her boyfriend, and her parents were all okay, and they weren’t going to get divorced and move.

  2. Bless you ….. you’ve done a wonderful thing with your “wishing well”…it’s not just wonderful, it’s HUGE, and a gift to those who need their wishes to come true….:)

  3. Susie, why does this not surprise me? There are things that happen for a reason and those who send their wishes to you could not have been directed to a better place. I know they receive responses that are respectful and non-judgmental and probably make them smile. You are one special lady!

  4. Wishes and Linda – they seem to be a match. Cute idea

  5. Oh Susie, this is just — (trying to break the ‘awesome’ habit) marvelous! You have an endless supply of ideas for reaching out, and it is a gift to cherish. Just finished a research project on skyrocketing numbers of birth defects in Fallujah, and was wishing without much hope that the people there will find a way to recover and someday, prosper. After that sad reading, it’s great to come here and see light. Cheers!

    • I am glad I could make you smile. What a depressing situation for all involved. We take so much for granted until faced with something like that. I wish you all the best with your research!
      Don’t forget to come by with a link. It is another UMAMD!

  6. I do believe there is magic in writing them down… Maybe that’s more powerful than wishing on a star? :)

  7. Well, lemme tell you…I stopped by this virtual wishing well of yours and threw my wish in. I had it figured that by the next morning, Vera Farmiga would be my wake up call. After which, I would become President of Las Vegas. Didn’t work out, but hey, no hard feelings.
    Okay, I’ll be serious now. This virtual wishing well post of yours is an inspiration to anyone who has ever peeked whilst making a wish. On the off chance an angel might be happening by. And now you got me all caught up on Train.

    • Love it! I am listening right now. I totally believe in angels and am calling on them..
      Sorry Vera didn’t show. I guess we can’t always get what we want.

      • Nah, I’ve got everything I need. And as far as being President of Las Vegas, I really wouldn’t want that job. Not if President of the New York Yankees was open. And who knows? After this season, it might be….

  8. How sweet! I definitely believe that wishes can come true. Putting them into words and sharing them makes that more likely, so good on you!

  9. The concept is very interesting! Wow!

  10. Yes, wishes to come true, but it takes a shift in attitude to make it happen. No, I don’t write tehm down, but it is a good idea ……..a few weeks back, I read a post on Emerald Pie -http://emeraldpie.wordpress.com/2013/03/04/i-wish-i-will/ and it made me think. Lately, I’ve been thinking of France and going back to visit, so much I’ve been puttering in the kitchen muttering French phrases and cooking. Thanks.

    • That is so cool!
      Write it down in the present tense like it is happening already. (according to The Secret – based on the Power of Positive Thinking and many others)
      Take some pictures and blog about it when you get back! :)
      Au revoir!

  11. Hi Susie, just letting you know I moved back into WP.com – self hosting and I didn’t get along. Blah! Be well there! http://ourretiredlife.org/

  12. How fun is that? You have “wishers.” I think I’d be more likely to attract the Undie Fanatics… (You go, girl!)

    • Thanks Jenny! It has been fun and intense. I have to think before responding. I got another yesterday and my guess is they will continue for a long time!
      Go undie fanatics!

  13. Reblogged this on tomwisk and commented:
    This is Susie’s blog. She’s great people and the people who follow and contribute are worth reading. Enjoy. Follow.

  14. Wow, that’s really amazing. I think it’s great that you respond to the wishes, Susie. Not everyone would take the time.

    • I think you would have too! Imagine if they had gone to someone’s blog who never responds. I got another one that was really troubled since I blogged this.
      Thanks so much!

  15. Dear Abby – I mean Susie – no, I mean Linda, Glinda, Lindau. Whoever.

    How sweet that people post their wishes on your comments. Wouldn’t it be totally cool if even just one of them came true for someone!?!

    I’m going to try it. Right now. Right here.

    I would really love it if I owned a Corvette and had the means to afford to drive it.

    Okay. There it is. I sent it out there into the universe. Let’s just see what happens.

    This is a lovely post, Susie. You do so much good in cyberspace. Keep it up.

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt

    • This is Glinda, Linda Lindau and I am wishing upon your wish! Visualize it every day and it will come true!
      Thanks Patricia. I am very glad to help in any small way that I can… It is so cool how people can connect across the universe!

  16. filbio

    Let’s all wish for health and happiness. I think if we want something bad enough and have a good heart about it that wishes can come true.

    That was a cool answer you gave her. Hopefully you made her day!

    • Thanks so much Phil!
      I hope I helped! She came back and thanked me. :)
      I wish the same for everyone too. Sometimes people are really going through the worst period of their lives. I figure there is a reason they found me, so I will continue to reach out when they do!

  17. I think you’re on to something with younger people not being taught to pray and being used to looking for everything online. That young girl’s wish is so poignant and your response is so sweet. She may not be able to find God online, but at least she stumbled upon kind and caring you.

    • Thanks so much Peg!
      There are several searches that bring them to my blog. One is “How to make a wish come true overnight.”
      I wish I had the answer to that one!
      Life works in such strange ways. I have stumbled upon blogs that have helped me too!

  18. I wish you all the success in the world. Thanks for being positive and sending out good vibes!

  19. Know you will do well in your new incarnation–sometimes advice from outside the home is more palatable to the young. Keep up your good work–it will be appreciated.

    • Thanks so much VB! I think you are right about advice from other sources especially since they were looking for it. I just hope to keep telling them the right thing. I especially hope things get better for them!

  20. i WISH YOU WELL !!! I know it will take you and blogging to a whole new level.
    Bless You

  21. Loving your post – thanks so much for sharing:) I wish, hope and dream every day and the majority come into fruition. I love blogging about wishing, hoping and dreaming – just living life! Happy Monday

    • Thanks Renee!
      That’s what your blog is all about! I agree that if we keep putting our wishes out there and act on them, there is no stopping them or us!
      Have a great week!

  22. Awh that’s so sweet. I can see you making a great agony aunt!

  23. Wonderful stuff Susie – as for wishes – being positive and grabbing your future with both hands will ensure that you stay happy, sane and healthy – and that is all we can wish for!

  24. I’m all for wishes and hope!! :)

  25. That is very cool and lovely. Love Trevi by the way. I set a scene in my book there where my heroine wishes on the coin the hero gives her. Wishes do come true, ESPECIALLY when you write them down.

    • Your character wished upon a coin and tossed it into the Trevi? That gave me shivers!
      Thanks so much Kecia! I agree about writing them down. It seems to reinforce them somehow. Have a great week!

  26. I do believe wishes come true and now this young girl does too. Your advice was simply perfect. I have know doubt she will be smiling a little wider. Fairies Rock!

    • I believe in wishes too!
      That is so nice Lisa. Thank you!
      I guess I just wrote what I believe to be true in life. I wish I had know that back when I was her age!
      Fairies do rock. Go fairies!

  27. That was a great response to the bullied, insecure one.

  28. I’ve found this idea quite challenging. Thanks for your encouraging words.

    • In what way?
      I am glad that it encouraged you. We all need encouragement from time to time and I have found it through reading blogs as well!

      • To have a goal is one thing. To actually tell everyone that goal is another entirely. That’s when it gets scary.

        All the best, thanks for the follow. I followed you back…

        • You make such a great point. I was under the belief that putting it out there would help reinforce it, but people don’t want to hear about it, they want to see results!
          I am pretty out-going, but have reeled in my goals and write them down instead.
          Thanks for following!

          • Cheers. I just think that sometimes, when you’re in the middle of crafting a goal – it’s easier not to tell everyone what it is… what way you can stay on task without worrying about the end result. I’m not sure. Just a thought.

  29. I have been to the Trevi Fountain! It is beautiful! I think I just made my wish come true, but I can’t say just yet… Shhh ;)

  30. Interesting that one of your posts would be a metaphoric wishing well for the wish factoring set, Susie. I once wrote a post praising a drain cleaner, and I still hear from plumber-types that go to it to either to agree with me or grouse about how much they hate the product.

    • That is funny! Plumbers with attitude…
      I have gotten some serious comments on it. The post is also becoming an advice column.. I hope I am saying the right thing. Another one came in last night.

  31. I think they can come true but we need to work on them without fretting over the outcome. I enjoy every moment of life.

  32. I was the ultimate nerd, dork, square all through school. Someone like you told me to keep being who I am, and today I’m glad I’m not the cool jocks who turned out fat, bald and broke (I’m not any of the above). Your wishing well is a magical place. I hope you throw in a coin yourself and your wishes come true.

    • Aww! Thanks Chaz! I am glad that you had someone in your life to remind you to be yourself. You seem pretty cool to me with your ampersands and all!
      It is magical! I have thought about what I would wish for. You never know, it could work!

  33. When I was a child was I very lonely and my childhood wasn’t the most cheerful, so I wrote letters to people that I never met .. picked names from some radio program .. I have heard. I must have written 1000 letters … and when they were finished I though them away … and I felt much better.
    I wished I had saved them … I think, not too sure about it.
    I think it’s so important that … that teens and youth has somebody that first of all listens to them and that they can talk to somebody.

    • You were a writer from the start!
      It was probably great therapy to write all of those letters. I am sorry you didn’t have the support you needed. Maybe you can be a support system for someone else sometime.
      I agree that we all need someone to listen at any age!
      Thanks for sharing and for your input Viveka!

  34. I wish I had a wishing star that I could wish on with a wish that would wish… aww…, just forget it !!!! A bit different than your usual “wild” posts, Susie, but a great idea.

    • When I found all those comments on my post, I had to write about it. I thought it was pretty wild that people left wishes in my comment section! I did have to tell one of them that I can’t grant wishes…Wouldn’t that be something???? I would love to just wave a wand!
      Thanks Paul!

  35. “yOu is kINd, YoU iS sMArT, YOu Is iMpOrTAnT”. :) Loved “The Help”. :)

  36. Any and all good is from God. If it be His will…

  37. Your heart is bigger than the Rockies. What you send you shall receive. Bless you.

    • Awww! Thanks Tom! That gave me shivers… I wish all the best to you too!

    • Hey Tom! You left a great comment over there, but I would prefer to give the advice only because it may encourage other advice givers to jump in to the comments. It could become hard to control. My biggest fear is someone says something horrendous to these young kids before I can delete it. Thanks though!

      • I understand. It was early in the am when I posted. Am rebloging with a recommendation not only for you but your followers of which I’m happy to be. Again thanks and I’ll think. We’ll write it off as a senior moment or trying to be a grandpa..

  38. I do believe that wishes can come true… but that it requires assistance from us.

    I love how you answered the commentor :) hopefully it cheered her/him up!

  39. I’m glad the wishers found you. I can only imagine what might have happened if they showed up on my blog…yikes!

  40. What a wonderful idea. Your blog is wonderfu! I don’t belive in wishing – I know that it works ;-) All my best wishes to you.

  41. Do I believe in wishes coming true? Um, yeah! Your answer was so sweet and I hope she does, in fact, keep her chin up. You are one of the coolest chicks I know. Thanks for being awesome with your wishing well and good faerie advice. I think those kids found a great place to leave their comment-wishes.

    • Tameri you are so sweet and kind! Thank you. I had to think about what to say. I couldn’t just leave it there…Then I just made a wish and a prayer!
      I hope they keep coming!

  42. How amazing is that Susie? That is just incredible and am glad they have you to respond to them.
    I just dont believe in any of that anymore. Way too much reality.

    • It is amazing! I am glad that they come by and hope it continues…I think that wishing is synonymous with hope. If we don’t have it, then life becomes very dark and depressing…
      Thanks Linda and hugs right back atcha!

  43. Yes, I believe wishes come true, and the best way is actually in your answer to this “vulnerable” post, actually. “Keep your chin up and be sure to smile. Others around you will reflect your energy, so send out positive vibes.” That’s it right there, oh wise one!

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