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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  1. 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.


    1. 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!


  2. 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.


    1. 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!


  3. 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!


    1. 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!


  4. 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


    1. 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!


    1. 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!


    1. 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!


  5. 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.


    1. 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!


  6. 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.


      1. 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….


  7. 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!


    1. 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!


  8. 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!


  9. 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….:)


  10. 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.


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