Wish Upon a Star

The day after Christmas.

All the guest that festively filled the living, the dining room and the gifts under the tree have come and gone.

What’s left is the debris and the silence.

For some, the high anticipation of the Christmas season, with the gift buying, meal preparations, home decorating, church activities and the zillion other things we do on Christmas day, can bring an unexpected feeling of depression, much like a crash after a sugar high.

I mention this because one of my teen suffers from this now-what-do-I-do-with-myself-today, the fall after the climax of Christmas day.

It’s difficult to remedy this attitude and my teen has learned to take his music and go for long walks when the low feeling begins to bring the spirit down.

It’s difficult growing up with so much commercialism . . . stuff, way too much stuff.  Of course, some parents may remedy this withdrawal from not enough activities and gadgets to occupy 23.999% of the time with going to the Mall the day after Christmas.

That would be cool if the Mall was 20 minutes from our home but country living means the closest store to take your withdrawal shakes to would be the very tiny gas and convenient store right up the street.  Oh, yay young’n, go hog crazy with the daily news and a can of pop!

But, to my young’n I say, here is a beautiful song that can cure any blues you may be suffering the day after Christmas (or anytime.) Because you see,

When you wish upon a star

When you wish upon a star

Makes no difference who you are

Anything your heart desires

Will come to you

So what do you wish for my friend?It makes no difference who you are…anything you wish…your heart desires…will come to you!

If your heart is in your dream

No request is too extreme

When you wish upon a star

As dreamers do

Search your heart and find your dreams, it’s never too early or too late. We all have dreams and wishes too and no request is too extreme. Find your dream and wish it upon a star . . . tonight, if the sky is clear, wish your dream upon a star.

Fate is kind

She brings to those who love

The sweet fulfillment of

Their secret longing

Never give up on your wishes and dreams, for as you can see, your whispers are heard loud and clear once released  into the universe.

Like a bolt out of the blue

Fate steps in and sees you through

When you wish upon a star

Your dreams come true

It’s never easy learning to be at peace after a whirlwind event, but hopefully with the help of Leigh Harline and Ned Washington’s lyrics, finding our dreams and wishing them upon a star can bring us back on level ground and move us smoothly into the new year.

My wish to you and my loved ones . . . peace of heart.

Sunshine xoxo


11 thoughts on “Wish Upon a Star

  1. Bongo says:

    Those long walks your teen takes are much better than a trip to the mall – and probably satisfy longer than the latest gadget with the credit card bill a month later.


  2. philosophermouseofthehedge says:

    Star gazing so good for perspective. (If it helps any, I remember walking in a rural area down the road to the little tiny county store for soda – it was an unusual “gift” from my parents – the slow pace – but one cherished now)


  3. eof737 says:

    I’ve always loved this song… stuff dreams are made of. Thanks for the inspiring post. I’m still recovering from being sick this holiday season… Blessings to you and yours. 🙂


Comments are closed.