wishing wells and stars in the sky

@winterose (39918)
Canada
October 1, 2012 12:40pm CST
Do you still make a wish upon a star like you did when you were young? Do you through pennies into a wishing well. Do you fight for the turkey bone and make a wish if you got the right piece? Do you still make a wish when you blow out your candles on your birthday cake. These are all cute little things we did as a child,as an adult do you still do it and why do you do it. I do it because I just like to. I know they are just silly little things but it makes life more romantic.
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@celticeagle (119107)
• Boise, Idaho
1 Oct 12
I haven't happened across either of these things in years. I probably would though. We do save the turkey bone and then usually my daughter and I wish on it at some point. I never have a birthday cake so I don't wish on the candles. Whenever I have seen a falling star in the sky I have always wished upon them. Some even come true.
@winterose (39918)
• Canada
3 Oct 12
I always say starlight, star bright the first star I see tonight, I wish I may I wish I might have this wish I wish tonight.
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@celticeagle (119107)
• Boise, Idaho
4 Oct 12
That the one I use too. Haven't seen one in a while though.
@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
1 Oct 12
I agree, these are the cute things that I missed during childhood days, and this modernization changed. Now my kids don't see these things working (thu I agree with them, but they misses a lot of things due to technologies)
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
3 Oct 12
It is still nice to dream and wish, so many adults have lost the ability to do that.
@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
1 Oct 12
I did, and, to a certain extent still do, but that's because I didn't want to grow up...
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
3 Oct 12
Yes it is always great to be young at heart.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
3 Oct 12
growing old is inevitable... growing up is optional...
@AmbiePam (49868)
• United States
4 Oct 12
I kind of do. When I see a star, or blow out candles for my birthday, I say a little prayer. But it's not like a regular prayer. More like a wish, only I'm asking God. And it's always something that isn't likely to happen, which is something I guess we often do when we wish. I'll use something like, please Lord let my dad sleep tonight without any interruptions. Kind of a wish/prayer.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
6 Oct 12
it is a good wish if I ever heard one
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• United States
2 Oct 12
LOL! I do all of the above except for the throwing pennies into the wishing wells. Of course, I never did that as a child, either. When I was a child, it was very exciting to find a penny on the ground or to earn a few cents or get a couple of dollars as a present, and I never did understand why anyone would just throw away money like that. In fact, I always wanted to go and collect it when I saw others doing it, so my mom had a very difficult time trying to convince me that it was wrong and the same thing as stealing if I were to take it, especially when the people were voluntarily throwing the money away.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
3 Oct 12
It probably goes back to ancient times when people had to bribe he |Gods for their wishes.
@Angelpink (4022)
• Philippines
2 Oct 12
Yes sometimes if i felt so much of something , then i sigh and say wish i am that bird in the sky , no problem and so free spreading its wings or sometimes i wish myself to be a baby only , that no worries she feels , no hassle nor sadness being felt . But all just wishes for reality i have to face each day Good day !
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
3 Oct 12
It is still nice to be young at heart.
@sid556 (31005)
• United States
2 Oct 12
Ya...all of the above and then some. I usually have a kid by my side. Good excuse, heh? We do always let one of the kids get the wishbone from the turkey though. And you don't look foolish sitting on the swing at the playground or going down the slide or anything if you have a little kid with you. Fun stuff. Thanks Winter.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
3 Oct 12
You are young at heart that is wonderful
@natliegleb (5184)
• India
2 Oct 12
i certainly do once every fortnight and its splendid to look at the sky and making sure our wishes one fine day will come true and i always have that hope for sure
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
3 Oct 12
Yes it is nice to have a little magic in our lives and to stay young at heart.
@Shavkat (64964)
• Philippines
2 Oct 12
My family and I still doing the wish on birthdays. I even smiled gazing the first star, wishing to come true. We also have the practice of wishing to the first church that we've seen for the first time.
@winterose (39918)
• Canada
3 Oct 12
Oh that one I don't know about the first church, but there is so many churches here they we see them everyday.
@much2say (40035)
• United States
1 Oct 12
You are too cute, winterose! I guess I do that more for the kids now . . . but secretly, yah, I guess I do do it for myself - ha ha! It's always good to have hope in life . . . and these silly wishing rituals actually remind us to keep on hoping!
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
3 Oct 12
Yes, it is always nice to stay young at heart.
@shaggin (37294)
• United States
1 Oct 12
Well I am a vegetarian so I am not around wish bones from a turkey anyway. I dont do all these wishing things anymore but my kids do. It was nice to be young and innocent like that and have so much fun with these things. I like to watch my children have fun with it.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
3 Oct 12
Doing these things as adults even though we know better keeps us young at heart.