Wishes are magical desires for dreams and hopes to come true. Although wishing traditions vary around the world, all cultures have beliefs and stories surrounding wishes. (In fact, I am headed off to tell a few of my favourite tales about wishes tomorrow morning.)
Do you wish on falling stars? Eat moon cakes under the moon? Throw lucky pennies into a wishing well? Search the forests for Leprechauns or the Kapre?
One wishing tradition that I love to practice is a variation of the wishing tree. Around the enchanted tree house, Wednesdays are referred to as Wishing Wednesdays. On every single Wishing Wednesday, we write down one wish and tie it around the branch of our wishing tree.
This wishing tradition started when I lived in Florida. I would hang my wishes in a banyan tree because in Hindu mythology, the banyan tree is referred to as kalpavriksha meaning "wish-fulfilling tree." Since all trees (or even houseplants) are filled with magical enchantments, they love to be used as wishing trees! Add some magic into your life by incorporating Wishing Wednesdays into your week!
Here is what you need: Scrap paper, scrap ribbon or string and a pen
Step One: Write your wish!
Step Two: Roll your wish!
Step Three: MAKE YOUR WISH!!
If you knew your wish would come true, what would you wish for? Dream big because on Wishing Wednesday, wishes come true! Xx