A genie grants you three wishes. What are they?
I recently came across this question, while scrolling Instagram and it has lingered in my mind, ever since.During this day and age we live in, if such a question is put out there, i wonder what the first responses would be?Money,The latest iPhone,or Samsung,Camera, Television,High end and Luxury Shoes and Clothing, the most expensive make up…all things materialistic.Our lives, revolve around what we have, or what we want. What others have, and what we see on social media.
My first wish, would be happiness.Happiness, happiness,happiness.Why the repetition?Because, most of us believe, happiness is equated to what we have.I wish to live happily, free from the anguish of not having the latest phone, or the latest outfit, or the latest product released by a celebrity.I wish to live happily, free from the burden of what people think, and live freely.I would choose happiness, because i want to create magic for myself.Magic that i feel, i can create, with all the dreams i have for myself.I choose the experiences over materials.The friendships, the laughter,the joy, as well as sharing the pain and suffering over the satisfaction of what a material thing will give me, for a limited amount of time.
My second wish, would be love.To love myself so much, that i don’t feel unworthy when someone else doesn’t. To love myself so much, to try out the scary things, and yet that my heart yearns for.To love myself so much, that i trust i can do, anything i set my heart and mind to.Love for others, and by others, i mean love and care for those around me, my friends, my family and my friends who are family.Genuine love, that is hard to find, because we find ourselves engrossed in social media.Love, Genuine Love, that is rare because we are always yearning to live the “lives” of others we see on Social Media.No one, portrays their struggles on Social Media, so why do we let our struggles hold us back?
My Third Wish, would be Health.Health, for myself, and all in the world.Health, both mentally and physically.Physically, because something such as a cold or a flu, or a headache, as trivial as it may seem to some, can trigger you for a whole day and lessens your productivity.Mental Health, because i know how it feels, to feel mentally exhausted to do anything. The first question when you open your eyes in the morning being “Why,Why should i get out of bed today?”Then roll over and sleep till mid-morning and spend the whole day feeling extremely miserable because i have accomplished absolutely nothing.
So yes, my three wishes would be, happiness, love and health.I am human, yes, i would love the latest goodies, however, my peace of mind, health and happiness is far more important than the satisfaction of having the latest phone, or beauty product for a certain period of time, only to leave me yearning for the next item as soon as it is released…