Don’t Wish Your Life Away

As a child I heard the phrase “Don’t wish your life away,” when I was wishing for something that would only come in the future.

How many times do we hear people tell us that they wish this hadn’t happened to us. While the sentiment is there and certainly such words are offered with utmost compassion, there are times when their wishes would almost take away the life we have lived.

I wonder about those words and wonder if these other people are wishing away the lives of their good friends? Illness is part of life. It is hard. It is messy. Certainly no one wishes it on anyone else, but for some people are sick and they do get sick. This burden is their life now. While it would be nice for them and everyone to have an easy life, everyone has burdens. Don’t wish away someone’s very life.

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