Can the Magical Friendship Rose really make your wish come true? Of course it can.
Have you ever blown out a birthday candle, closed your eyes, and made a wish? Have you ever made a wish when you spotted a shooting star? Have you ever wished on an eyelash? What about a wishbone?
We all make wishes. If it’s raining, we wish it was sunny. When, it’s winter, we wish for spring. When we’re going through a difficult time, we wish for good luck. We can even wish for big things like winning the lottery, being famous, finding our true love, or making a dream come true.
It’s only natural to wish for better things, a better life. Love and happiness—that’s what we all want.
But where did some of these wish traditions come from?
The ancient Greeks are responsible for our tradition of making a birthday wish. They believed that smoke from candles carried prayers to the Greek moon goddess, Artemis. Just like we do, they baked round cakes to symbolize the moon and recanted a heartfelt request when they blew out the candles.
The tradition of wishing on a shooting star came from the astronomer Ptolemy who believed that shooting stars were the result of the gods looking down upon us humans. Being so, you had the greatest chance of being heard if you made a wish while you had their attention.
Eyelash wishing came from 18th century Britain. Folklore from Shropshire, England, claims that if "an eyelash comes out, put it on the back of the hand, wish, and throw it over the shoulder. If it leaves the hand, the wish will come true."
One of the most beloved wish traditions comes from Ireland, which holds that catching a leprechaun will result in him granting you three wishes. So by all means, watch for rainbows in case you should be lucky enough to spot such a whimsical character and find his shining pot of gold.
And a rose is thought to be a divine manifestation of beauty with a unique and positive vibration that will bring abundance, blessings, friendship, protection, and love.
Of course these traditions aren’t the only ways one can get a special wish. We can also wish on dandelions, wishbones, ladybugs, and the list goes on and on.
But how can wishes possibly come true?
The heart holds a special kind of magic and if there’s enough desire and determination, we find a way to get what we want, what we need, out of life. Or perhaps our dearest wishes are taken to heaven on an angel’s lovely wings. Or maybe, just maybe, the universe hears our request and delivers.
Others have a hand in the equation as well. We can help make someone’s wish come true, and there’s nothing more satisfying than helping someone find fulfillment in life. If it’s within our power to make someone’s wish a reality, then we should try. Making someone’s wish come true will change your life for the better and bring you good karma. It may even result in making your wish a reality as well.