Morning Cup of Joe – Wishing Well


Be careful what you ask for, you just might get it. Once you get it, be sure you know what to do with it. Most of us ask for things we really don’t want. I had a friend who was working but absolutely hated his job. He would complain about it daily while discovering new deficiencies that was wrong with his co-workers. His wish was to get fired. He wished upon every star in the sky that his employers would dismiss him and much to his dismay they never did.

One morning he followed his same routine, arriving in a bad mood wishing his normal wish. Later that same afternoon, he was summoned to Human Resources for a meeting. The meeting lasted a few minutes and at the conclusion of the meeting, his wish had been granted. He didn’t know how to react; naturally he didn’t see it coming or did he? He didn’t have a “plan b” after he got what he’s been asking for.

Again, be careful what you wish for. Here’s a person who was gainfully employed with a great organization wishing and hoping he’d get fired. Well, he got what he wished for. Now what?

Understand that these wishes come true, good and bad. Before experiencing a similar fate, if in fact you are the type to make wishes, I encourage you to wish for good things. At least you won’t be disappointed when they come true.

To The Top!
Joe Paul