Sunday, 13 July 2008

Careful What You Wish For

S Club 7's 'Reach for the stars' was playing in the background as I was strolling down the soft drinks aisle at my local supermarket. The song took me right back to my days in Japan. I remember the song was still in the charts at the time and I had a secret wish to use that song to choreograph a dance with the English Club members to perform during their School Festival. Unfortunately, the tradition was for them to make posters on foreign matters and create an exhibition in the school lobby.

I wished then that I could be given an opportunity to choregraph a dance. I've never done that before but thought it would be a fun challenge. Three years past and still the wish wasn't granted. Perhaps it's not a meant to be.....

Last year, I was told that I was to enter my class of 28 children in a local Dance Festival. At the time, I had forgotten all about my wish to choreograph a dance. In fact, I was stressing out - I'm not a dancer! I can't do this! Luckily, after some initial advice from a colleague, I was able to have enough confidence to take the project to a successful completion.

This year, I was again given another opportunity to choregraph several dances, but unlike last time, I volunteered for the job. I finally recognised that it was the opportunity I had been praying for 7 years ago. I didn't notice it last year because it wasn't in the form I had asked for, even though the outcome was highly positive. Sometimes, when we pray, we have our own picture of how we want that wish to come true. I find it helpful to just pray for happiness now and let the universe take care of the finer details. It is tempting to tell the universe exactly how you want something to happen, however, that may not necessarily be for the highest good for all concerned.

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