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I Wish…

Everyone has a bucket list these days. Seems like the right thing to do. For Freedom Friday, I thought I’d share my own bucket list. And since it’s the New Year, I figure I could double up by also presenting this post as a 2014 wish list of sorts. I hope that makes sense. I’m sure you’ll muddle through it.

When you wish upon a star
When you wish upon a star

Let me preface every wish with the following intro: In 2014…

  • …I wish I didn’t have to wait in line anymore, such as when I’m shopping and the line comes to an abrupt halt by a thrifty shopper five places ahead because they want a price check on the cocktail olives they’re going to consume with their martini later that evening before passing out in a drunken stupor.
  • …I wish I’ll finally be able to find a parking spot closer to the mall entrance rather than two-hundred car lengths in the middle of nowhere forcing me to walk the distance of a mile to get to that precious birthday gift that in a year no one will remember.
  • …I wish drivers will leave the passing lane open to those of us who actually want to use it as a passing lane therefore allowing us to get to our destinations without feeling we owe them our firstborn.
  • …I wish I will never have to worry about brain freeze ever again.
  • …I wish the water fountains at the mall didn’t spurt torrential rain when I lean into them forcing me to walk outside soaked and drying my hair with a towel.
  • …I wish I’ll have the opportunity to say, “Two hundred channels and there’s so much on.”
  • …I wish my “please” will not mean “step lively” but instead those hearing it will understand it as my way of saying “haul ass” as in, “Can you haul ass and get that for me?”
  • …I wish food manufacturers will not fill half a bag of chips with air.
  • …I wish Spider-Man will make an appearance in the next Avengers movie.
  • …I wish when I’m looking for the salt shaker I discover it in the same place where I’d left it instead of finding the garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, ginger, coriander, cumin, black pepper, chili pepper, cayenne pepper, clove, savory, marjoram, sage, and all the other exotic spices we have in our culinary arsenal we call a kitchen cabinet.

These will do for now. I’m not interested in vast riches, wealth or anything like that. Although it would be cool to wish for a comfortable life, I don’t make it a priority. So many other things in life are way more important anyway. Nothing quite like a good chat or sharing a meal with friends. I suppose as long as everyone gets along, that’s all that matters.

Let’s make it official. In 2014 I wish everyone would get along.


Do you have any wishes for 2014 you’d like to see happen in your life?


Jack Flacco is an author and the founder of Looking to God Ministries, an organization dedicated to spreading the Word of God through outreach programs, literature and preaching.

15 thoughts on “I Wish…

  1. I love this post! I wish you wouldn’t mind if I steal your idea (give you credit of course) and do my own list instead of a Sunday rant.

      1. Thank you. I just published it and not only gave you credit, I linked to your original post. I am hoping my followers come over to your site. Happy Sunday 🙂

  2. I’d love it if the next Avenger movie had Spiderman in it too. I also agree about the chip bags, when I buy a bag chips, I’d love to have a full bag of chips. Great post, Jack and it would be wonderful if everyone could get along! 🙂

  3. I agree with the chip bag one. I wish that everyone would try to help the poor and homeless. I wish that all the hungry people out there could have something to eat. And I wish that every child would have a loving mother and father. Someday…

  4. I feel you on the passing lane wish. Really, I just wish people would learn how to drive considerately. That would help me get along with them. I don’t ask for much. 🙂

    Your salt shaker disappears?? That is troubling. My kitchen is very small so my salt is usually just an arm’s length away. Your spice collection is impressive. I do not have any marjoram or sage laying around my house.

  5. I’m with you on that ‘please’ one. Also, I wish I could ask for help around the house, get a positive response, and get immediate help. Instead of this ‘I’ll be right there!’ and then I’m nearly done or injured by the time they show up.

  6. I wish that the sidewalks and/or streets were always free of snow/ice/sleet. 😉
    I wish people would clearly state what they want – and not expect me to use a crystal ball.

    I like this wish of yours, Jack: In 2014 I wish everyone would get along.
    Happy 2014, Jack! 🙂

  7. I wish that the Powers That Be would declare Snow Days by three in the morning. Maybe even as late as four. So that I would know for sure I didn’t have to get up and shovel out the car and make lunches before I actually do these things by half-four in the morning (cuz that’s when these things get done, here).

    Happy 2014, Jack. 🙂

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