Ten is a lot of wishes! So, first off, I would start with some wishes that would improve the whole world.
1. I would wish for world peace. Cliche, maybe, but I would love to turn on the news and hear happy stories instead of constant stories about violence, arguments, and war.
2. Then, I would end hunger. It really boggles my mind how anyone in this world can go hungry when, at least here, we have such an abundance of food. Then, every week when I buy groceries for my family of five, I am reminded why many people can't afford to eat - or at least eat well. I would use one of my wishes to fix that.
3. I would end child suffering. If had a ten wishes, I would use one to make sure no child is ever abused or exploited again. In my career as a preschool teacher, I saw firsthand how abuse can affect children. I have always had a soft spot in my heart, a deep compassion for children. It breaks my heart to seem then hurt in any way.
4. I worry this one might upset the balance in the world. I mean, there has to be a cycle of life so the Earth doesn’t become grossly overpopulated and deplete all of our resources. (Perhaps, I’m over thinking just a bit.) That said, I would wish for an end to disease. No more cancer or AIDS or Alzheimer’s. Everyone is touched by these in one way or another it seems. Eradicating them would end so much pain, suffering, and grief.
How about you?? If you found a genie in a bottle who gave you ten wishes, what would your wishes be??