Monday, September 27, 2010
She held the rock to her forehead, closed her eyes and made her wishes. Then she pressed the cool stone of promise against my brow so that I could make mine. I made my wishes. Who wouldn't take a chance at a little extra luck? I opened my eyes and asked her what else we should do to make certain our wishes came true? Did we need to keep them a secret? What were the wishing rock's rules?
Her eyes widened and she stared at me. "YaYa, don't you know the secret to making all your wishes come true?"
I squirmed a bit beneath such scrutiny, reluctant to admit the truth. "No. What's the secret?"
"It's easy," she said. "All you have to do is believe in yourself."
My heart swelled at the sincerity in her tone. Such wise advice coming from one so young. She knew the secret and I didn't. I thanked her for teaching me such a simple lesson that I wish I'd learned long ago.