Monday, February 27, 2006


The wishbone will never replace the backbone.
Will Henry

The quote is true enough, but if both bones are healthy and work together it can be magical. We cannot ache to make wishes into reality if we never even have them, and without backbone we do not possess the strength to struggle to near breaking point to see that they do.
The nerve to do new things is present in some of us naturally, in others it has to be developed. Some people struggle to overcome fears and doubts, while some are simply overcome by them. The wishbone is more well developed in each of us, because it is a thought pattern or mind exercise. Backbone is only strengthened by use and demands actions. The former can fuel the latter, but thought alone will get you nowhere.
Wishes are the blueprints for building upon. They are not meant to be an end in themselves, but the beginning of a goal or desire that we breathe life into with dedicated actions. And it is not always an easy thing to do, in fact the bigger the wish the harder the road to its reality. Wish something worthy of the backbone necessary to accomplish it and the strength will come as needed. Take a chance, invest in yourself, and reap the rewards of a job well done.