Wishing Upon a Star – - – Do Planets Count?

Services for Real Estate Pros with Mike Hendren Photography

You’ve done it – you know, made a wish on the first star you see as night falls. It goes something like this:
“Star light, star bright, first star I see tonight, I wish I may, I wish I might have this wish I wish tonight.”

Yesterday evening, I was on the deck enjoying the crisp evening air, a cold beer, and a cigar. The moon was up and I saw my first star of the evening, so I made a wish. Then, I realized I was looking at a planet, Jupiter. It made we wonder – was that wish made in vain or do planets count? Just to be sure, I waited until I finally saw a “first star” and made my wish again – you can’t be too careful with that sort of thing. :-)

The next thing that occurred to me was that (for me, at least) it wasn’t really a wish but a heartfelt prayer to our Lord. So, I’m thinking that maybe it doesn’t matter it it’s prompted by a star, a planet, or just a random thought. What counts is that the wish / prayer is given with the understanding that it is a humble request and how or when it may be answered depends upon the infinite wisdom of God.

Comments (7)

Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT

Mike, it is so good to see you! I am thinking it doesn't matter, star or planet, it is the good thoughts you hold at that moment in time.

Hope to see more of you, and I do hope all is well with you.

Nov 12, 2010 11:27 PM
Nor Yeretsian
Envoy Capitol Realty Inc. - Toronto, ON
Envoy Capitol Realty Inc., Brokerage Toronto

Thank You , Mike for sharing this story.

Humble requests are the best I think... hope it comes true for you.


Nor Yeretsian

Nov 12, 2010 11:45 PM
Mike Hendren
Mike Hendren Photography - Cloudcroft, NM

Hi there, Andrea!  Yes, it's been a while - things have been kind of crazy and busy.  I'm sure you know how that goes!  :-)  It's good to see your smiling face again.

Thanks, Nor.  I think your right and I appreciate your support.

Have a great day!

 Mike

Nov 12, 2010 11:50 PM
Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado - Red Feather Lakes, CO
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

Hi Mike, Of course, I don't know what you wished/prayed for, but I always find the first star is not wasted on anything material but only for the health and safety of loved ones.  I think it does not matter if it's a planet :>)  Have a great weekend Mike.

Nov 13, 2010 01:05 AM
Mike Hendren
Mike Hendren Photography - Cloudcroft, NM

Hi Mary, and no it wasn't anything material - I was wishing for something to do with family.

Have a great day!

 Mike


Nov 13, 2010 08:58 AM
Debi Boucher
Real Estate Showcase Photography - Woodland Park, CO
"Realtor Showcase" - Real Estate Photography/Virtual Tours

A wish/prayer for some unselfish thing is never wasted - besides, planets are beautiful, too ;) So good to see you.

And I hope there is an answer to your prayer, and that it is what you are hoping for...

Nov 14, 2010 09:48 AM
Mike Hendren
Mike Hendren Photography - Cloudcroft, NM

Thank you Debi - good to hear from you, too!


Nov 15, 2010 12:48 AM