This happy Wishes tree is on the lawn of a home of across the street from my walking path. Some who are local Facebook friends pass it each day and have perhaps contributed wishes to the branches. I finally stopped today to read and participate.

So many of the sentiments moved me as well as inspired me. They tie in beautifully with two of the questions I shared on yesterday’s blog: What moved or touched you today? What inspired you today?

I have been watching the number of wishes grow over the last week or so and it makes my heart sing… it feels like they are dancing as they flow in the breeze. I think about how many have taken the time to stop, with intention to pause for a moment and contribute. That alone inspires me.

The swinging cards are wonderful expressions of a spirit that trumps the fears, anger and even hate swirling all around us, trying to suck us in. This tree is a steadfast spirit of hope and expectation that goodness and healing are possible in our world, along with some wishes that are plain fun.

Today I added a wish. It was not hard to choose what I wanted to write, though it is only one of many, many that reside within me.

My wish: That I will look into the face of each person I see, no matter where I am, with love and respect.

 I invite you to virtually extend the wishes.

Simply click on the link below and add your wish in the comment section…it can be a couple of words. You do not have to subscribe to my blog to do this. I would love to see what is shared from around the country and the world as we keep the spirit of the park neighbors expanding.

Perhaps you will choose to start your own tree or virtual invitation to those in your circles or neighborhood. What I love is that it does not leave anyone from any background out…all are welcome.

Our world sorely needs us to speak these words out loud on behalf of our highest good.

It is also not a tree or blog post limited to any certain kind of wishes so wishes for kittens or puppies are welcome, too! Share whatever it is that is from your heart and soul.




  1. Laura West on December 7, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    My wish is to leave each person I meet with a spark of joy!

    • Dawn Sully Pile on December 9, 2015 at 8:25 pm

      And I have no doubt you do, the few conversations that we have had. Wish I could do the retreat but already had things on the calendar. I know it will be filled with the joyful sparks!

  2. Wendy Rose on December 7, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    My wish is to remove any kind of judgment from my mind, remove the word from my vocabulary…… and to love everyone…. as we are all the same.

    • Dawn Sully Pile on December 9, 2015 at 8:27 pm

      Love this, Wendy. Yes, the judgment can jump in so fast…I like the idea of removing the word from our vocabulary for the ways in which it does not serve us.

  3. Kim Rosten on December 7, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    I wish like Martin Luther King so eloquently stated that people would not judge people by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

    • Dawn Sully Pile on December 9, 2015 at 8:27 pm

      Yes, Kim…his wisdom and example live on and leave an indelible mark. If we would only live it consistently. Thank you.

  4. Maryellen on December 7, 2015 at 10:10 pm

    My wish is for hope to outweigh the hurting and hopeless.

    • Dawn Sully Pile on December 9, 2015 at 8:28 pm

      What a wonderful way to put this…to outweigh…yes! Thank you!

Leave a Comment