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“If god granted you three wishes, what would you wish for and why?” read the question in my 9th grade half yearly english paper. It was an essay which was meant to fetch me 25 marks in the paper, but it ended up changing my entire life, actually, ended up changing my dad’s life more than mine. I’ll explain how at the end of this post. Here is how the essay went –

We all wish for something or the other at some point of time in life. As a kid we wish for a chocolate or a fancy toy. As we grow older, our demands increase and keep changing. As they say desires are endless, don’t they? Well I don’t know what you would wish for, but here are my three wishes:

My first wish would be to ask god to grant me opportunities. To be successful I think the first thing a person needs is opportunities. There are many people in this world who aren’t as fortunate as I am to be studying in a good school, to have good clothes to wear. There are children in this world who are handicapped and disabled and hence don’t get the opportunity to achieve what they want to. That’s why I believe, the first step to achieve anything is to have opportunities.

My second wish would be to ask god to grant me the strength to overcome obstacles. If god grants me opportunities, I would definitely face obstacles in my path to achieve my goal and that’s why I would want god to grant me the power to overcome those obstacles. Not just in my quest to conquer my dreams, but if tomorrow, god forbid not, if someone close to me happens to pass away, I would not want to sit and cry over the loss. Instead I would want to look at the people who need me at that time.

My third wish would be to ask god to grant the ability to spread happiness and share my sorrows with the people around me. As they say happiness is doubled and sorrows are halved when it is spread with other people. I would definitely be happy when I achieve whatever I set out to achieve and sad when I am unable to achieve it. Whatever it may I would like to share it with the people who are close to me.

So here are the wishes I would ask god if he granted me three wishes. I believe these are the three most important things that would make me a successful person.

Now coming to how it changed my dad’s life – My dad used to have this huge phobia that he will pass away when I was 14 since his dad passed away when my dad was 14. When he read this essay, specially the last line in the third paragraph where I talk of my second wish, it just somehow changed how he looks at me and ended that whole phobia that he was going through and believe me, my dad has been a changed person ever since.

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52 Responses to "Wish"

  1. Shilpa Garg says:

    Wow!! That's wonderful. You surely got 25/25 in the book of life and lots more from your dad!!
    All the best for BAT-12.
    Cheers :)

  2. Gyanban says:

    Wonderful thoughts.

  3. Amity says:

    Gyanban;

    They are just really inspiring wishes, I am sure you got that 25/25 mark on grade.

    And to change people's perspectives after reading it is a whole lot of achievement on your part and which happened incidentally to your Dad!

    What a wish Gyanban…:-)

    Inspiring take on the prompt! Good luck for BATOM!!! I supposed you were a three-time consecutive winner na…:-)

  4. Chanz says:

    beautiful… I am sure your teacher must have been spell bound..

  5. Vibhuti B says:

    Hey Tavish, happy to see you back at BAT..I'd WISHED you would..:P..:D
    And the story you have related is touching. A WISH that worked wonders, indeed.
    ATB dost..

  6. Tavish Chadha(sensible-bakwas.com) says:

    Shilpa
    Thanks allot Shilpa! All th best to you too! :)

  7. Tavish Chadha(sensible-bakwas.com) says:

    Gyanban
    thanks buddy! :)

  8. Tavish Chadha(sensible-bakwas.com) says:

    Amity
    Firstly welcome to the blog. Secondly, i am Tavish not Gyanban :)
    Anyways thank you so much for the lovely comments. I did win the BAT twice not thrice… but you can vote for me and make me win again. hehehe

  9. Tavish Chadha(sensible-bakwas.com) says:

    Chanz
    Well, yes she was. In fact she read it out in the class. But more than that, the fact that it changed my dad's perspective was a greater achievement for me. :)

  10. Tavish Chadha(sensible-bakwas.com) says:

    Vibhuti
    Hey Vibz, I took part in the last one also yaar… anyways glad u liked it buddy… all the best to u too! :)

  11. Viyoma says:

    The best part was the impact it made at the end!!

  12. Bedlam says:

    Very beautiful post, Tavish. ATB.. :)

  13. Dhiman says:

    Certainly wonderful thoughts and more so because it changed your father's perspective …. biggest thing an essay can do ….

  14. Tuppence says:

    Tavish,te perfect choice of wishes. All of us unknowingly wish for forms of these that you have stated, but specifics most often.
    but you have put it through so beautifully.
    Was an amazing read.
    One of the best I have read so far.

    All the best for BAT

  15. easyvivek says:

    this is good!!!
    opportunities, the ability to fight obstacles and ability…
    perfect!!
    best wishes :)

  16. Tavish Chadha(sensible-bakwas.com) says:

    Viyoma
    i know that really was the best part :)

  17. Tavish Chadha(sensible-bakwas.com) says:

    Bedlam
    Thanks Manna. All the best to you too! :)

  18. Tavish Chadha(sensible-bakwas.com) says:

    Tuppence
    Thank you so much.. that was a really sweet comment… all the best to u too!

  19. Tavish Chadha(sensible-bakwas.com) says:

    Dhiman
    I now buddy.. never expected that this would have happened when I wrote this… yes it was the best thing… :)

  20. Tavish Chadha(sensible-bakwas.com) says:

    easyvivek
    Thanks buddy… welcome to sensible bakwas… best wishes to you too! :)

  21. magiceye says:

    that was beautiful!

    best wishes for the contest!

  22. Amity says:

    Hi Tavish;

    I read your comment on my post last night and oh…i felt so bad about the mistake…sorry about it…yours and Gyanban's blogs were opened at the same time, so I was confused, maybe!

    Promise, I will not commit such mistake again next time…and of course, you have my vote!

    Have a beautiful Sunday!!!

  23. Someone Is Special says:

    If i evaluate the answer paper, i would like to give you 25 for the writeup and 75 for impressing all the hearts who reads this.

    When we are in school, we used to write neatly for that extra one mark, ultimately for 101/100 but today i feel i should give you 101/25.

    I am impressed totally.. You are very Sensible Bakwas for sure.

    I wish you a good luck for BATOM – 12.

    Saravana Kumar – Wish

    Yours Frendly,
    Saravana Kumar M

  24. Jaspreet says:

    Smart wishes!!..opportunities,then power to overcome obstacles..everything has been linked up well!
    All d best!

  25. Shreyas says:

    hey …
    First time, i am reading ur blog and i am quite impressed by ur writing…
    This article for BAT is awesome…
    Even i am contesting for BAT this time,
    Have a look at my article here

  26. Tavish Chadha(sensible-bakwas.com) says:

    magiceye
    Thanks buddy… all the best to u too! :)

  27. Tavish Chadha(sensible-bakwas.com) says:

    Amity
    aree its ok ya….not a problem… u too have a beautiful sunday! :)

  28. Tavish Chadha(sensible-bakwas.com) says:

    Someone Is Special
    Hey thank you so much! That was really flattering! :)

  29. Tavish Chadha(sensible-bakwas.com) says:

    Jaspreet
    Thank you so much! Glad u liked it and all the best to u too! :)

  30. Tavish Chadha(sensible-bakwas.com) says:

    Shreyas
    Thanks buddy and a very warm welcome to Sensible Bakwas! All the best to you too… will be reading your entry soon! :)

  31. gkam says:

    Very sweet post.

    Good Wishes for BAT12!

    Gkam – Wish

  32. Brijender Singh says:

    Touching-the personal touch makes it even more appealing.
    Wish you all the very best,for life in general and Batom in particular !

  33. rohini says:

    Such a touchy post….your style of writing has made it very influential….
    and btw i have too done ur tag…:)

  34. pawan says:

    Your wishes simply translate into asking for a life without problems. Although impossible, sometimes we can even live by dreaming.
    Your dad's angle is sure a sure impact.

    Good one mate!

  35. Guddu says:

    Nice and very touchy .. :)

    http://frescobyme.blogspot.com/2010/07/wish.html

    All the best for BATOM.

  36. Sahil Sharma says:

    I wish best of luck to you Tavish- for your wishes and for BAT.
    That was indeed a 'mature' article for a boy of 9th.

  37. Mahesh Kalaal says:

    Fantabulous and impressive wishes …
    mildly touching the right chords …

  38. Tavish Chadha(sensible-bakwas.com) says:

    gkham
    Thanks buddy… best wishes to u too!

  39. Tavish Chadha(sensible-bakwas.com) says:

    Brijender Singh
    Thanks buddy. Welcome to Sensible Bakwas… All the best to u too

  40. Tavish Chadha(sensible-bakwas.com) says:

    rohini
    Thank u so much buddy… will check out the tag soon!!

  41. Tavish Chadha(sensible-bakwas.com) says:

    pawan
    Thanks buddy!!!

  42. Tavish Chadha(sensible-bakwas.com) says:

    Guddu
    Hey thank you so much! Welcome to Sensible Bakwas! All the best to you too!

  43. Tavish Chadha(sensible-bakwas.com) says:

    Sahil
    Thanks Sahil… glad u liked it….all the best to you too!

  44. Tavish Chadha(sensible-bakwas.com) says:

    Mahesh
    Hey thanks allot buddy! :)

  45. Dil se says:

    So true !! you rightly captured all the 3 wishes one would need to be happy and successful. I am sure you definitely would have scored all 25 marks on this.
    And the way it changed your dad's life: Well, that must have the icing on the cake.
    All the very best for BAT-12

  46. Tavish Chadha(sensible-bakwas.com) says:

    Parul
    well, i scored 21… thats the maximum anybody couldbe given…but yes more than its the impact it had on my dad that mattered… thanks for ur comments… all the best to u too!

  47. Vipul Grover says:

    Hey Tavish a post straight frm the heart.. Really nice :)

  48. Tavish Chadha(sensible-bakwas.com) says:

    Vipul
    Thanks buddy! :)

  49. Richa Sharma says:

    And your father must be so proud of you when he would have read that.

    Good one. Kp Writing!!

  50. Tavish Chadha(sensible-bakwas.com) says:

    Richa
    Thanks Richa… :)

  51. Ayswarya says:

    I loved it.. Very nice wishes. I am sure through all these writings you are growing as a human too.

    1. Tavish Chadha says:

      Hey thanks Aysh… that was a lovely compliment :)

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