A Meaningful Life

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Do you Believe in Magic?.”

You have been transformed into a mystical being who has the ability to do magic. Describe your new abilities in detail. How will you use your new skills?

I would want to have a mysterious glow that is sensed more than seen. I would be able to heal injuries – any injuries – with a touch and some concentration (it shouldn’t be too easy!)

I would make a name for myself as a doctor who cares, and whose patients always, always survive.

So, for example: a friend has a cut? I would brush it with my fingertips, and it would heal at twice the normal speed.

A patient is struggling to make it through? I would use my powers to help him heal, and bring him back from the edge.

I can’t save everyone. If I could, I think more problems would be created than solved. But I want to make my impact on the world. I want to feel like I have helped in some way – I want to have a meaningful life.

Today I had a conversation with J, someone increasingly dear to me. “Everyone wants to be happy,” he said. “It’s only how they get there, what path they take to achieve happiness.”

We don’t always know what we desire, deep down. Sometimes we choose wrong. We make mistakes, we learn from them, and thus slowly understand who we are.

At the moment, I believe having someone to share the good times and bad would make me happy. I just want to share the moments. Smile, laugh, confide, sit next to him and feel his warmth.

I don’t want a power that would make this happen, because then it would lose its essence.

But a healing power would be good. I wish I had it, really.

Love,

Y.

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