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Wishful thinking…

Everyone has wishes, but sometimes it
takes a tribe to fulfill them.

The Wishing Well gives you meaningful
opportunities to be supportive by helping
fulfill the wishes of kindred spirits locally or
globally. You can also toss in your own special
wishes to see who shows up to fulfill them.

It's easy to find wishes you share in common
with others or can support: click on any tag,
or enter words for your own tag search.

Gather around the Wishing Well every day
to see the latest wishes–or have fun
discovering what your friends are wishing
for by going to their city's Wishing Well.
A wish for you…A wish for you…
Sat, 05/25/2024

I wish for: A wish for you…

Today, I pulled a little piece of paper from my grandma’s heart box that said, “Do something for somebody.” That simple statement could…

Follow these instructionsFollow these instructions
Thu, 05/16/2024

I wish for: Follow these instructions

Last week was “Instructor Appreciation Week” at the seniors center where I teach my boxing class. Shortly after class started, the center’s…

There are 2 male types. I wish it weren't so.There are 2 male types. I wish it weren't so.
Fri, 04/26/2024

I wish for: There are 2 male types. I wish it weren't so.

I’ve come to the conclusion that there’s just two male populations in this world. One population works hard to become a better man. The other…

Read "Nuclear War: A Scenario" by Annie JacobsenRead "Nuclear War: A Scenario" by Annie Jacobsen
Mon, 04/01/2024

I wish for: Read "Nuclear War: A Scenario" by Annie Jacobsen

We talk about how fragile life is or how some things are unthinkable and unimaginable. But thoughts like these are easy to push aside until an…

The Magic of LoveThe Magic of Love
Wed, 03/06/2024

I wish for: The Magic of Love

A helpless, bald baby bird is found in a flower bed, and from that moment on, the bird and its rescuers' lives would magically change.


Wishing Well
Sat, 02/24/2024

I wish for: The Unexpected Happened For All The Right Reasons

If you’ve ever had a passion or dream dashed by well-meaning critics, you’ll enjoy this performance as much as the live audience and judges did…

Wishing Well
Tue, 02/13/2024

I wish for: Ending Homelessness

I am not only wishing because I am also actively working to end homelessness for not only Californians but for everyone all over the world! I am…

We don't have to move mountainsWe don't have to move mountains
Thu, 02/01/2024

I wish for: We don't have to move mountains

Musician Nick Cave on the power of small actions:

"The everyday human gesture is always a heartbeat away from the miraculous. Remember that…

Find Happiness—Treat Yourself to Hurkle-DurkleFind Happiness—Treat Yourself to Hurkle-Durkle
Mon, 01/22/2024

I wish for: Find Happiness—Treat Yourself to Hurkle-Durkle

We show our love by doing things for others, giving our time, or being there when someone needs us. But much of the time, we leave doing for…

Wishing Well
Sun, 12/31/2023

I wish for: A New Year

My New Years wish for the Youtropolis community is to continue to support each other as we create a safe place to share.

I wish for all…

A new take on "Going Postal"A new take on "Going Postal"
Tue, 12/26/2023

I wish for: A new take on "Going Postal"

I was leaving a client’s home in an upscale area in Los Angeles, and I had some time on my hands in between sessions. I decided to fill it by…

Don't wait to appreciate!Don't wait to appreciate!
Tue, 11/21/2023

I wish for: Don't wait to appreciate!

At the start of my training sessions, I ask clients how they feel and how well they slept the night before. When I asked this of Brian, my new 21-…

Tue, 11/07/2023

I wish for: Peace!

My wish is for the war in the middle east to stop! There has been so much unnecessary loss already. My heart is crying.

Wishing Well
Fri, 11/03/2023

I wish for: Sinfully delicious pasta a la forma

I wish for some kind person to take me to this restaurant where I can luxuriate in this plate of pasta. This would be one of my first holiday…

This child's emotional intelligenceThis child's emotional intelligence
Thu, 10/26/2023

I wish for: This child's emotional intelligence

This video hit me straight in the heart. If this little one knows how we should treat each other and can state it so simply, what's wrong with the…

A swimming poolA swimming pool
Fri, 10/13/2023

I wish for: A swimming pool

Zepp's so lucky his neighbor has a pool. I wish my mom would get a pool so I could swim and have fun pool parties like this one…

Wishing Well
Tue, 10/03/2023

I wish for: water park

would someone please take me to this water park!

Taking Part in Each Other's HeartsTaking Part in Each Other's Hearts
Sun, 10/01/2023

I wish for: Taking Part in Each Other's Hearts

I’m not an educator, nor could I ever imagine myself toiling in that honorable profession. So I don’t write to educate children or adults.

Wishing Well
Thu, 09/28/2023

I wish for: Politicians take a lesson from this dog

I wish someone in Congress had this peacemaker dog's courage to step in and put a stop to the ongoing quarreling and backbiting. It's no doubt…

Sunflowers and smilesSunflowers and smiles
Sat, 09/09/2023

I wish for: Sunflowers and smiles

I think of sunflowers as the happy face flower because they always make me smile. So, when I saw this spectacular video of a trail bordered by 250…

First, do no harm. Have we forgotten?First, do no harm. Have we forgotten?
Thu, 09/07/2023

I wish for: First, do no harm. Have we forgotten?

While cleaning out my garage yesterday, Dennis, who lives across the street, stopped by to drop off an extra jasmine plant he didn’t need. Since I…

Wed, 08/16/2023

I wish for: Clarity

My wish is for someone to help me understand why oh why we reject, punish, and avoid people who do bad things but continue to use and buy…

A Better LanguageA Better Language
Thu, 07/20/2023

I wish for: A Better Language

I wish I could speak a different language…a better language full of words that shoot straight from the heart that are honest, but kind…

Wishing Well
Sat, 07/15/2023

I wish for: What Lights You Up Today

My wish is for people to pause, take a moment, in their busy day, to really notice with their eyes what lights them up and then breathe into that…

Valuing yourselfValuing yourself
Sun, 05/07/2023

I wish for: Valuing yourself

Somewhere someone is looking for exactly what you have to offer. – Louise Hay

How cool is that! You, yes you, have exactly what someone is…

Wishing Well
Thu, 05/04/2023

I wish for: Healing light and prayers needed!

Our co-founder, Mark, who makes youtropolis work smoothly and efficiently has come down with Covid. Please send him some love to help him heal…

Your Own ResurrectionYour Own Resurrection
Tue, 04/11/2023

I wish for: Your Own Resurrection

For most people, Easter is now behind them, but for Christians of the Orthodox faith, Easter will be celebrated this coming Sunday. Why two…

Happy Harvesters volunteersHappy Harvesters volunteers
Wed, 04/05/2023

I wish for: Happy Harvesters volunteers

Youtropolis has formed an alliance with Happy Harvesters, a grassroots movement that gleans produce from neighborhood backyard trees and donates…

Let Them Be!Let Them Be!
Mon, 04/03/2023

I wish for: Let Them Be!

I wish for people to just leave others alone. Believe what you will, but don't force others to do the same. The trouble starts when someone thinks…

Wishing Well
Wed, 03/22/2023

I wish for: Truth

I wish for people to desire to know the truth and consciously seek it out. Don’t just go to sources that tell you what you want to hear…

Help us rescue fruit in your neighborhoodHelp us rescue fruit in your neighborhood
Wed, 03/22/2023

I wish for: Help us rescue fruit in your neighborhood

We are Happy Harvesters! Join us in growing a grassroots movement to pick fruit from residential trees and distribute the abundance to local food…

More peace of mind worldwideMore peace of mind worldwide
Wed, 02/22/2023

I wish for: More peace of mind worldwide

With humility and humble household objects, this artist creates a beautiful world out of thin air, making life brighter with each added touch of…

Wishing Well
Sun, 02/19/2023

I wish for: All pups to find a home as loving as mine

Benny wished for a new home. He didn’t like the shelter, but no one picked him to go home with them. He waited and waited then one day he had a…

Wishing Well
Sun, 02/12/2023

I wish for: Too Small To Make A Difference

This quote by the Dalia Lama makes me smile, "If you think you are too small to make a difference try sleeping with a mosquito." My wish is…

A new toyA new toy
Fri, 01/20/2023

I wish for: A new toy

I wish mom would take me out shopping for a new toy. I know she thinks I have plenty, but one more would make me very happy. I could share it with…

A nice day for youA nice day for you
Tue, 01/10/2023

I wish for: A nice day for you

You wake up and the day looks cool and refreshing, and things get off to a good start so you say it's a good day.

A bit later, things…

My friend is myself.My friend is myself.
Tue, 01/10/2023

I wish for: My friend is myself.

My wish extends to us all—that today we tune in to our inner dialogue so we can shift unkind or judgmental thoughts, either toward ourselves or…

True love for my friendTrue love for my friend
Wed, 01/04/2023

I wish for: True love for my friend

Last week I started watching “1923,” a new television series that tells the backstory of the Dutton family and is a prequel to Paramount’s…

Wishing Well
Wed, 01/04/2023

I wish for: Learning how worms get in my pond

I wish I knew why my pond gathers worms every time it rains. There are three, four, five, or more worms wiggling in my pond, and I can't figure…

Good cheer!Good cheer!
Sat, 12/31/2022

I wish for: Good cheer!

It’s that time of year with New Year parties filled with good cheer. So from me to you, a wish for good tidings and a magical new year.


Simple ablutionSimple ablution
Sat, 12/31/2022

I wish for: Simple ablution

An arctic cold front is blasting the country with sub-zero temperatures, bringing devastation and loss of life. And across the world, missiles…

A kinder, gentler new yearA kinder, gentler new year
Wed, 12/28/2022

I wish for: A kinder, gentler new year

Hate and anger have had their time and taken their toll. It's time to shake that off and welcome an attitude of gratitude and kindness. We all…

A drop in grocery pricesA drop in grocery prices
Wed, 12/28/2022

I wish for: A drop in grocery prices

I'm tired of being a victim of corporate greed, and I refuse to feel powerless. Now I'm conscientiously value shopping, looking for like items at…

Weigh in with the scales of justiceWeigh in with the scales of justice
Tue, 12/27/2022

I wish for: Weigh in with the scales of justice

I am a man of few means. But I have a wish for any person, but especially men who suffer from guilt. You see, I know there’s lots of troubled…

My best selfMy best self
Wed, 12/21/2022

I wish for: My best self

I wish for us to experience more calm, peace, and kindness toward ourselves and toward all others. This includes having goodwill toward those who…

The end of discordThe end of discord
Thu, 09/29/2022

I wish for: The end of discord

Lately, I’ve given a lot of thought to what future history books might say about us, we the people of America, flag-waving leaders of the free…