I wiggle a few sleepy toes as my arms stretch out tumbling a silent alarm clock to the floor. I glance at a half lit window as the drapes take slow breaths in and out; it’s dark still, what time is it? It’s almost 4 already, but I’m not sleepy.
After washing my face and making my bed, I find myself in a coffee scented quiet kitchen leaning over a busy stove with my favorite mug on one hand, and a spatula on the other.
Soon, my laptop is awake as well. The coffee mug accompanies me to a desk where I find dozens of interesting little things to read. No, I resist temptation and write an e-mail requesting to be placed on-call. Send. Done. Reply. I’m on-call. I lean back and close my eyes, wishing for the morning off to read to my heart’s content.
I glance at a few blogs while I can, and before I know it time passes by… no calls, no work. Something isn’t right.
A few still-quiet hours later a manager writes to apologize. There has been a bizarre error and I should have helped 30 patients today, but the system failed to log me on. Tomorrow I’ll be on-call as early as I wish. Tomorrow as I wish? Yes, as I wish.
Suddenly, I realize that today my wish had come true as well and I cringe with guilt. I have the day off to run after my nephew and read to my heart’s content, but I’m not happy!
Inside our mind the world is as we shape it, and we better be careful what we wish for, because it may very well come true!