My friend Lydia wrote in her blog today about taking a walk in the Hollywood Hills with her friend M. While walking they came upon a wishing tree. In Eastern culture, casting your wishes to the tree will bring you what your heart desires. I'm sure finding this treasure was unexpected; yet, wonderful to behold. She tells of how she read the wishes already tied up on the tree. They were selfless hopes and dreams. She dared not look upon her friend's wish card. Lydia compared this to telling someone what your wish was as you blew out the birthday candles on your cake. Taking a wish card and a pen from the tree, she made her wish. Making certain it was secure so it wouldn't blow off and find it's way out to sea via the storm drain. In her post she shares a website that allows anyone who goes there to cast a wish on the virtual wishing tree. I did so. So can you. I think in these economic, social and political hard times we can benefit from many beliefs ... and a little positive thinking never hurt anyone.