As we start a new year, we sometimes make resolutions and wishes when we don’t have proper foresight.
“Be careful what you wish for,” is from the Aesop Fable, The Old Man and Death.
Lila wrote a 23 word poem at age 89 that addresses this thought.
Be Careful What You Wish For
My hair was thick, unruly
I wished it wasn’t so.
But now my hair is barely there
I wish new strands could grow.