If wishes could come true, would life be any different from how it is now? Some of the things in my life which I thought were the most devastating had really good endings such as a tragic divorce that lead to a second marriage that was better than the first.
Some times, the things we may wish for may not be what would be best for us in the end such as a chance to go to an exotic place and end up suffering from the trots the entire duration of the trip?
I guess what I am saying is to accept life as it happens. Look for the good in the seemingly sad or sorrowful events. Rejoice and be thankful when things go right knowing and accepting the fact that I had nothing to do with what went right. People who are always critical and grouchy probably have digestive problems so don't align with people who give you a stomache. Head up, face forward, head into the wind!!