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We were taking a restroom break after the whole-school Town Hall meeting on Friday. Most of the class stood quietly in the hall, waiting for their friends to finish up and I asked if anyone knew what time it was. One boy looked at his watch and said, "11:11."
"Ooh!" I said. "Everyone close your eyes and make a wish!" When we opened our eyes, I exclaimed, "I wasted my wish! I should have wished for (insert name here) to have a successful surgery without pain!" (She had a blocked tear duct and a painful-looking swelling under her eye that wasn't responding to medication.)
On my right, (insert name here) chimed up brightly, "It's okay! That's what I wished for!"
On my left, (insert name here) asked, "What did you wish for, Ms. Hahn?"
"I wished for the rest of the school year to be as wonderful as these first three days," I replied.
And he said, "That's what I wished for, too!"