Breaking the Wishbone
The modern-day superstition of wrestling for the wishbone has its origins in a popular ancient rite. Bird bones were used by spiritual leaders to predict the future, cast spells, and ward off evil. Sounds bewitching! When you get the long end of the wishbone stick you make a "wish." In wishing, you take a moment to acknowledge your desires and state a goal. You give voice to what you want to happen in the future. As unpredictable as the future is, you do have the power to influence it. Action and acknowledging your power is a very positive first step.