Retired Navy Captain, 2 great grown kidz, 2 great ex-wives, 3 horrid smelly dogs, and lots of friends. This is karma, so there is no point wishing or whining. Which means 2 options remain: live as fully and as graciously as possible, or die. Personally, i choose to live, and am assiduously ridding myself of nattering nabobs of negativism (thanks to William Safire). Either be positive, even Pollyanna-ishly so, or be quiet!
It is actually ok to wish - its called hope, and is what engenders faith.