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Genuine hope is not wishful thinking, but a firm promise about things that are unseen and still in the future.
The event coincided with the unveiling of the Wishful 5's debut album, Wishful Journey, released under Star Music, and is composed of 18 original and revival tracks.
She vied against the other members of the Wishful 5: first runner-up Kimberly Baluzo, second runner-up Louie Anne Culala, third runner-up Carmela Ariola, and fourth runner-up Hacel Bartolome.
Such wishful thoughts and paranoid opinions expressed by few have prompted many others to take one of the two positions from anchor persons to politicians to officials to make speculations about some forceful intervention in the parliamentary process.
But now there is a certain amount of wishful thinking by those who wish we weren't leaving.
He went on to say: "The fact that Mr Blue has since convinced himself that the offer was a serious one, and that a legally binding agreement was made, shows only that the human capacity for wishful thinking knows few bounds."
He added: "The fact Mr Blue has since convinced himself that a legally binding agreement was made shows only that the human capacity for wishful thinking knows few bounds."
"We need leaders to engage in critical thinking, not wishful thinking.
The president is working extra time on his busy schedule in an attempt to restore peace to the world newest nation, but his detractors are busy around the clock trying to invoke the unwanted - the wishful thinking," he added.
"e Scottish Government's Independence bonus is pure wishful thinking," the Chief Secretary to the Treasury said.
It is fiction and usual wishful thinking of the Western media.
ROSS GAYNOR is targeting the rearranged Drogheda United game in early September for his return to action - but admits it is probably 'wishful thinking'.