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"I Wish You Enough"

Monday, July 29, 2013

I have seen this before but liked it then and again today when someone posted it on Facebook. Thought I would share...and wish everyone "enough":

I WISH YOU ENOUGH

Recently, I overheard a mother and daughter in their last moments together at the airport as the daughter's departure had been announced. Standing near the security gate, they hugged and the mother said:

"I love you and I wish you enough."

The daughter replied, "Mom, our life together has been more than enough. Your love is all I ever needed. I wish you enough, too, Mom." They kissed and the daughter left.

The mother walked over to the window where I sat. Standing there, I could see she wanted and needed to cry.

I tried not to intrude on her privacy but she welcomed me in by asking, "Did you ever say good-bye to someone knowing it would be forever?" "Yes, I have," I replied. "Forgive me for asking but why is this a forever good-bye?"

"I am old and she lives so far away. I have challenges ahead and the reality is the next trip back will be for my funeral," she said.

When you were saying good-bye, I heard you say, "I wish you enough." May I ask what that means?"

She began to smile. "That's a wish that has been handed down from other generations. My parents used to say it to everyone." She paused a moment and looked up as if trying to remember it in detail and she smiled even more.

"When we said 'I wish you enough' we were wanting the other person to have a life filled with just enough good things to sustain them". Then turning toward me, she shared the following, reciting it from memory,

"I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright.

I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.

I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive.

I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger.

I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.

I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.

I wish you enough hellos to get you through the final good-bye."

She then began to cry and walked away.

They say it takes a minute to find a special person. An hour to appreciate them. A day to love them. And an entire life to forget them.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

BARB4HEALTH 8/2/2013 8:26AM

    Saw this before also, but still think it is great! emoticon for the reminder!

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STEADFASTNSEE 8/1/2013 10:25AM

  I needed that. HUGS

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TATTER3 7/29/2013 10:53PM

    I love this! Keep Sparkin'!!

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ONLYTEMPORARY 7/29/2013 9:49PM

    Beautiful!

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GINNABOOTS 7/29/2013 6:18PM

    Beautiful! Thank you!

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NANA2PRINCESSES 7/29/2013 5:20PM

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LAWANDMUSIC 7/29/2013 3:43PM

    Thanks for sharing!!

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DEEDAYE 7/29/2013 3:05PM

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LADYRH 7/29/2013 2:42PM

    Thanks for sharing brought tears to my eyes emoticon

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CELEST 7/29/2013 2:21PM

    Such beautiful sentiments......heartwarming.


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MTN_KITTEN 7/29/2013 2:19PM

    Thank you, thank you for sharing this. My friend adds to this ... we have had enough and we are enough.

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CSKIES1 7/29/2013 2:17PM

    Thanks for sharing!!

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THE "MEAT ALLERGY" TICK

Sunday, July 28, 2013

I have a friend in Texas who struggles with a lot of different health issues...one of which developed in the last year or so. All of a sudden, she began having terrible reactions to eating meat. At first it was thought to be only beef, but trial and error has shown that she cannot consume even wild meats like elk. This morning I was very surprised to find this blurb in the May 2013 Good Housekeeping Magazine...and immediately thought of my friend...and that I should share it here as well.

"THE 'MEAT ALLERGY' TICK
"New research shows that a bite from the common Lone Start tick (of the southern and central U.S.) can lead to an allergy to red meat - seriously. In those affected red meat can trigger symptoms ranging from hives to potentially deadly shock. If you've had a reaction after eating a hamburger, pork chop, or lamb kabob (symptoms generally start in 3 to 6 hours), special tests can reveal whether you need to change your menu."
Good Housekeeping Magazine, May 2013 page 94.

  
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KAREN608 7/29/2013 10:57PM

    Made allergic to meat!
My first thought was the cows and hogs etc if they knew this
would be cheering.
I will keep it in mind as this is important.
I have had ticks in the past but no meat allergy yet. Who knew until now!

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BOOKWERME 7/28/2013 9:08PM

    Carol..it is not the meat that is infected by the tick..it is the person who gets bitten by the infected tick and then develops an allergy to red meat.

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ONLYTEMPORARY 7/28/2013 9:03PM

    Wow, never heard of it before. Just something else to watch out for no matter where we are as meat is transported all over the world.

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CELEST 7/28/2013 12:03PM

    My word.....she's going to have to switch to vegetarian life style. Sad that these things occur.

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TATTER3 7/28/2013 10:21AM

    Good grief...no wonder the earth is groaning! Thanks for the info


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Healthy You: Hearth Health -->Bedroom

Monday, July 08, 2013

Better Homes and Gardens page 180 February 2008

"BEDROOM
Recruit a listener. Ask the person lying next to you to listen to you the next time you sleep. A little gentle snoring is fine. But if your spouse hears loud snoring coupled with episodes in which you stop breathing for a second or two, you may have sleep apnea, which has been linked to heart disease. Here's why: When you stop breathing, you cut off oxygen to the heart, a process that gets repeated over and over again during the night. "Obstructive sleep apnea can wake people up hundreds of times a night" even if they don' realize it, says Michael Breus, a sleep specialist and author of Good Night: The Sleep Doctor's 4 Week Program to Better Sleep and Better Health. See your doctor for advice on diagnosing and treating obstructive sleep apnea.

READY BED FOR DAYTIME. If you can, take regular afternoon rests. Harvard researchers recently found that those who frequently snoozed at midday were 30 percent less likely to die of heart disease.

My mother regularly napped for at least an hour after her noon meal. She was in amazing good health during her elder years.

My husband did the loud snoring, gasping, etc breathing (lack there of!) till I finally convinced him to go to Dr for MY sake. I couldn't sleep with all the racket he was making...and I was sincerely worried about him. He had a sleep study done. They stopped the study in the middle of the night and started him on a c-pap. The difference in his sleep, mood, energy and everything else was immediate. emoticon Now I sleep better, too.

  
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TATTER3 7/9/2013 10:02PM

    I need that!!! Yea!

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NANA2PRINCESSES 7/9/2013 6:33AM

    More good info. Thanks.

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ONLYTEMPORARY 7/8/2013 9:32PM

    I love my hubby's C-Pap machine emoticon He uses it every time he lays down.

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CINA-MINI 7/8/2013 4:50PM

    Interesting info. Jeff REALLY needs to have a sleep study done. He snores so loudly and wakes up from lack of oxygen.

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Healthy You: Heart Health --> Bathroom

Sunday, July 07, 2013

Better Homes and Gardens page 180 February 2008

"BATHROOM
Stock up on Floss. Your dentist really is right - you should floss every day, and not just for your dental health. Researchers have repeatedly found a direct link between the inflammation caused by gum disease and heart disease. the Healthier your mouth, the less risk to your heart. "Plaque in an artery is more likely to rupture with prolonged inflammation," says Dr. Mehmet Oz, a cardiologist and author of YOU: The Owner's Manual: An Insider's Guide to the Body That Will Make You Healthier and Younger. If you haven't gone floss shopping in a while, try one of the Crest Glide flosses ...They slip easily between teeth and because of this are much less cumbersome to use than many other flosses.

Dust Off The Scale
You may have an unfriendly relationship with your bathroom scale, but it's time to mend the fences. Doctors at the National Weight Control Registry, a database of people who have successfully lost large amounts of weight and kept it off, observed tht those adult who weigh themselves daily are the ones who are most likely to keep excess weight off."

  
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CINA-MINI 7/8/2013 4:52PM

    I had my cleaning recently and because I floss every day (more for needing to instead of because I know I should) the doctor couldn't find any plaque! I use glide too.

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TATTER3 7/8/2013 6:35AM

    Happy healthy!!

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ONLYTEMPORARY 7/8/2013 12:21AM

    emoticon info. I don't need the floss though as it wouldn't even go between my 'teeth' emoticon

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JACKIE542 7/7/2013 10:42PM

    I agree, and Glide is the best floss. emoticon

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Healthy You: Heart Health ---> Stairs

Saturday, July 06, 2013

Better Homes and Gardens page 180 February 2008

This is part of a series of heart related articles in this magazine...Heart Health Room by Room...suggesting: "Make a few easy adjustments to your house -and habits- to foster a heart healthy lifestyle." I was interested in several of them...such as this one:

"STAIRS
Use as an assessment tool
The next time you climb a single flight of stairs, listen for thumping in your chest. "Your heart rate and respiration should not change significantly when going up the stairs," says Andre Wise, manager for cardiac rehabilitation at Saint Barnabas Heart Center at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. If your heart rate goes up by more than 10 beats per minute or you feel short of breath, you're probably out of shape. But it could also be a sign of heart disease. Talk to your doctor right away. If you simply need more exercise, use those same stairs as a starting point. Going up and down them for just three minutes a day can increase cardiac endurance."

Fitbit has helped me track the stair climbing..and even challenged me to do more (I actually DID 75 flights in one day!)

  
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TATTER3 7/7/2013 8:09AM

    We have a double staircase in our house...love using it!

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BOOKWERME 7/6/2013 10:29PM

    Carol...you ..and all of us...just do what we can. Everyone has different issues or limitations. The Fitbit is a great tool...for whatever we can do!


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ONLYTEMPORARY 7/6/2013 9:50PM

    I wish! Those with FMS can go up safely but sustain damage going down.

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NANA2PRINCESSES 7/6/2013 9:05PM

    I like the Fitbit stair feature. My record is 12, but after kids leave I plan to get a bit more aggressive about going up and down. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

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