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from my email inbox.. Wish you Enough

Monday, November 19, 2012

Recently I overheard a father and daughter in their last moments together at the airport. They had announced the departure.

Standing near the security gate, they hugged and the father said, 'I love you, and I wish you enough.'

The daughter replied, 'Dad, our life together has been more than enough. Your love is all I ever needed. I wish you enough, too, Dad.'

They kissed and the daughter left. The Father walked over to the window where I was seated. Standing there I could see he wanted and needed to cry. I tried not to intrude on his privacy, but he 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,' he said.

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

He began to smile. 'That's a wish that has been handed down from other generations. My parents used to say it to everyone...' He paused a moment and looked up as if trying to remember it in detail, and he 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, he shared the following as if he were reciting it from memory.

I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright no matter how gray the day may appear.

I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun even more.
I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive and everlasting.

I wish you enough pain so that even the smallest of joys in life may appear 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.

He then began to cry and walked away.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MISSDAISY23 11/27/2012 11:07AM

    This is absolutely so beautiful! Thank you for sharing! emoticon

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DETERMINED_ME 11/19/2012 11:27PM

    I've read this many times and it tears me up every time. Thank you for sharing it!

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A-NEW-TARA 11/19/2012 10:19PM

    I love this, what a beautiful wish to share with everybody. Thank you!

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2ABBYNORMAL 11/19/2012 8:25PM

    I've heard this before and it is very special.
I wish you enough.

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RONALANA 11/19/2012 2:37PM

    emoticon What a beautiful wish in a time when "enough" never seems to be enough! Even "plenty" doesn't seem enough! But the truth is that the biggest blessings in life are abundant and free!

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REFFIE1 11/19/2012 11:34AM

    I wish you enough. What a reasonable thought in a world where people seem to want, want, want and still somehow feel deprived. There are so many with that sense of entitlement that need to know that they just need enough. Thank you for passing his wisdom to all of us. It sounds like his daughter will always have her father with her in spirit. emoticon

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RISINGBLUESTAR 11/19/2012 10:21AM

    That really is beautiful and I agree with DMEYER4. We should appreciate what we have & we should always be thankful no matter what time of year it is.

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PYNETREE 11/19/2012 8:29AM


May you all have Enough, emoticon
to be thankful for this week!

Thanks for sharing!

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FATHINSN 11/19/2012 7:41AM

    That's so sad - i wish they will meet again and not during the father's funeral. And now i'm off to hug my parents!

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DMEYER4 11/19/2012 7:18AM

  very moving and the truth hits home. We should appreciate what we have and take time to give thanks

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