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I Wish You Enough!

Sunday, February 03, 2013

emoticon February of 2013 has already arrived. Last month I posted on my daily blog to help make me accountable of my New Years Resolutions. This month I'll be posting about love. Love has an enormous influence on ones self mentally, physically and spiritually. It is a vital part of making me the person I desire to be.
emoticonA friend shared this with me and now I am sharing with you.


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.

Please Share this with your friends. It has the potential to inspire alot of people.

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SIMPLY4DHEART 2/6/2013 3:14AM

    I just love that, thank you for sharing! I wish you enough too! emoticon emoticon

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LITTLEWIND53 2/4/2013 3:23PM

    I have heard this story before, and it still breaks me up. Thanks for the revisit and reminder.....

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EDWARDS1411 2/3/2013 11:45PM


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MJ7DM33 2/3/2013 9:07PM

  emoticon Thx for sharing!

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AMYROSEC 2/3/2013 3:57PM

    Brought me to tears, beautiful story thank you for sharing.

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MARLINDA5 2/3/2013 11:57AM

    aww - thank you for this

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BRADIA 2/3/2013 11:00AM

    Beautiful story.
I wish you enough!

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NASFKAB 2/3/2013 10:29AM

  thanks for sharing

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PATSYB7 2/3/2013 9:09AM

    Thanks for sharing this--it is one of my favorites! Have a great day! emoticon

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IAMAGEMLOVER 2/3/2013 8:47AM

    You didn't post a warning that you should have a tissue in hand. emoticon for sharing that.

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BILL60 2/3/2013 8:38AM

    Just super!! Thanks for sharing.

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CYND59 2/3/2013 8:24AM

    That brought a tear to my eyes. Thanks for posting. Have a blessed day and I wish you enough!

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FITMOMINNJ 2/3/2013 8:04AM

    Great Blog, thank you for sharing it:) emoticon

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TATTER3 2/3/2013 7:39AM

    Love this....sharing it with my folks..Thank you!

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