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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":


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


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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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