Tuesday, September 4, 2012

I wish you enough..

 

We all receive those emails that sometimes just tug at your heart strings..and sometimes, depending on the mood, it just gets deleted or it gets forwarded to all those that matter..so today I am taking the time..

..sure I could have emailed it to a few friends and family but I felt it was worth sharing on my blog..….

you may have read it before..

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’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.'

IMG_4986 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?'

pano'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. 

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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.

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I wish you enough hellos to get you through the final good-bye.
 
He 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; but then an entire life to forget them.
TAKE TIME TO LIVE....

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To all my friends and loved ones, I WISH YOU ENOUGH.

15 comments:

  1. A wonderful story to start anyone's day.What a world we would have if everyone could be like that.Thanks for brightening ours. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna..

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  2. New header photo...nice one.
    Beautiful...I finished it with tears in my eyes.

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  3. This has certainly gotten plenty of publicity on the web, nonetheless ... I wish you enough, too.

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  4. What a beautiful story.

    I wish you enough!

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  5. That is beautiful, no matter how many times I see it. Thank you for starting my day out with this lovely story. I wish you enough also. Until next time - safe travels.

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  6. That was wonderful! Thank you for sharing it with us. The pictures were just right, just enough to satisfy until next time.

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  7. That message has indeed made the rounds of email forwarding. It's quite touching.

    Nice photos of your long weekend away in the Manning Park country.

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  8. Thanks for sharing the "wish you enough" story, Sue.

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  9. I have received the email and I know the poem, "I wish you enough" How wonderful that a Father and Daughter got to say a final goodbye and tell each other their wishes--that is a gift in itself. Thank you for sharing. It's a lesson for everyone.

    I wish you and those you love and all your readers--enough. :)

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  10. A very touching story, thank you for sharing it. When it comes to those you love, enough is never enough.

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  11. Thank you for sharing that post. I wish you enough!

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