I Wish you all enough:)

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 for ever 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.

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.

* Only if you wish, send this to the people you will never forget. Please don't be in such a hurry that you forget your family and friends.

TAKE TIME TO LIVE....

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

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  • lovely x

  • this great lesley thank you for sharing with us.

    Paddy

  • beautiful xx :)

  • Hi lesley

    some things touch the soul. I too wish you enough!!

    Take care gentle hugs love Sheena xxxxxxxx :-) :-) :-)

  • very touching

  • lesley- thanks for being there ,taking the time to share, as i read down thru this a thougth came to mind- the old man in the move home alone, the seen in the church,old man speaks of his son.. very well put . as we all should take the time to wish the world ---- enough !!--------------- jet

  • Ah! That brought a tear to my eye. Thanks Lesley. x

  • Happy Monday everyone, here is my Monday smile for you all :)

    A girl asked a boy if she was pretty...He said no.

    She asked him if he wanted to be with her forever...He said no.

    She then asked him if he would cry if she walked away...He again said no.

    She had heard too much...She needed to leave...

    As she walked away, he took her arm and told her to stay, he said!...

    "You're not pretty, you're beautiful. I don't want to be with you forever, I need to be with you forever. I wouldn't cry if you walked away, I would die!!".....

    Smiles everyone - I wish you enough

    :)

    Lesley

  • :-) ;-) beautiful xx

  • i have something i want to share with you all -- when i 1 st had the things that happened to me, i was basically on my own, wondering what to do how to do it etc. one of my friends that eventually came to me and said youb gotta get a grip !! i will give you a computer ,a screen , and a key board. my reply was kep it. as time went on , i gave in . he got me into looking for info { as limited as i am } he found this hughes site ,and after a while got me to start to talk { many thanks to him for this } i was just talking to him , of which i dont do that often , simply because we argue----- well he called me a few minutes ago and we talked { he is never at a lost for words with me} he asked how was the things going with this site- i rambled on then i said dave there is something i want to read to you !! i told him of the { enough and wooden bowl } the phone went silent for i while and he said they are beautiful--- { i was shocked} he asked what do you think of these ?---- dave thanks for the boot in the butt ,as i would not have had the opertunity ,the chance ,or the luck that i have now. and for this i will for ever be in your debt . thanks my friend ----- JAL

  • Very touching Jal - we all need friends to boot us in the butt now and again - Let's keep the inspirational mails coming

    smiles

    I wish you enough

    Lesley

    :)

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