Friday, December 2, 2011

I Wish You Enough !

I received these email from my brother, and I would like share it here.  

To  all my love ones, friends and visitor's of this blog,  I  wish you Enough !  


I  wish you 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 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 grey 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.

Take  Time To Live

To  all my friends and loved ones,
I  wish you Enough !  



Belle said...

What a beautiful post. Thanks so much for sharing this. I also wish you enough.