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Recently I overheard a mother and daughter in their last moments
together at the airport.
They had announced the departure.
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 was seated. 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
"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
"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 as if she were 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
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, but then an entire life to forget them.
Send this to the people you will never forget
and remember to send it back to the person
who sent it to you.
TAKE TIME TO LIVE.....
To all my friends and loved ones,
I WISH YOU