I Wish You Enough!

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kelpie
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   Posted 8/21/2008 5:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Even though this is not my forum I thought everyone here might get a little benefit from the following.

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 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 as if she 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.

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.

* Only if you wish send this to the people you will never forget and remember to send it back to the person who sent it to you. If you don't send it to anyone it may mean that you are in such a hurry that you have forgotten your friends.

TAKE TIME TO LIVE.....

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

Katie
"The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing in the right place, but to leave UNSAID the wrong thing at the tempting moment-Dorothy Nevill"


percycat
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   Posted 8/21/2008 6:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Kelpie,

Thanks for sharing. Those are really beautiful and inspiring thoughts.

percycat

nervymeg
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   Posted 8/21/2008 6:51 PM (GMT -7)   

Kelpie,

What a lovely phrase. I think I'm going to start saying that to my loved ones. Thank you for sharing :-)

Meg


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kelpie
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   Posted 8/29/2008 5:21 PM (GMT -7)   
I found this on Photobucket and since it falls in line with what I posted above if it is alright with the moderators I would like to share this with everyone here.


http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r246/butterflybaby616/Quotes/friend1perhapsIneedu.jpg


Katie
"The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing in the right place, but to leave UNSAID the wrong thing at the tempting moment-Dorothy Nevill"


stkitt
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   Posted 8/29/2008 7:51 PM (GMT -7)   

Kelpie,

That is very nice of you to want to share this especially on a holiday week-end. 

Kitt


nervymeg
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   Posted 8/29/2008 7:56 PM (GMT -7)   

Kitt!

I couldn't get there..so glad you did. You lucky sausages are having a long weekend? What's the holiday?

Kelpie, I will try again..me not so smart with the computer like our resident smarty mod Kitt.

Meg


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