I wish you enough....
At an airport, I overheard a father and his daughter in their last moments
together. They had announced her plane's departure and standing near the
door she said, "Daddy, our life together has been more than enough. Your
love is all I ever needed. I wish you enough too, Daddy." They kissed
good-bye and she left. He walked over towards 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. Saying that brought back memories I had of expressing my
love and appreciation for all my Dad had done for me. Recognizing that his
days were limited, I took the time to tell him face to face how much he
meant to me. So I knew what this man was experiencing.
"Forgive me for asking, but why is this a forever good-bye?" I asked. "I am
old and she lives much too far away. I have challenges ahead and the reality
is, her 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
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 for a moment
and looking up as if trying to remember it in detail, he smiled even more.
"When we said, 'I wish you enough,' we were wanting the other person to have
a life filled with enough good things to sustain them."
And 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.
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 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-byes"
He then began to sob and walked away.
My online friends, I wish you enough.
They say, "It takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate
them, a day to love them, but an entire lifetime to forget them"
Feel free to copy this story and send it to the people you'll never forget.
It's a short message to let them know that you'll never forget them.
I wish you enough!