To encourage you to keep going.
To remind you to be strong.

Published on February 4, 2016 in Picture Quotes, Quote of the Day
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“I wish you enough”

Recently, I overheard a mother and daughter in their last moments together at the airport as the daughter’s departure had been announced. Standing near the security gate, they hugged and the mother said: “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 leftThe mother walked over to the window where I sat. 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, 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-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. And an entire life to forget them.

Written by Bob Perks

7 Comments

  1. Marion Thomas February 5, 2016 Reply

    This quote is very warm, loving, sensitive and says a lot about a lot of what we connect with in our lives… a beautiful farewell which will always be remembered…

  2. Alia February 5, 2016 Reply

    Amazing story

  3. Janke February 28, 2016 Reply

    Beautifull

  4. Zula April 23, 2016 Reply

    I wish you enough is a Swedish phrase.

  5. Brenda April 23, 2016 Reply

    This has long been shared between my kids, friends and loved ones. And to all those that I have met and shared time with; well, I wish you enough too. You see you never know what tomorrow will bring.

  6. hariprabhu k April 24, 2016 Reply

    I met some body departure like this,knew we cannot see again, so therefore say good-bye forever,especially aged friends relatives,no moreattchments or love.

  7. Paulette cui April 26, 2016 Reply

    This is perfect love…….as God’s Perfect Love for each one of His creatures! He always gives us exactly what we need……just enough.

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