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

Published on July 9, 2016 in Picture Quotes
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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,

tanding 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

“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

2 Comments

  1. Mulugeta Atiso July 13, 2016 Reply

    WHAT TOUCHING ‘n Great Lesson of LIFE! ENOUGH IS ALWAYS ENOUGH!
    Let we all know well What’s ENOUGH for US!!

  2. BOBO November 23, 2017 Reply

    My friends from berlin had been visited to me for three time.the first two time was when i was in Thailand and last time was in Burma where i am living now. Each time, when she left me , we were crying togather and understing each other that we don’t know when would be see again . I wish her enough. She brough the most beautiful sunshine into mylife and i give her the most beautiful peace and we fall in love each other . It is too hard and hurt for us because we each is living different side of the world. But i wish her enough ever ❤

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