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

Published on July 15, 2017 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 left.The 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

2 Comments

  1. nooneespecial July 15, 2017 Reply

    “I wish you enough” is probably the most beautiful thing you could wish somebody.
    To be honest, I must get used, to accept these wonderful truths here. If you get rid of many unpleasant thoughts, it is a more simply lifes, but it is not real and on the level.
    Life is finite, and you do yourself no favor, to dispel the thought of death.
    Love can be so powerful, if you has also suffered.
    The joy of something can be so great, if you had also to dispense.
    I wish me great joy and powerful love in life and would like to say in the end just one thing: Thank you!

  2. ARLENE G. BANUELOS July 15, 2017 Reply

    You are right nooneespecial commenter..wishing somebody enough is such a beautiful thing..and I wish myself for that…enough of the basic needs to survive and savor the joy of living….

    Loving is great…to have loved..to be loved is such a worth remembering moment in our lives….

    Joys are always, anytime it comes from nowhere from anybody but there are instances when something has to dispense- for a valid reason….

    You truly love yourself more than anybody else by wishing yourself great joy and powerful love in life- that is very much more than enough in life…

    When I said goodbye to a very dear friend, I expressed Thank You because I owed something to that friend..he never knew how lucky I am to have that friendship…more than enough

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