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Lisa Rose
Posts: 589
Joined: Mar 2003

Hi Everyone,

My sister sent this to me today and I thought I would share it with all of you. I know I sent it to some of you earlier, but I thought everyone may enjoy it.

Love To all!
Lisa

>I Wish You Enough
>
>Recently, I overheard a Mother and daughter in their last moments together
>at a regional airport. They had announced her departure and standing near
>the security gate, they hugged and she said, "I love you. I wish you
>enough."
>
>She in turn said, "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 she
>left.
>
>She walked over toward 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 asked.
>
>"I am old and she lives much too 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 for a moment and looked up as if trying to remember it in detail,
>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," she continued. 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.
> 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 sob and walked away.
>
>My friends and loved ones, 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 then an entire life to forget them".
>
>Take the time to live!!! My friends and loved ones, I wish you ENOUGH!
>
>
>Send this phrase to the people you'll never forget and also remember to send
>it to the person who sent it to you. It's a short message to let them know
>that you'll never forget them. If you don't send it to anyone, it means
>you're in a hurry and that you've forgotten your friends.
>
>

livin
Posts: 319
Joined: Jan 2003

Thank You that was beautiful. Livin

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kangatoo
Posts: 2115
Joined: Feb 2004

Yep---you have brightened up my day even better than it was earlier which was pretty good then Lisa--thanks!

Lisa--I also got your other mail but am unable to reply by email thru this site as it will not recognise you even tho you are on my "friends"list
If you try me again would yu be willing to send me your email addy ---would love to be able to reply.
cheers kanga and Jen

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grandma047
Posts: 381
Joined: Feb 2004

That was beautiful and is so very true. I also wanted you to know that I added you to my friends list. Hope you don't mind. I really look forward to your replys here. They are so very informative and compassionate. Thanks for being here.
Judy H(grandma047)

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