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!
>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
>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
>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
> 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.