Tuesday, December 28, 2010

‡ I Wish You Enough ‡

Recently I overheard a Father and daughter in their last moments together at the airport.
They had announced the departure.
Standing near the security gate, they hugged and the Father said,
'I love you, and I wish you enough.'

The daughter replied,
'Dad, our life together has been more than enough.
Your love is all I ever needed.
I wish you enough, too, Dad.'
They kissed and the daughter left.

The Father walked over to the window where I was seated.
Standing there I could see he wanted and needed to cry.
I tried not to intrude on his privacy, but he 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," he said.

"When you were saying good-bye, I heard you say, 'I wish you enough.'
May I ask what that means?"

He began to smile.
"That's a wish that has been handed down from other generations.
My parents used to say it to everyone."

He paused a moment and looked up as if trying to remember it in detail,
and he 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, he shared the following as if he were reciting it from memory.

"I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright no matter how gray the day may appear.
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun even more.
I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive and everlasting.
I wish you enough pain so that even the smallest of joys in life may appear 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."

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.

Remember to tell your family and friends that you wish them enough!
To all of you reading this, I wish you enough.


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Thanks God for my life,
for everything I have,
for every second that I will live on. :)

My current state
Status: Sleepy, Confused
Work: Minor, HIMSISFO
Hobby: Listening Music
Food: Rice Porridge
Drink: Chocolate Milk
Music: Westlife
Book: Good Omens

+Lyrics of the day+
Time goes by so fast, and days they seem to dance
Into the distance till they're gone
If I had a map, to lead you down life's path
I'd give it to you, But I don't
So go on

You can never know which way your world will turn
How the stars are gonna fall
Salty tears they burn
There are lessons you will learn
But you'll be stronger for it all
Oh, yes you will

Cry hard, Laugh Loud
Be humble, Stand Proud
And don't be afraid of your fears
Let love break your heart
Just be who you are
All of this
All that there is
I wish for you
(I Wish For You by Jessica Andrews)

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