Recently I overheard a mother and daughter in their last moments together at the airport. They had announced the departure.
Standing near the security gate, they hugged and the mother said 'I love you and I wish you enough'.
The daughter replied, 'Mum, our life together has been more than enough. Your love is all I ever needed. I wish you enough, too, Mum'.
They kissed and the daughter left. The mother walked over to 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 good-bye forever?'
'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 want the other person to have a life filled with just enough good things to sustain them'. 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 no matter how grey 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.
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 but then an entire life to forget them.
TAKE TIME TO LIVE.....
To all my friends , acqaintances and loved ones ,
I WISH YOU ENOUGH
This is utter saccharine smaltzy junk...I despair.
At least you tried, when I came home from work yesterday afternoon and popped in here it was all doom and gloom - cruelty to ducks, oil running out, gas and electric going up again, petrol prices hitting new highs.
This is the sort of stuff that used to exist only in greetings cards, now we get it emailed & posted in furums (fora?).
Some people appreciate this kind of things, and some don't, but there is no need to make nasty comments, just go back a page & let the post rest in peace...
differ widely. I personally find this kind of thing a bit hard to take, but I know lots of others like it, and I would have thought that a good enough reason not to launch too strong an attack.
I for one had never heard this one before and hope very much not to do so again.
I am not averse to a bit of sentimentalty but I have to agree that this is a bit ott.
I actually wasted several minutes reading this, thinking, "oh how nice" until the realisation dawned about halfway through the post that it was just another chunk of drivel lifted piecemeal from some awful touchyfeely site. If Snec had flagged it as a quote, all well and good...
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