I Wish You Enough……..

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Recently Joan overheard a father and daughter speaking to each other in their last moments together at the airport as they had announced the departure.  Standing near the security gate, they hugged each other 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 Joan was seated.  Standing there she could see he wanted and needed to cry seeing his daughter depart.  Joan tried to intrude on his privacy, and he welcomed her by asking, “Did you ever say good-bye to someone knowing it would be forever?” “Yes, she had,” with tears in her eyes but she brushed them off. She then replied. “Forgive me for asking, but why is this a forever good-bye?”  “I am very old, and my daughter lives so far away from us.  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, Joan said, “I heard you say, I wish you enough,” May I ask what that means?”  He began to smile gently and said, “That’s a wish that has been handed down from many generations.  My parents used to say it to everyone they met.”

He paused a moment and looked up as if trying to remember it in detail, and he smiled even more and said to Joan, “When we say, I wish you enough, we are always wanting the other person to have a life filled with just enough good things to sustain them.” Then turning towards 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 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 money so that you may learn how to use it with sparingly and not just throw them away.

I wish you enough loss so that you appreciate all that you possess in life.

I wish you enough hellos to get you through the final good-bye.

He then began to cry and walked away as there was a final announcement to board the flight.  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 out to live your life to the fullest.  Life is very beautiful and fleeting. Let us all learn to love each other and be thankful for all the little mercies and grace that is showered on us each and every day.

107 thoughts on “I Wish You Enough……..

  1. Why do kids have to move away? Thats a rhetorical question… we all have to do what we have to do. It can be just as painful saying goodbye and home is across the street. Every goodbye could be your last. Thank you for a thoughtful blog.

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    1. This is such a beautiful thought Kamal. After sleeping whole night we know the importance of day. If it is cloudy for one day, we wish badly for sun. Unfortunately, nowadays this ‘enough’ concept is disappearing from today’s generation.

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      1. Yes Deeksha I completely agree with you today we have all become fast paced and stressful and have forgotten to appreciate the beauty around us. God has given us enough we don’t want anything more. Thanks for your valuable feedback 👍👍👍👍👍

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  2. Ohhhhhh my gossssshhhhh😂😂😂😂kamal…you made me cry ..i have n0 words to describe how you made me feel with this .i am sure you know that i adore my dad so much..and i have been grieving for losing him without a goodbye..and its been 10 years my the pain of losing is still here….😂😂😂😂
    Everything that you wrote here hit me the most…

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    1. True and I completely agree with your valuable words, Mich. Yes we miss our father when we have not said a proper goodbye and this we carry with us at all times. But dear let me tell you that he is there with you in Spirit and you can yet say a final goodbye and hug and kiss him in your heart and he is always there listening to you. This story made me cry too. We realize at times very late and regret our actions. Do not worry, be happy cause your father is hearing you.

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  3. A beautiful story and a great poem with a superior moral Kamal.. To appreciate life and to live it to the fullest is a bliss given only to the wise.
    Keep inspiring us dear friend 🌳💚💙❤️😊

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