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.

He 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.
* Only if you wish, send this to the people you will never forget and remember to send it back to the person who sent it to you. If you don't send it to anyone it may mean that you are in such a hurry that you have forgotten your friends.




TAKE TIME TO LIVE....

To all my friends and loved ones, I WISH YOU ENOUGH.


Thank you for this touching and lovely story.  I like it.   :)
Yes Starkitkat, I agree with Chokko; I appreciate what you shared and the beautiful aspects of "enough"; thank you :)

Do allow me to add a bit to this subject.

You can have anything you want in life if you
just help enough other people get what they want.
- ZigZiglar


Give the world the best you have
and it may never be enough.
Give the world your best anyway.
- Mother Teresa


GRATITUDE unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into ENOUGH, and more.
It turns denial into acceptance,
chaos to order, confusion to clarity.
It can turn a meal into a feast,
a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
GRATITUDE makes sense of our past,
brings PEACE for today,
and creates a vision for tomorrow.
- Melody Beattie


He who can give thanks for little
will always find he has enough.
- Anonymous


The attitude of gratitude
is the best "frame" of mind.
-Dr. Victor Paul Wierwille



[color=#BF0080] The “Letter of peace”
(Written by Verazati on 11 May 2013)


The “Letter of peace” Is filled with . . . enough . . .

Praise and Prayers from the Heart
Thoughts of Gratitude
Words of Encouragement
Deeds of Kindness
and sealed with enough Love
that it can be opened with Joy
when . . . the key to Peace is found within.

P.S. May each us fill our Envelope of Life with “enough” . . . .
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These stories have reduced me to tears - not of sadness, but have made me sit and count my blessings again. As I write this the sunshine has shown it's face as if in agreement. xxx
Star, that made me cry  :cry:, its lovely and sad.x
Such amazing sentiments.  I cried too for my many blessings.
Hi Stardaisy
That was such a lovey peice of work i felt so sad in reading it but also time to reflect it was lovely
Good Morning stardaisy,

I just joined this site last night. I felt so sad in reading it and appreciated more for what I have in life. Thank you. I would like to share your article with my children if its okay with you.

Shawlee 
stardaisy wrote: 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.

He 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.
* Only if you wish, send this to the people you will never forget and remember to send it back to the person who sent it to you. If you don't send it to anyone it may mean that you are in such a hurry that you have forgotten your friends.




TAKE TIME TO LIVE....

To all my friends and loved ones, I WISH YOU ENOUGH.




A very lovely story.....thanks for sharing
enough is enough :lol:


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