Wednesday, November 10, 2010

I Wish You Enough....

You know, normally I try to post funny or rant worthy material.  However, I saw this posted on my friend Felinae's blog the other day, and it touched me so deeply I felt inspired to share it!

I hope you all enjoy this as much as I did! <3


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.


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

Jewell  =) xo


YogaSavy said...

Beautiful and it brought tears after along time

poet said...

i wish you enough too, jewel. ;)

Jewell said...

Savira...awww ((((Hugs)))) I hope that they were good healthy tears....

Thank you (((poet))) =)

Felinae said...


It is pretty touching isn't it? It just kinda grabs you and hangs on, that is why I had to post it on my blog...There is just something about it, it needs to be shared.

(I wish you enough)

Jewell said...

(((Fel))) It's easily one of the best things that I've seen on all of your blog! =) It was phenomenal...I wish you enough and more my dear friend! Thank you for sharing it! =)

Jenn said...

Very awesome! I wish you enough as well!

Cheers, Jenn.

Jewell said...

Thanks (((Jenn))) =)