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I Wish You Enough

Discussion in 'Snippets of Life (Non-Fiction)' started by Thyagarajan, May 13, 2020.

  1. Thyagarajan

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    :hello: I wish you enough :hello:

    Recently, I overheard a Dad and Daughter in their last moments together at the airport.

    Boarding /Departure of flight just in the air.

    Standing proximity to the customary security gate, they hugged and the dad with tear filled eyes said, 'I love you, and I wish you enough.'

    The daughter softly responded, '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 beloved daughter marched ahead to board the flight.

    The dad ambled over to the window side, where I was seated. Standing there I could see he wanted and needed to cry.

    I tried not to intrude on his privacy, but then he welcomed me WITH OPEN ARMS by asking, 'Did you ever say good-bye to someone knowing it would be forever?'

    'Yes, I have,' I said. '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 for her 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 does it mean?'

    He began softly nodding his head and with a gentle smile.

    'That's a wish that has been handed down from generation to other generations. My parents too used to say it from bottom of their heart to everyone..'

    He paused a moment and gazed upwards as if trying to retrieve it in detail, and then began telling casting a broad smile.

    '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 sob & 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 followers, mothers, madam sisters, daughters - I wish you Enough !

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  2. HariLakhera

    HariLakhera Finest Post Winner

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    'I wish you enough' is worth emulating in our relationships. How enough is enough, however depends on each individual. AS long as we have enough to sustain our life, that should be enough but then we live in a world where if you want to own a horse, you need a horse house also.
    A friend of mine, purchased a big refrigerator for a family of just three. Most of the time, it was not even filled to 25% of its capacity.
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