Nov 1, 2008
At an airport I overheard a father and daughter in their last
moments together. They had announced her plane's departure and
standing near the door she said, "Daddy, our life together has been
more than enough. Your love is all I ever needed. I wish you enough
They kissed good-bye and she left. He walked over toward 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. Saying that brought back memories I had
of expressing my love and appreciation for all my Dad had done for
Recognizing that his days were limited, I took the time to tell
him face to face how much he meant to me. So I knew what this man was
"Forgive me for asking, but why is this a forever good-bye?" I
"I am old and she lives much too far away. I have challenges
ahead and the reality is, her 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 looking up as if trying to remember it in
detail, he smiled even more.
"When we said 'I wish you enough', we were wanting the other
person to have a life filled with enough good things to sustain
He continued and 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.
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive.
I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear
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-
Then he smiled and walked away.
My friends and loved ones, I wish you ENOUGH!!!
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 lifetime
to forget them." (Quoted)
Wow, the nice story, i loved this story because it describes the loveness, kindness,
friendly, how treat the people as they wants to make their college so convenient.
When you have friends, thats lot of time for you to maintaining your friendship,
compared to make an enemy, you just need a second for it.
So love the people guys, understand them, treat them as well, respect them, and take minutes
for hangout with them, when you still have free time for enjoying your life.