Enough (2)

Posted: Julie 1, 2009 in Uncategorized

WISH 6Recently I overheard a mother and daughter in their last moments together at the airport.

They had announced the departure. Standing near the security gate, they hugged and the mother said,  “I love you and wish you enough’

The daughter replied, “Mom, our life has been more than enough. Your love is all I ever needed, I wish you enough, too, Mom”.

They kissed and the daughter left. The mother walked over to the window where I was seated, Standing, there I could see she wanted and needed to cry. I tried not to intrude on her privacy but she welcomed me in by asking, “Did you ever say good-bye to someone knowing it would be forever?

WISH 8Yes, 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, she said.

When you were saying good-bye, I heard you say, I wish you enough, May I ask what that means?

She began to smile, “That’s a wish that has been handed down from other generations. My parents used to say it to everyone. She paused a moment and looked up as if trying to remember it in detail and she 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 towards me, she shared the following as if she were reciting it from memory

WISH 4I 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.

WISH 9I 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.

She then began to cry and walked away.

They say it takes a minute to find a special person, and hour to appreciate them, a day to love them but then an entire life to forget them.

Only if you wish.

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


  1. demoerin sê:

    WOW, dit is sooo cool.
    I wish you enough…. is dit nie maar al wat ons nodig het nie, in plass van die gejaag na meer en meer?

  2. demoerin sê:

    😆 Shit op hierdie swart agtergrond lyk my avatar EERS freaky!

  3. […] Ons het nog nie klaar geleer vir die week nie, manne staan nader vir ‘n paar tips. Hou pen en papier byderhand. Nou ja dit is vrydag, en vir die begin van die naweek wil ek julle die wonderlike toewens…. net genoeg. […]

  4. Willa2 sê:

    Dit is rerig ‘n pragtige stukkie. Iets wat ‘n mens elke dag met jou moet saam dra.

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