“More Than Enough” – A Heartwarming Story

Photo Credit: Washington post,com

Photo Credit: Washington post,com

A few days ago, I read the following story on rishikajain.com, that is simply a very beautiful and heartwarming story. Warning, tissues may be needed!

Recently, I overheard a mother and daughter in their last moments together at the airport as the daughter’s departure had been announced. Standing near the security gate, they hugged and the mother said: “I love you and I wish you enough.”

The daughter replied, “Mom, our life together 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 sat. 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?” “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,” 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 toward me, she shared the following, 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 much 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.”

She then began to cry and walked away.

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Nurture Relationships…..As they say….It takes a minute to find a special person ~ An hour to appreciate them ~ A day to love them ~ And then an entire life to forget them.

  8 comments for ““More Than Enough” – A Heartwarming Story

  1. May 18, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Beautiful post! Blessings

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  2. May 18, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    What a fantastic way to wish someone well and so true. We do need bad times so we appreciate the best times more. I’m reblogging this so thank you.

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  3. May 18, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    Reblogged this on New Author -Carole Parkes and commented:
    This is a wonderful way to wish someone well.

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  4. May 19, 2014 at 12:44 am

    Lovely, inspiring story. 🙂

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  5. May 19, 2014 at 8:01 am

    Every time I visit your blog I smile or feel love stirring in my heart. Thank you for all that you do and for sharing these bright spots with all of us. Namaste

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    • May 19, 2014 at 10:16 am

      Namaste..thank you SO much for your kind and encouraging words!! They really do mean a lot. I am glad that the stories and other things that I post can bring a smile to your face and a song in your heart!

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