Posted 28 April 2006on:
THIS IS FUN
I’m sure everyone gets cute emails, but sometimes one comes along that makes you think and Liz sent me this one; I would like to share it with you.
A mother and daughter were overheard in their last moments together at the airport. As the daughter was departing they hugged and the mother said, “I love you and I wish you enough.”
The daughter replied, “Mum our life together has been more than enough. Your love is all I ever needed. I wish you enough too, Mum.”
The mother sat nearby me and I could see she wanted and needed to cry. I did not wish to intrude on her privacy, but she welcomed me in by asking, “Did you ever say goodbye to someone knowing it would be for ever?”
“Yes, I have,” I replied. “Forgive me for asking, but why is this a for ever goodbye?”
“I am old and she lives far away. The reality is that her next trip back will be for my funeral.”
“When you were saying goodbye, I heard you say, I wish you enough. May I ask what that means?”
“That was a wish handed down the generations. My parents said it to everyone. We were wishing the other person to have a life filled with just enough good things to sustain them.”
She turned to me and shared the following, 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 goodbyes.
I wish you all a happy weekend. To the Brits, a happy bank holiday weekend, to those of my faith, Shabbat Shalom.