I Wish You Enough!
This touching tale tells of how a mother says, ”I wish you enough.” (Author unknown)
The Inspiring Meaning Behind the Phrase “I Wish You Enough!”
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 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 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?’.
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.
What is the meaning of ‘I wish you enough’?
‘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 as if she were reciting it from memory.
The Wishes of I wish you enough.
- I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright no matter how grey 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.
She then began to cry and walked away…
How long does it take to engrave someone on your heart?
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
Remembering that brought back memories I had of expressing my love, gratitude, and appreciation for my father.
He believed in my dreams and brought me my first typewriter so I could write my stories;
The value of Hope – PRICELESS!
Take time to live.
“It takes time to live. Like any work of art, life needs to be thought about.” ― Albert Camus
- I am no mean perfect, nor do I live a perfect life.
- I am like you.
- I look for significance.
- I try to fill many voids in my life with work.
- I learned to live – when someone told me the truth.
You’re overly independent.
No need, right?
Yes, but you will be missing out a lot on life if that’s all you can accomplish (work) – that’s what worries me with you
Be more humble. <I worry about you.>
Take time to learn.
Learning is one of the most critical skills to develop. But people don’t have time to learn.
- Find motivation
- Start small
- Make time
- Find space
- Be disciplined
- Show Appreciation
- Grow Gratitude
Take time to love.
Finding a life of meaning and purpose will help you grow the giant HOPE within. Taking time to cultivate love helps.
Remember children or pets when they are small?
It is the same with adults too.
When a child or pet bites us because they feel neglected or unloved, do we bite back?
This is how we teach love.
Slowly, gently by our actions.
True words are not always sweet.
What words can say, actions will always tell the truth. ~ Melchor Lim
To all my friends and loved ones,
I Wish You Enough!
Now you know you are Enough – how will you add value to your life, family, and community?
At Doris Lim Writes – we share inspiring stories & quotes to help you get through hard times and grow the giant HOPE within.