Fw: [IRL-DONEGAL] I Wish You Enough
- This came through the Donegal list, Happy Easter..
----- Original Message -----
> Donegal Members,
> Easter is fast approaching and I would like to wish everyone a Happy
> Easter, a wonderful day with your families or special friends.
> Below is a very nice note that I think is appropriate for the occasion.
> Happy Easter
> I wish you enough!
> Recently I overheard a Father and daughter in their last moments
> together at the airport. They had announced the departure.
> Standing near the security gate, they hugged and the Father said, 'I
> love you, and I wish you enough.'
> The daughter replied, 'Dad, our life together has been more than
> enough. Your love is all I ever needed. I wish you enough, too, Dad.'
> They kissed and the daughter left. The Father walked over to 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. '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,' 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 looked up as if trying to
> remember it in detail, and he smiled even more. 'When we said, 'I wish
> enough,' we were wanting the other person to have a life filled
> with just enough good things to sustain them.' 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 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 good-bye.
> He then began to cry and walked away.
> 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
> Only if you wish send this to the people you will never forget.
> If you don't send it to anyone it may mean that you are in such a
> hurry that you have forgotten your friends.
> TAKE TIME TO LIVE....
> To all my friends and loved ones,
> I WISH YOU ENOUGH.
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