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At an airport I overheard a father and daughter in their last moments together. 
They had announced her plane's departure and standing near the door, he 
said to his daughter, "I love you, I wish you enough". She said, "Daddy, our
life together has been more than enough. Your love is all I ever needed. I wish 
you enough, too, Daddy." They kissed good-bye and she left.
 
He walked over toward 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. Saying that brought 
back memories I had of expressing my love and appreciation for all my Dad 
had done for me. Recognizing that his days were limited, I took the time to 
tell him face to face how much he meant to me. So I knew what this man 
was experiencing.
 
"Forgive me for asking, but why is this a forever good-bye?" I asked. "I am 
old and she lives much too far away. I have challenges ahead and the reality 
is, her 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 for a 
moment and looking up as if trying to remember it in detail, he smiled even 
more. "When we said  'I wish you enough,' we were wanting the other 
person to have a life filled with enough good things to sustain them," he 
continued and 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. 
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 enough "Hello's" to get you through the final "Good-bye." 
 
He then began to sob and walked away.
 
My friends and loved ones, I wish you ENOUGH!!!