Friday, January 23, 2009

"Enough" is the Story of the Day

I was over on "Tip Junkie" yesterday and came across this post. I loved it so much I thought I would share it here and then you, my loyal blog readers, would have something new to read. And secondly, I want to have a copy of this for my own record and my blog seems like a great place to record it!

NOTE: Kearney has been experiencing a "heatwave" of sorts. The whole week has had days of 60 degrees. That is just crazy for January. Now today we are returning to the harsh weather of the prairie. I think the high is suppose to be 16 degrees with 40 mile an hour winds and a big chance of snow. I just keep thinking that I can do anything for 50 more days. If I can make it until the first part of March I am usually in good shape.
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
I wish you enough...and my WORD for 2009
My sister-in-law Angie sent this email (in red) to me a couple of weeks ago and I knew instantly I wanted to post it for New Year's. I wish you enough this upcoming year in 2009...


Recently, 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 - her 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 wanted 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.

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.
I hope you all have "ENOUGH" of whatever you desire for 2009. As our Christmas cards say for 2009, I hope you get whatever you are looking for in 2009!

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