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Posted by on June 25, 2018 in Spirituality And Growth

 

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I Wish You Enough. Deat.1.

I Wish You Enough

A Story of Kindness From Around The World.

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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.

[ Original story by Bob Perks, in Chicken Soup For the Grieving Soul ]

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Posted by on June 25, 2018 in Spirituality And Growth

 

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The Runaway Bunny (WIT 2001)



Once there was a little bunny who wanted to run away.

So he said to his mother,
“I’m running away.”

“If you run away,” 

Said his mother,
“I WILL RUN AFTER YOU, FOR YOU ARE MY LITTLE BUNNY.”
“If you run after me,”
Said the little bunny,
“I will become a fish in a trout stream and I will swim away from you.”
“If you become a fish in a trout stream,”
Said his mother,
“I WILL BECOME A FISHERMAN AND I WILL FISH FOR YOU.”
“If you become a fisherman,”
Said the little bunny,
“I will be a bird and fly away from you.”
“If you become a bird and fly away from me,”
Said his mother,
“I WILL BE A TREE THAT YOU COME HOME TO.”
“Shucks,”
Said the little bunny,
“I might just as well stay where I am and BE YOUR LITTLE BUNNY “
And so he did.
“Have a carrot,”
Said the mother bunny.

A scene from the HBO Film Wit (2001) Starring Emma Thompson as Vivian Bearing.

In the play WIT (2001)  By Margaret Edson, the book helps demonstrate the protagonist’s ability for redemption. Her former college professor reads it to her during her final hours dying of ovarian cancer. She notes that the story can be read as an allegory of the soul being pursued by god.

WIT is a 2001 American television movie directed by Mike Nichols. The teleplay by Nichols and Emma Thompson is based on the 1998 Pulitzer Prize winning play of the same title by Margaret Edson. The film was shown at the Berlin International Film Festival on February 9, 2001 before being broadcast by HBO on March 24 2001.

Vivian Bearing is a professor of English literature known for her intense knowledge of metaphysical poetry, especially the Holy Sonnets of John Donne. Her life takes a turn when she is diagnosed with metastatic Stage IV ovarian cancer. Late in Vivian’s illness, the only visitor she receives in the hospital is her former graduate school professor and mentor, Evelyn Ashford, who reads her excerpts from ‘The Runaway Bunny‘.

As she nears the end of her life, Vivian regrets her insensitivity and realizes she should have been kinder to more people. In her time of greatest need, she learns that HUMAN COMPASSION is of more profound importance than INTELLECTUAL WIT.

Peace & Blessings,
Lo (Enigmaress)

 
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