A Story of Kindness From Around The World.
“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 ]
A little meteor learns the biggest lesson of life on it’s way down to earth…
“Focus on the JOURNEY, not THE DESTINATION.
Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.”
American best-selling Author
Founder of the American Wellness Project.,
“Let your mind start a journey through a strange new world.
Leave all thoughts of the world you knew before.
Let your soul take you where you long to be…
Close your eyes let your spirit start to soar,
And you’ll live as you’ve never lived before.”
German born American
Social Philosopher and Psychoanalyst,
“It is good to have an end to a JOURNEY toward;
but it is the JOURNEY that matters, in the end”
Ursula K. LeGuin
Best known for Tales of Science Fiction,
“Too often we are so preoccupied
with the DESTINATION,
we forget the JOURNEY.”
Peace & Blessings