Recently while boarding a flight, I heard a father and daughter in their last moment together at the airport. As the daughter was about to enter the gate, they hugged, and the father said, “I love you and I wish you enough.”
To this, the daughter replied, “Our life together has been more than enough. Your love is all I ever needed. I wish you enough, too, dad.” And with that they kissed and she left.
As the father walked over to the window near where I was seated, I could tell that he had all these emotions and that he wanted to cry.
I didn’t want to seem presumptuous, but he seemed eager to talk to someone. He asked me, “Have you ever said goodbye to someone knowing it would be forever?”
Have you ever said goodbye knowing that it will be forever?
His question made me think. So I replied, “Yes, I have. Though please forgive me for asking, but why would that be your final goodbye to your daughter?”
The father didn’t seem to mind my question, and instead welcomed it. He said, “Well, I’m already old, and she lives so far away. I have challenges ahead of me, and to be realistic, the next time she flies back here may be for my funeral.”
I was taken aback by his honesty, but I had to ask, “When you were saying goodbye, you said ‘I wish you enough?’ May I ask what that means?”
He smiled and said, “That’s a wish that has been handed down for generations. My parents used to say it to everyone.”
He paused for a moment and smiled as if trying to remember something, “When we say ‘I wish you enough,’ it’s like saying we want the other person to have a life filled with just enough good things to sustain them.”
He then leaned closer and said,
“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 goodbye.”
He said this as if this were a mantra he has held on to his entire life. And in knowing that he has shared this wisdom with someone, he smiled and walked away.
So take time to live your life just enough. Appreciate the joy, and take a moment to know the purpose of your pain. Share this with your family and friends, and say, “I wish you enough.”
Woman’s Random Act of Kindness Leads Homeless Man To Finally Reunite With His Family
One kind act can indeed change someone’s life for good.
Who would have known that one woman’s simple act of kindness would change a homeless man’s life for good? This recently happened on Manchester, England where the woman, who calls herself Bev, spotted a homeless man sleeping out in the cold at a bus stop.
Bev decided to visit the nearby Baguettes of Broadway, a sandwich store, and talked with them about it. She gave them £15 so they can serve the homeless man breakfast and hot drinks for one week.
Shop owner Ciaran Egan took it to himself to share about the heartwarming deed on their Facebook page.
Why Scandinavians Are The Happiest People In The World
We should learn from these people.
In recent years, studies conducted to check out the state of happiness all over the world have found that Scandinavian nations Denmark, Sweden and Norway have the happiest people. These happy countries seem to have a set of rules that helps them enjoy life, especially the simple moments.
Despite the long months of darkness and freezing in Scandinavian nations, the people still have many reasons to be happy. In the World Happiness Report, these nations always top the list and this all boils down to four principles that the people live by.
They know how to balance work and family.
Two Guys Walked from Mexico to Canada Picking Up All the Trash They Saw on the Way
Cleaning up nature one trail at a time.
If there’s something that can be said about ultimate fitness goals, it’s hiking thousands of miles from one country to another. And if you throw in saving the environment while you’re at it, then it’s a worthy cause that’s bound to take the world by storm.
Two hiker pals, Seth Orme and Paul Twedt, love the great outdoors. On top of that, their love for the planet twice gave them impetus for their mission.
Seth and Paul right smack in the middle of their paradise.
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