I Wish You Enough Heart Touching Inspirational Story

Recently I overheard a father and daughter in their last moments together at the airport. They had announced the departure.

Standing near the security gate, they hugged and the father said, ‘I love you, and I wish you enough.’

They kissed and the daughter left. The father walked over to the window where I was seated. I tried not to intrude on his privacy, but I could not refrain from asking:

‘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 a moment and looked up as if trying to remember it in detail, and he smiled even more.

‘When we said, ‘I wish you enough,’ we were wanting the other person to have a life filled with just enough good things to sustain them.’

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 no matter how gray the day may appear.
rain to appreciate the sun even more..
happiness to keep your spirit alive and everlasting.
pain so that even the smallest of joys in life may appear bigger.
gain to satisfy your wanting.
loss to appreciate all that you possess.
hellos to get you through the final good- bye.

Pain in life sooner or later will have an upside, and the highs in life don’t last forever, so don’t take them for granted. Appreciate every moment.

I wish you enough.