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I wish you enough

Recently I overheard a father and daughter in their last moments together.
They had announced her departure and standing near the security gate,
they hugged and he said,
"I love you.
I wish you enough."

She in turn 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 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 goodbye 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 goodbye?" I asked.
"I am old and she lives much too far away.
I have challenges ahead and the reality is,
the next trip back would be for my funeral," he said.

"When you were saying goodbye 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, 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. "Hello's"
to get you through the final

He then began to sob and walked away.

My friends, I wish you enough!

Mechanic & Doctor] Mechanic and The Doctor

Mechanic was removing the cylinder heads from a car when he spotted a famous heart surgeon in his shop who was standing off to the side,
waiting for the service manager to come take a look at his car.

The mechanic shouted across the garage,
"Hello Doctor!
Please come over here for a minute."

The famous surgeon,
a bit surprised,
walked over to the mechanic.

The mechanic straightened up,
wiped his hands on a rag and asked argumentatively,
"So doctor, look at this.
I also open hearts, take valves out, grind 'em, put in new parts,
and when I finish this will work as a new one.

So how come you get the big money,
when you and me is doing basically the same work?"

The doctor leaned over and whispered to the mechanic,
"Try to do it when the engine is running."