Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Vogue-U Potion - I Wish You Enough

May Peace Be With You....

Mak Pah received this article via email a few years back and has safekept it. I think it's good to share with all. Read on.....

Recently I overheard a mother and daughter in their last moments together at the airport. They had announced the departure. Standing near the security gate, they hugged and the mother said, "I love you and I wish you enough". The daughter replied, "Mom, our life together has been more than enough. Your love is all I ever needed. I wish you enough, too, Mom". They kissed and the daughter left.

The mother walked over to the window where I was seated. Standing there I could see she wanted and needed to cry. I tried not to intrude on her privacy but she welcomed me in by asking, "Did you ever say good-bye to someone knowing it would be forever?". "Yes, I have," I replied. "Forgive me for asking, but why is this a forever good-bye?". "I am old and she lives so far away. I have challenges ahead and the reality is - the next trip back will be for my funeral," she said. "When you were saying good-bye, I heard you say, 'I wish you enough'. May I ask what that means? ". She began to smile. "That's a wish that has been handed down from other generations. My parents used to say it to everyone". She paused a moment and looked up as if trying to remember it in detail and she 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 towards me, she shared the following as if she were reciting it from memory.

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 good-bye.

She then began to cry and walked away. They say it takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them but then an entire life to forget them.

Only if you wish to send this to the people you will never forget and remember to send it back to the person who sent it to you. If you don't send it to anyone it may mean that you are in such a hurry that you have forgotten your friends.


To all my friends and loved ones, I WISH YOU ENOUGH!

LOTS OF LUV..... Mak Pah


cik syahira said...

assalamualaikum mak pah.

i wish you enough too.
hugs you.

Shopaholic Mama said...

Sometimes Mak Pah, some of us are never satisfied with what we have. The enough is never enough for us. But in reality we should be grateful and bersyukur se-adanya! Tiba2 feeling guilty pulak...

Gembo said...

Mrs G:

I wish you and the Voguers enough strength to go thru any hardship, enough humility to accept we're born with flaws and enough happiness to spread it all around just as you did for me and Mr G.

Have a GREAT 2010 ladies!!

Mak Pah Vogue said...

syahira - wink wink muacks

ann - mmg lumrah dear. kita manusia biasa dan tak lari dari kesilapan.

mrs g - thks for the well-wishers. likewise to both of u too dear.