I Wish You Enough

By Jill Wolforth – 


Over the holiday break, I came across a story that really touched me.  It was originally a story shared by Bob Perks, in Chicken Soup for the Grieving Soul.  As we enter the new year, I thought it would be a great thing to share and I hope it has the same impact on you that it did on me. Enjoy! 


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I overheard a father and daughter at an airport in their last moments together. They had announced her plane’s departure, and standing near the door; he said to his daughter, “I love you; I wish you enough.”


She 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 goodbye, 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 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, her next trip back will 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 looked 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 “Goodbye.”

He then began to sob and walked away. 


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To me, this is such a powerful perspective.  So, as we begin 2024, I wish you enough…


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