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Old 12-28-11, 08:09 AM   #1
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ENOUGH! A Wish For All.

Hi Guys,

Not Cycling, but a cycling friend sent me this via email; and I thought most people would enjoy reading a heartfelt story.

I wish you Enough !

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.'

The daughter replied, 'Dad, our life together has been more than enough. Your love is all I ever needed. I wish you enough, too, Dad.'

They kissed and the daughter left. The Father walked over to 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 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,' he said.

'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 grey 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.

He 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.



Take Time To Live..

To all my friends I wish you Enough !
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Old 12-28-11, 06:11 PM   #2
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Unfortunately, rather than just enough, you delivered an excess of maudlin saccharine sentimentality.
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Old 12-28-11, 07:28 PM   #3
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Unfortunately, rather than just enough, you delivered an excess of maudlin saccharine sentimentality.
I'm an old sentimentalist at heart, had a tear in my eye when I first read it! Does take someone with a kind heart; and a thoughtful mind to appreciate another persons pain.
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Old 12-28-11, 08:46 PM   #4
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Unfortunately, rather than just enough, you delivered an excess of maudlin saccharine sentimentality.
Not called for. If you don't like the comment, in a time and season where many folks are greeting as well as saying goodbye to loved ones and where these sentiments are nearer the surface, that perhaps if you don't find the post to your liking, just move on without comment.
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Old 12-28-11, 11:53 PM   #5
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I have a daughter who used that as a sig line in her e-mails. Never bothered asking her about, figured it was something along those lines.

We have a somewhat more maudlin rule in the family. We NEVER say 'goodbye', as that means/implies that you'll never see each other again. We all say, "See you later", or some variation.
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Old 12-28-11, 11:57 PM   #6
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Unfortunately, rather than just enough, you delivered an excess of maudlin saccharine sentimentality.
This.
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Old 12-29-11, 12:07 AM   #7
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that perhaps if you don't find the post to your liking, just move on without comment.
That's like saying a non cycling post shouldn't be posted in a cycling forum. Move on to the "sentimental forum".
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It is a well-known email chain letter. The most popular boilerplates for a successful chain letter, aside from obvious "politics" and "religion", is "personal health advice" and "sentimental story". This one was obviously generated along the "sentimental story" guidelines. I's say it is rather primitive and way overdone.
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It is a well-known email chain letter. The most popular boilerplates for a successful chain letter, aside from obvious "politics" and "religion", is "personal health advice" and "sentimental story". This one was obviously generated along the "sentimental story" guidelines. I's say it is rather primitive and way overdone.
You liked it then!
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Old 12-29-11, 05:17 AM   #10
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It is a well-known email chain letter. The most popular boilerplates for a successful chain letter, aside from obvious "politics" and "religion", is "personal health advice" and "sentimental story". This one was obviously generated along the "sentimental story" guidelines. I's say it is rather primitive and way overdone.
Yep. Exactly right. This situation likely did not actually happen, it was created as a "sentimental story" chain/junk email thing for reasons unknown. I bet if you looked it up in Snopes, you'd find it or a variation of it.

The OP left off the bit where they say that if you send this around to 7 or more of your closest friends you'll receive good luck, if you send this to 20 or more of your closest friends, something wonderful will happen today, etc. etc. The OP also didn't print it in the bright colourful fonts that were in the email he/she received.

I've received heaps of this stuff. It goes around offices and clogs up the email system. It's a real nuisance.


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One of the things I wonder about these chain emails ... and maybe, if some of you are the ones who send this stuff around, you can help me with this question ... why is it that these chain emails tell a story, like this one did about the father and daughter, and they end the story, like this one did with the statement, "He then began to cry and walked away." OK. The story is finally finished.

But they can't stop there. They've got to keep going with trite cliche comments, like this one does:
"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.
Take Time To Live..
To all my friends I wish you Enough!"
Really ... enough is enough already. Here's a New Year's Resolution choice ... how about resolving not to send/forward any more of these chain emails!!


Oh look ... here it is ... being discussed on Snopes ...
http://msgboard.snopes.com/cgi-bin/u...2;t=001045;p=0

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Not called for. If you don't like the comment, in a time and season where many folks are greeting as well as saying goodbye to loved ones and where these sentiments are nearer the surface, that perhaps if you don't find the post to your liking, just move on without comment.
Bah. Humbug.
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