pachai maamalai pol mene

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Re: I wish you enough !

On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 6:10 AM, Srinivasan Ravi <sudhaandravi@gmail.com> wrote:




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.'

cid:_1_070BFE00070BF70400004F0ECA2575F6
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 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..


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.

*
Only if you wish 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.

TAKE TIME TO LIVE....

cid:_2_070C1DF0070BF70400004F0ECA2575F6
To all my friends and loved ones,

I WISH YOU ENOUGH.








-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this communication is intended solely for the use of the individual or
entity to whom it is addressed and others authorized to receive it. It may contain confidential or legally privileged
information. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying, distribution
or taking any action in reliance on the contents of this information is strictly prohibited and may be unlawful. If
you have received this communication in error, please notify us immediately by responding to this email and then
delete it from your system. Saipem India Projects Limited (SIPL) is neither liable for the proper and complete
transmission of the information contained in this communication nor for any delay in its receipt.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------



--
S Ravi