“I Wish You Enough,” a reflection on life that will leave you thinking and contemplating your reality in a very different way.
“I Wish You Enough”: A Reflection on Life
A few years ago, I stumbled upon a story that has stuck with me ever since. It’s called “I Wish You Enough,” and it’s a beautiful reflection on life, love, and the importance of appreciating what we have.
The story goes like this: A mother and daughter are at the airport, saying goodbye to each other. As the mother watches her daughter go through security, she begins to cry. A stranger sitting nearby asks if she’s okay, and the mother explains that she’s sad because she won’t see her daughter for a while. The stranger asks why, and the mother replies that her daughter is moving across the country for a new job.
The stranger then shares a piece of wisdom that has stayed with me ever since: “I wish you enough.” The mother is confused and asks what that means.
The stranger explains that she wishes the mother and daughter enough love, enough laughter, enough joy, enough tears, enough hugs, enough memories, enough success, enough failures, enough strength, enough weakness – just enough to get through life’s ups and downs together.
This simple phrase has stuck with me because it reminds me to appreciate what I have, and to wish the same for others. Life is full of ups and downs, and we can’t always control what happens to us. But we can control how we respond to those challenges, and how we choose to show up for the people we love.
So, I wish you enough – enough love, enough laughter, enough joy, enough tears, enough hugs, enough memories, enough success, enough failures, enough strength, enough weakness – just enough to get through life’s ups and downs together.
The importance of having enough meaningful things, not just trivialities
The concept of “enough” is a powerful one. In a world that often tells us we need more – more money, more possessions, more success – it’s easy to lose sight of what’s truly important. But when we focus on having “enough,” we open ourselves up to a world of possibility and gratitude.
What does it mean to have “enough”? For me, it means recognizing that I already have everything I need to be happy and fulfilled. It means valuing the relationships and experiences that bring me joy, rather than striving for more material possessions or accomplishments.
One way to cultivate a sense of “enough” in our lives is to practice gratitude. When we take the time to appreciate what we have, we shift our focus away from what we lack and towards what’s already present. This can help us feel more content and fulfilled, even in the midst of difficult circumstances.
Another way to embrace the concept of “enough” is to simplify our lives. When we let go of excess possessions, commitments, and distractions, we free up space to focus on what truly matters. This can help us feel less stressed and overwhelmed, and more present in the moment.
So, the next time you find yourself caught up in the pursuit of “more,” remember the wisdom of the stranger at the airport. I wish you enough – enough love, enough laughter, enough joy, enough tears, enough hugs, enough memories, enough success, enough failures, enough strength, enough weakness. May you find contentment and fulfillment in all that you have, and may you never lose sight of the blessings that surround you.