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mon dec 8 2008, 12:39 PM
In 2006 I received alot
of forwards, and I kept the ones that I thought would always ring true.
This forward was probably the most special, and when I was going through my inbox this week, I thought it'd be perfect to share with you all.
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 toward me, she shared the following as if she 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 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.
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.....
To all my friends and loved ones,
I WISH YOU ENOUGH
This year I've been amazed. Even when I've had the lowest of lows, I've always had 'enough' to keep me going. I've met some amazing people, and got to know even more about them than I ever thought I could. I truly hope that each and every single one of you know who you are, because I have an endless amount of gratitude for you.
You drove me crazy, made me laugh, and most of all taught me so many lessons that I hope I never forget. To each and every one of you, even if you don't actually know me, I wish you enough.
Time for some more pimping. The World is one big rainbow [link]
I was lucky enough to be featured in this wonderful news article. It's of course full of the rainbow colours, and the artworks in there are sure to brighten even the most miserable day. Thanks so much again ~LACYDRAWERS 99 Red Balloons [link]
December 2 was World Aids Day. !DCZed
has put together an awesome article for you guys to give inspiration, awareness and a smile. It's definitely worth a look. New winter deviantWEAR [link]
It's winter for the northern hemisphere, but here in the south, we're burning up from the hot new devWear! DeviantARTtimes [link]
Have you seen the latest issue of the who's who and what's what of dA? Well get to it then!deviantART Exclusive Offer - Safari Books Online [link]
If you're lucky enough to have your hands on a copy of any of the programs in Adobe's CS4 suite, this is definitely for you! Safari Books are giving deviants the chance to view six of their how-to books online for FREE. Be quick though, the offer ends December 31!Promoting other deviants work[link]
Subscribers can pimp other deviants out to the max! ^Thiefoworld
have put together guides and some inspiration for you guys to have a read over. Even if you don't have a sub, you can still post links to deviations that have caught your eye.
So I'm gonna put this sub of mine to good use. If you like these, go tell the artist - you'll make their day!
I still have one more to show you guys!
has created two of the most adorable characters dubbed the 'Little Lovers'. Dana and I were having a riot coming up with the idea of an Artist's Ball, and this was the byproduct of said conversation. If you like it, make sure you comment and tell her you'd like to see more!
Hopefully it was worthwhile reading through all that.
Hope you guys have a wonderful week! Kell
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