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Post by Yvonne on Tue 04 May 2010, 3:34 pm

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Recently I overheard a Father and daughter in their last moments together at the airport. They had announced the departure of her plane.

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.'
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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.
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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.
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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 I hope I am one of them. 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....
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To all my friends and loved ones,
I WISH YOU ENOUGH.

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Re: Beautiful messages

Post by Yvonne on Tue 04 May 2010, 3:42 pm

Life and Friendship‏
Words of wisdom from a friend. May all your dreams be coated in chocolate sauce! Here’s to you my friends.


One day I had lunch with some friends. Jim, a tall, balding golfer
type about 80 years old, came along with them---all in all, a
pleasant bunch. When the menus were presented, we ordered
salads, sandwiches, and soups, except for Jim who said, "Ice
Cream, please. Two scoops, chocolate".

I wasn't sure my ears heard right, and the others were aghast.
"Along with heated apple pie," Jim added, completely unabashed.

We tried to act quite nonchalant, as if people did this all the time.
But when our orders were brought out, I didn't enjoy mine. I couldn't
take my eyes off Jim as his pie a-la-mode went down. The other guys
couldn't believe it, either. They ate their lunches silently and grinned.
The next time I went out to eat, I called and invited Jim. I lunched
on white meat tuna. He ordered a parfait. I smiled. He asked if he
amused me. I answered, "Yes, you do, but also you confuse me."

"How come you order rich desserts, while I feel I must be sensible?"

He laughed and said "I'm tasting all that is possible. I try to eat the
food I need, and do the things I should. But life's so short, my
friend, I hate missing out on something good. This year I realized
how old I was. (He grinned) I haven't been this old before. So,
before I die, I've got to try those things that for years I had ignored.
I haven't smelled all the flowers yet. There are too many trout
streams I haven't fished. There's more fudge sundaes to wolf
down and kites to be flown overhead. There are too many golf
courses I haven't played. I've not laughed at all the jokes. I've
missed a lot of sporting events and potato chips and cokes. I
want to wade again in water and feel ocean spray on my face.
I want to sit in a country church once more and thank God for His
grace. I want peanut butter every day spread on my morning toast.
I want un-timed long distance calls to the folks I love the most. I
haven't cried at all the movies yet, or walked in the morning rain.
I need to feel wind on my face. I want to be in love again. So, if
I choose to have dessert, instead of having dinner, then should I die
before night fall, I'd say I died a winner, because I missed out on
nothing. I filled my heart's desire. I had that final chocolate mousse
before my life expired."

With that, I called the waitress over..."I've changed my mind," I said.
"I want what he is having, only add some more whipped cream!"

This is my gift to you - We need an annual Friends Day! If you get
this twice, then you have more than one friend. Live well, love
much & laugh often - Be happy.
Share this with your friends, including me if I'm lucky enough to
be counted among them. Be mindful that happiness isn't based
on possessions, power, or prestige, but on relationships with
people we like and respect.
Remember that while money talks, CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM SINGS!

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Re: Beautiful messages

Post by Yvonne on Tue 04 May 2010, 3:53 pm

Okay, you’ve probably seen words of wisdom like this before. Consider it positive reinforcement.


Five(5) lessons about the way we treat people

1 - First Important Lesson - Cleaning Lady.







During my second month of college, our professor

Gave us a pop quiz. I was a conscientious student




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And had breezed through the questions until I read

The last one:


"What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?"

Surely this was some kind of joke. I had seen the

Cleaning woman several times. She was tall,

Dark-haired and in her 50's, but how would I know her name?



I handed in my paper, leaving the last question

Blank. Just before class ended, one student asked if

The last question would count toward our quiz grade.



"Absolutely, " said the professor. "In your careers,

You will meet many people. All are significant. They

Deserve your attention and care, even if all you do

Is smile and say "hello."



I've never forgotten that lesson. I also learned her

Name was Dorothy.



2. - Second Important Lesson - Pickup in the Rain



One night, at 11:30 p.m., an older African American

Woman was standing on the side of an Alabama highway

Trying to endure a lashing rain storm. Her car had

Broken down and she desperately needed a ride.

Soaking wet, she decided to flag down the next car.

A young white man stopped to help her, generally

Unheard of in those conflict-filled 19 60's. The man

Took her to safety, helped her get assistance and

Put her into a taxicab.



She seemed to be in a big hurry, but wrote down his

Address and thanked him. Seven days went by and a

Knock came on the man's door. To his surprise, a

Giant console color TV was delivered to his home. A

Special note was attached.



It read:

"Thank you so much for assisting me on the highway

The other night. The rain drenched not only my

Clothes, but also my spirits. Then you came along.

Because of you, I was able to make it to my dying

Husband's' bedside just before he passed away... God

Bless you for helping me and unselfishly serving

Others."



Sincerely,

Mrs. Nat King Cole.



3 - Third Important Lesson - Always remember those

Who serve..



In the days when an ice cream sundae cost much less,

A 10-year-old boy entered a hotel coffee shop and

Sat at a table. A waitress put a glass of water in

Front of him.



"How much is an ice cream sundae?" he asked.

"Fifty cents," replied the waitress.



The little boy pulled his hand out of his pocket and

Studied the coins in it.



"Well, how much is a plain dish of ice cream?" he inquired.



By now more people were waiting for a table and the

Waitress was growing impatient.



"Thirty-five cents," she brusquely replied.



The little boy again counted his coins.



"I'll have the plain ice cream," he said.



The waitress brought the ice cream, put t he bill on

The table and walked away The boy finished the ice

Cream, paid the cashier and left.. When the waitress

Came back, she began to cry as she wiped down the

Table. There, placed neatly beside the empty dish,

Were two nickels and five pennies..



You see, he couldn't have the sundae, because he had

To have enough left to leave her a tip.



4 - Fourth Important Lesson. - The obstacle in Our Path.



In ancient times, a King had a boulder placed on a

Roadway.. Then he hid himself and watched to see if

Anyone would remove the huge rock. Some of the

King's' wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by

And simply walked around it. Many loudly blamed the

King for not keeping the roads clear, but none did

Anything about getting the stone out of the way.



Then a peasant came along carrying a load of

Vegetables. Upon approaching the boulder, the

peasant laid down his burden and tried to move the

stone to the side of the road. After much pushing

and straining, he finally succeeded. After the

peasant picked up his load of vegetables, he noticed

a purse lying in the road where the boulder had

been. The purse contained many gold coins and a note

from the King indicating that the gold was for the

person who removed the boulder from the roadway. The

peasant learned what many of us never understand!



Every obstacle presents an opportunity to improve

our condition.



5 - Fifth Important Lesson - Giving When it Counts...



Many years ago, when I worked as a volunteer at a

hospital, I got to know a little girl named Liz who

was suffering from a rare & serious disease. Her only

chance of recovery appeared to be a blood

transfusion from her 5-year old brother, who had

miraculously survived the same disease and had

developed the antibodies needed to combat the

illness. The doctor explained the situation to her

little brother, and asked the little boy if he would

be willing to give his blood to his sister.



I saw him hesitate for only a moment before taking a

deep breath and saying, "Yes I'll do it if it will save

her." As the transfusion progressed, he lay in bed

next to his sister and smiled, as we all did, seeing

the color returning to her cheek. Then his face

grew pale and his smile faded.



He looked up at the doctor and asked with a

trembling voice, "Will I start to die right away".



Being young, the little boy had misunderstood the

doctor; he thought he was going to have to give his

sister all of his blood in order to save her.



Now you have 2 choices.



1 Delete this email, or

2. Forward it other people.

I hope that you will choose No. 2 and remember.



Most importantly..... "Work like you

don't need the money, love like you've never been

hurt, and dance like you do when nobody's watching."



NOW more than ever - Please... Pass It On...

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Post by Yvonne on Tue 04 May 2010, 3:55 pm

These were emails from my dear friend in Canada, whom I met on a Contiki tour quite some years back, he is a lovely guy.

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Post by Guest on Tue 04 May 2010, 7:06 pm

I'm not a religious person, but the serenity prayer always seems to ring true to me

"Lord, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
The courage to change the things I can,
And the wisdom to know the difference"

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