I Wish You Enough

by Paul on October 11, 2010

Loyal reader Ron sent me these inspiring thoughts and I want to share them with you.

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 enough “Hello’s” to get you through the final “Goodbye.”

(From Bob Perks, “I Wish You Enough!”  2001 )

If I remember correctly, Ron is from Canada. Happy Thanksgiving to him and our other Canadian readers!

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Eric October 11, 2010 at 12:33 pm

It is hard to keep gratitude for what you do have than regret for what you don’t. Thanks, Ron.

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Tim October 11, 2010 at 3:04 pm

Love this poem, reminds me of Rascal Flatt’s song My Wish http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxjVCBSa-Vs

Tim

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Angela October 11, 2010 at 8:04 pm

I wish you enough appreciation to tide you over the mundane moments. :)

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Ron October 13, 2010 at 12:43 am

Hi Folks,

Eric, Tim and Angela, thank you for the additions, and the related link to the “I Wish You Enough” poem Father Paul posted after I emailed it to him. I am chewing them up and internalizing them.

You are right Father Paul, I am from Edmonton, Canada. We have been enjoying a long beautiful fall up here, with temperatures in the mid-seventies.

Having just emerged from that horrible state a “cold” can put you in, I am thinking especially about this line: “I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger.”

When I get a cold, cough, sneeze and go through boxes and boxes of Kleenex, it is indeed a great joy to start feeling healthy again. I felt so sick for the last four days that I simply dug a dark hole to hide in and slept fourteen to sixteen hours a day, losing interest in everything I ordinarily do on a daily basis. Now, Eric, feeling over the worst of the cold, I am finding it easier to feel “gratitude for what [I] do have…” that being the regaining of some measure of feeling healthy again and wanting to see what PFO has been up to while I was in my dark place.

It is always a joy to get back here.

A belated “Happy Thanksgiving” to all of you, my treasured American neighbors. Peace be with you all, on the wings of a song and a prayer, Ron

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