Recently I overheard a Father and daughter in their last moments together at the airport. They had announced the departure of her
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.’
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.
(contributed by: Mohan Rao on 08.02.2012 )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 ...
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(contributed by: Mohan Rao on 12.12.2011)(contributed by: Mohan Rao on 12.12.2011)
A Mom in UK handed over her London Olympics Ambassador daughter to police for taking part in UK riots.
Hand over looting children to police, says mom who reported her own Olympic ambassador daughter for taking part in rioting.
A mother who turned her own daughter into police after discovering she was allegedly involved in rioting, has urged other parents to do the same.
Adrienne Ives, 47, said the decision to tell detectives she had spotted her 18-year-old Olympics ambassador daughter Chelsea taking part in this week’s riots was ‘gut-wrenching’.
The talented athlete was stripped of her role as 2012 Olympic Âmbassador after being charged with burglary, violent disorder and hurling bricks at a police car.
However, Adrienne, 47, said that she had no choice but to contact officers.
She told the Daily Mirror: ‘Any parent who loves their child should find the courage to do what we did.’
‘If parents keep their mouths shut these kids will keep rampaging through the streets.
‘As a mother, I love my daughter. It’s not easy, but we hope we’ve done the right thing. It was a hard decision to make but it was a decision that any good parent would do.
These riots happen because good parents do nothing.’
Chelsea, 18, is in custody accused of taking part in the disorder at Enfield, North London.
Mrs. Ives was at home in Leyton Stone, east London, on Sunday night with her husband Roger, 54, watching the scenes of anarchy unfold on the streets of Enfield, just six miles to the north.
‘Roger and I were watching the TV news and it was absolutely sickening,’ she said. ‘And then we saw our daughter. I could not believe it. For a minute we did not know what to do.
‘But then, what could normal honest parents do? How can you sit there and see that and say, “That’s OK”? We were watching people lose their homes and businesses.
As parents we had to say, “She can’t get away with that”.
Detained: Chelsea Ives is seen arriving at Westminster Magistrates Court overnight
Mrs Ives told The Sun: ‘We’ve no regrets and would do the same again. My children have always been taught right from wrong. We were not being brave, it’s what any right-thinking person would have done.
All corruption we see is because there were/are Parents who did not have the courage to discipline their children
when their children needed them to be strict. (Right from Dhrita Rashtra to the ones who spoil their kids) Most parents scold children only when they get pissed off, and not when the child needs to be scolded. This of course teaches the child to suck up to the parent and keep him in good humour and this lesson is carried well into adulthood where it is refined into corruption and bribery
This MOM single handedly has done more for fighting corruption than any movement ever will accomplish.
This is the root where we need to strike. This is how it is to be done. Everything else is glamor and vanity.
(contributed by: Mohan Rao on 04.09.2011)A Mom in UK handed over her London Olympics Ambassador daughter to police for taking part in UK riots. Hand over looting children to police, says mom who reported her own Olympic ambassador daughter for taking part in rioting. A mother who turned her own daughter into police after discovering she was allegedly involved in rioting, has ...