Take Time to Live

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 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.

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.


* Only if you wish 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. 


To all my friends and loved ones,



Forwarded by: Rhia


Everyone has two choices



Albert Einstein once said, “Everyone has two choices. We’re either full of
love…or full of fear.”

This could not be more true. Look around you. I bet you can determine
whether someone is filled with love or fear in a matter of seconds. People
who are filled with love (or at least getting there!) are optimistic,
excited, helping, listening, cheering go-getters ­ it shows on their face,
in their spirit and seems to refresh everyone they meet. Those filled with
fear are paranoid, pessimistic, envious, demanding, overbearing downers ­
it shows on their face, in their spirit and seems to suck the life out of
everyone they meet.


Which one are you? Are you filled with fear or love? Or are you a
combination of the two? Which one do you want to be?
That’s a silly question. You want to be full of love.
So, why aren’t we all full of love for everyone, including ourselves?
Maybe it’s just easier. You don’t have to put forth much of an effort to
be a pessimist. Heck, the world seems to be geared toward SATISFYING
pessimists. Just listen to the nightly news or read the morning paper.

Nothing but bad news and more bad news!


But I’m here to tell you ­ that’s no excuse. If you want something, you
have to work for it. Creating a positive attitude based in love takes
work ­ especially when almost everyone around you is telling you, “Why
bother? The sky is just going to fall in anyway.” Let them talk. Their
negative Chicken Little belongs to them. Not you.


Change your attitude, and your outlook changes with it. This, in turn,
will change your life and change your results ­ period. It just takes
consistent and conscious effort to stay in that place of warmth and

The opinions or negativity of other people do not have to become your
reality. You determine whether you allow that to happen. It all starts in
your mind.


You need to have a strong self-image and belief system within you ­ an
impenetrable core based on a positive, optimistic, anything-is-possible
mindset ­ so that when those negative folks start jabbering, you can sit
quietly within yourself and know who you are.


When you’re trying to be more optimistic and filled with love, you can TRY
to avoid those people who bring others down, draining the very life-blood
of hope and possibility, but . . . unfortunately, this avoidance tactic
rarely works.


They will find you! Once you have embraced a positive, energy-filled,
think-out-of-the-box, the-sky-is-not-the-limit mindset, these people are
somehow automatically drawn to you, like bees to honey.


Don’t worry. It’s just a test. The Universe wants to know if you’re
serious about your new way of living. Don’t be afraid of the test ­ just
look these people square in the eye with love and joy, and sit there
within yourself knowing that they sadly just ­ don’t ­ get ­ it. They
don’t understand that life wants them to be successful and receive
abundance. They believe that everything is a struggle and there is only a
limited supply that everyone must fight for. They don’t get it, and they
won’t get you. They may even challenge the new you.


This hardly gives you the permission to look down on these people, or
think snidely of them in any way, shape or form. You’re not better than
they are. You may be more consciously aware and living in more abundance
and gratitude, but that doesn’t make you better than them. Understand
that these people are suffering. They are suffering from lack of
self-esteem, lack of energy, lack of love. You don’t have to explain your
new attitude ­ they will sense it immediately. That’s what has drawn them
to you in the first place. Your new self is now radiating energy out and
attracting people to you.


At the same time, their being drawn to you, does not mean that you should
spend all of your energy trying to change them. In many cases, your kind-
hearted efforts will deplete your energy levels. The best way you can help
these people is to be an example of what can happen when your mindset is
based in love and positivity.


“Great people choose to be greater than their problems. You have that
potential too.”





Forwarded by: MJ


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