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An Airport Story to Reflect On~~~~~

My Observation
June 6, 2009
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My good friend sent me this story that I wanted to share with you all. It is about power and strength. It is about how each of us find “our way” to maintain inner peace and happiness. A few people in the world, including me, believe that prayer is one way. The way I look at it, as long as what we do does not harm others…or harm ourselves, why not? I was VERY touched by this story. So, I pray you enough. Please read to understand. Have a great weekend!

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Pray You ENOUGH:

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 pray you enough.’

The daughter replied, ‘Mom, our life together has been more than enough. Your love is all I ever needed. I pray 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?’

‘Well…I’m not as young as I once was, she lives so far away & has her own busy life. I have some challenges ahead, and the reality is – her next trip back will be for my funeral,’ she said.

‘When you were saying good-bye, I heard you say, ‘I pray you enough.’ May I ask what that means?’

She began to smile. ‘That’s a prayer 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 pray you enough,’ we wanted 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 pray you enough sun to keep your attitude bright no matter how gray the day may appear.

I pray you enough rain to appreciate the sun even more.

I pray you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive and everlasting.

I pray you enough pain so that even the smallest of joys in life may appear bigger.

I pray you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.

I pray you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.

I pray you enough hellos to get you through the final good-bye.

Then, she 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 an entire life to forget them.

Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz

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12 Responses

  1. What a touching story

  2. That was very touching, nice story.

  3. I AM REMINDED OF THESE WORDS FROM PAUL ANKAS SONG PAPA
    “CHILDREN GROW THROUGH YOU
    LET THEM GROW . THEY”LL LEAVE YOU TOO.”
    THESE WORDS COME TO MY MIND VERY OFTEN. IT IS A GREAT FACT OF LIFE.

  4. luisa you are doing a good service. THANK YOU.

  5. Wow, that is so powerful. I haven’t been able to read blogs this week and I am trying to catch up. I thought I would take a quick look and have to move on for lack of time. However, each post has been more compelling than the last. Thanks for such a great blog.

  6. What a touching story. Thanks for all the posts.

    • Thank you Dolly for taking the time to leave such a nice comment! I hope you have a great week! Hope to see you around! WQe have fun here, so please join in! 🙂

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