I wish you enough

25 Mar 2020

I wish you enough

I remember a time when a post with this title, ‘I wish you enough‘ was doing the rounds of the Internet. In those days it came in as email. It was a touching little anecdote of a father and daughter saying their (maybe last) goodbyes to each other at the airport at which point each says to the other, “I wish you enough”. It was a contribution by Bob Perks to Chicken Soup for the Soul. Somehow I thought of it today.

I wish you enough

In these times of panic-buying and hoarding, I wish you enough. Because we all have more than enough. And there are those who don’t even have enough – not enough even to manage one square meal a day. But we collect, we buy, we hoard, we collect more, then buy more. When all we needed is ‘enough’. Today while I was deciding what to cook, I opened my refrigerator and realised I had enough. It wasn’t too much. But it was enough. And that sense of abundance that I felt was gratifying. Truly most of us are blessed because we have enough and more.

There are lots of versions of Bob Perks’ I wish you enough on the Internet. This one here is the closest I got to the original.

I wish you enough by Bob Perks

I wish you enough – Bob Perks

The KonMari Method

The KonMari method is a system of simplifying and organizing your home by getting rid of physical items that do not bring joy into your life. It was created by organizing consultant Marie Kondo and described in detail in her best-selling book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.

Some time ago, Marie Kondo of the eponymous KonMari Method, became a rage the world over. And people were busy KonMari-ing their homes. While it meant taking a week off (or more) hugging and letting things go, it sure showcased how we hoard and collect and don’t let go even in normal times. (I’m guilty of that for sure!). And yet, if you go to see, we do have enough. Let us in this time of pulling back look at all that we have so that we can decide NOT to have that. And give it away to those who DON’T have enough.

I wish you enough

Right now, what we need is not a lot.
We need just enough.
And it’s not just about food, or possessions or material things.
I wish you enough of health to get you to overcome the present circumstance. And that you come out sailing on the other side in the best of health and wisdom.
I wish you enough hope.

3 thoughts on “I wish you enough”

    1. Thanks Regina. We all have more than enough. It’s just a state of mind to cultivate, isn’t it? Thank you for your thoughts!

  1. Great post, Vaishakhi. The world would be a much better place if we knew when we have enough. I have seen instances where the insatiable desire to have more and more pushes people to the point of regret or to the point of utter failure in other areas of life. Having gratitude for what we have is the beginning of peace.

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