Now is right on time….

My journey has molded me for the greater good, and so far it has been exactly what it needed to be. Don’t ever think that you’ve lost time…. every so often the thought crosses my mind, but then I remember it takes each and every situation you encounter to bring you to the now, and now is right on time…. A New Year is upon us! Even though it has been a little chilly outside I feel that it adds a magical element to the Holiday season. It is the time of year when we appreciate the little things a bit more.  We live in a modern world with everything at our fingertips, and not much of a connection to the World around us, our past or each other. But there’s a different world within our reach! Get back to the basics by writing, adventuring and challenging your skills! Unglue yourself from the electronic society we live in and take risks exploring like our ancestors did. Go outside and enjoy nature and everything that surrounds you!

Happiness is a journey, not a destination. For a long time it seemed to me that life was about to begin – real life; but there I was always with some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life. This perspective has helped me to see there is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way! So treasure every moment you have and remember that time waits for no one.Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the planners, the doers, the successful people with their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground. Let their spirit light a fire within you to leave this world better than when you found it…Some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. but Life is about not knowing. It is about having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity…You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face… do the things you think you cannot do. life is short. eat dessert first!

As most of you know, I’m better at writing my thoughts than saying them …. So I’m going to put what’s been on my mind into a scenario…. I was at the airport and they had announced the departure, I overheard a Father and daughter in their last moments together. 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” 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,’ is when you want 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.

For now my plans for the future are to move half way across the globe….for my close friends and family I just want to say that I love you and will always be here for you. I know I’ve mentioned it before, but time goes by fast and I’ve come to the realization that I won’t get to see you guys like I get to now…and actually it isn’t that often that I see you now anyways. When I move I can’t just swing by when I feel like it, or call you to make plans to go to dinner or the movies whenever you get free time. I want to spend time with you and want to be close to you…..

I know it won’t really by a good-bye forever, but I know that I won’t get to see you as often and will only be able to make it back to visit ever so often. I know you guys don’t have a lot of money and probably won’t make it over to visit very often or ever. So I’d like to spend as much time as I can with you now as I can…

I know you have to work and that you’re busy, but so am I and I always tell you that I’ll make time for you whenever you let me know that you are free. If you work your life away it’ll be over before you know it. TAKE TIME TO LIVE…. I WISH YOU ENOUGH

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ashley Spitler
    Jan 20, 2012 @ 03:43:53

    Wow Sydney! I just sat here & read all of this & had tears through almost every sentence. I am not really sure why or what that means. You are a very special person & the world needs you. I wish you safe & happy travels. 🙂 <3


  2. Serious Jest
    Feb 10, 2012 @ 16:39:59

    Thank you for sharing this one.


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