“I wish you sufficient !”

A father and his daughter hugged each other intimately and warmly at the airport.
Both did not know if they would ever meet again.
The father was very old and a serious illness plagued him.
The daughter had left home with her husband many years ago, and they lived far, far away and could not come very often to visit.

Finally it was time for the daughter to get onto the plane.

“I love you, I wish you sufficient!”, said the father to his daughter.
“I love you too, Dad. I wish you also sufficient!”, she replied.

A passenger observed the scene could not hold back to ask the father after the farewell: “What does that mean, when you wished another “sufficient”.

“That’s a wish that has been passed down in our family from generation to generation,” the man replied.

“It means:
I wish you sufficient sun,
so your life may be bright.

I wish you sufficient rain,
so you can appreciate the sun.

I wish you sufficient luck,
so you can preserve your love.

I wish you sufficient sorrows,
so your smallest pleasures appear big.

I wish you sufficient profit,
so you get everything you need.

I wish you sufficient loss,
so you can appreciate everything you have.

I wish you are welcomed sufficiently often,
so you feel safe and loved when finally saying good-bye.”

(unknown)

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