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.

I recently read this poem for the first time and I was struck by its simplicity as well as its message.  I was struck by someone wishing someone else “pain” and “loss”, but then I realized it truly is about sustenance and humanity and reality.

May you always have enough to sustain you!  And may you live and be HOPE today and every day.

Sr. Debbie Blow, OP