Monday, September 24, 2012


Uh....the dreaded headache.... the one I was hoping to avoid.  I seem to get one every time I have started a new medication or stopped an old one. My head has pretty much hurt non stop since 3am.  All I can take is Tylenol....Which does absolutely nothing for it!!  The medication interaction calculators all say not to take Motrin or aspirin with lithium!  I am going to the therapist tomorrow, thought it was Wed but it is I will ask then what to do if I can't take those.  Ugh.  Not fun. On the flip side I am feeling better than I had been last week...mentally I mean.  So I hope that continues.

I hope I like my therapist tomorrow.  Once again, as with going to new doctors, I must reexplain my whole life.  But I like getting new opinions on it.  I once thought of being a therapist, picking people's brains. Getting to hear their inner most thoughts, seeing their perspective on their world.  I think it would be a neat job.  Anyhow, I'll report back tomorrow with how the appointment goes.

I read a story/poem today that made me realize something, so I will share it now.  It made me realize that we don't need "all" or "only" happiness.  That we just need "enough."

I Wish You Enough

Recently at an airport, I overheard a father and daughter in their last moments together. They had announced her departure and standing near the security gate, they hugged and he said, “I love you, I wish you enough.”She in turn said, “Daddy, our life together has been more than enough. Your love is all I ever needed, I wish you enough too, Daddy.” They kissed and she left.
He walked over toward 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 asked.
“I am old and she lives much too far away. I have challenges ahead and the reality is, the next trip back would 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 for a moment and looking up as if trying to remember it in detail, he smiled ever more. “When we said, ‘I wish you enough,’ we were wanting the other person to have a life filled with just enough good things to sustain them,” he continued and 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.
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive.
I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much 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 “Hello’s” to get you through the final “Good-bye.”
Tears filled his eyes and he walked away.
And so,
I wish you enough.
(author unknown)


  1. I hope the headache goes away soon. I know that's no fun.

    Thank you for sharing that story. Very beautiful and meaningful.

  2. Ugh, sorry about the headache, Shannon. I struggle with them too all the time and it is terrible! I really hope you get relief soon.

    Good luck with your appointment tomorrow.

  3. What a lovely story! It gives me a new outlook, having enough is great.

    I hope your headache goes away, but I am very glad that you are feeling mentally better! :)