February 12, 2020

Love Written on Napkins


Garth Callaghan, a common head of an American family, is such a sweet dad who packs his daughter’s lunch box. Every day, he wrote a good writing such as a proverb on napkins of the lunch box to express his love for his daughter. One day, however, he was diagnosed with a cancer. While fighting against the cancer through several operations and recurrence, he was worried that he may not live to see Emma graduate. So he wrote 826 napkin notes in advance—enough to get her through her high school graduation.

“Dear Emma, sometimes when I need a miracle, I look into your eyes and realize I’ve already created one,” “Do the right thing even when no one is looking,” “Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one,” “Nobody can make you feel inferior without your permission.” . . .

We usually throw away napkins after using once. But the napkins he gave his daughter became priceless, which cannot be compared with any other inheritance. He says that five seconds are enough to write, “I love you,” and that the best way to spend time worthily is to love others.