Gratitude Postcards, 2020
Postcards x 5
It’s been a long time living away from home, I always miss my beloved people, my parents, siblings, close relatives, friends, and my darling daughter. Often, I call them or send a text, but it always seems not enough to deliver my deepest longing, gratitude, and love. That’s why I thought about handwriting postcards. I hope that these postcards can be fully delivered from my heart to my loved ones.
Mum and Dad, I love you
My mom and dad used to work in a marketplace and save money little by little. And they tenaciously raised me and my siblings. Like our mom, we grew up to be strong adults. Her grandchildren got master’s and doctor’s degrees and they are working hard. But Mom, you are now in heaven… It is like just days ago when I laughed happily with Mom and Dad… I still remember the touching and grateful moments of enjoying delicious, special dishes you prepared for us!!
To Loving Brothers and Sisters
As God gathered us together as siblings, it is best to have a healthy body and mind. Let us have fond memories in a starry land by the Chuncheon Lake, caring about each other and enjoying ourselves before we get too old for that.
To My Lovely Daughter
My daughter, I still remember how lovely you were when you were a little kid. Whenever I video chat with you, I’m so amazed by how you grew up so fast. We live far from each other but I always thank you for having grown up to be such a great adult. Character is more important than knowledge so do your best today, always with enthusiasm. You are the treasure of my life and the sun of hope! Live today with a sincere heart.
To My Precious Friend
My friend, life’s journey could be either long or short. Once you go through it, you can’t come back. Our days of youth never come again. But the young person in each of our hearts will never grow old. So let us fill this day with our friendship and beautiful memories, always spreading our wings of youth for our body and mind.
As spring and summer come and go, a white cloud is wandering about a distant mountain. As days go by, the cloud tells me to live a life that I won’t regret. Life doesn’t have the right answer. As I empty and fill it again and again, life in this world flows like the wind and river. With the courage to embrace all this, I will be thankful. I will learn something new every day and serve others to be happy.