Do Your Best For Your Beloved No Matter Where You Are

Prison Bound

(Photo by Thomas Hawk)

There was an old man and his only son was in prison. The old man wrote a letter to his son.

Dear Son, 

I am feeling pretty bad because it looks like I won’t be able to plant my potato garden this year. I’m just getting too old to be digging up a garden plot. If you were here, all my troubles would be over. I know you would dig the plot for me, if you weren’t in prison. 




Shortly, the old man received this telegram: 

“For Heaven’s sake, Dad, don’t dig up the garden. That’s where I buried the guns.” 


At 4 a.m. in the next morning, a dozen of FBI agents and local police officers showed up and dug up the entire garden, but ended up not finding any guns. 

Confused, the old man wrote another note to his son telling him what had happened, and asked him what to do next. 

His son’s reply was:

“Now go ahead and plant your potatoes, Dad. It’s the best I could do for you from here.”

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No matter where you are, there is alway something you can do for your beloved if you decide to do it from your heart. Stop making an excuse. Make a decision and do it if you really want to.

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Yasu is the founder and CEO of Good Friends Japan. We aspire to offer opportunities of international education to unprivileged young adults. リベラルアーツ教育研究、英語学習のためにICUを中退。アメリカ、カナダに学部・大学院留学。米の中高の特別講師、サッカーの助監督、カナダで路上生活者と共生。カナダの教会で、異文化教育、カウンセリング、葬儀等を担当。シンガポール勤務を経て、児童養護施設出身者、中退・引きこもりの若者など、社会的に困難な状況でがんばる人たちの国際教育支援チーム創設。教育学修士。@yasukuwahara