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My Favorite Napkin Note

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People often ask me what's my favorite napkin note. My answer sometimes surprises them. We estimate that I've written somewhere around 4,000 notes at this point. Some of them really stand out. Personally, I am motivated by many of the quotes I've used. I am partial to two: 

"If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one." - Mother Theresa

"Risk something or forever sit on your dreams." - Herb Brooks

But there is one note that stands out well above the rest. It was created two years ago today. Technically, it's not a "Napkin" note since it was written on a different type of paper. That doesn't make it less important. 

Jan 13, 2014 was the first time Emma wrote a note for me and secretly put it into my lunchbox. 

I walked into work that morning and opened the lunchbox to pull out my oatmeal. I saw a paper towel next to my food. I was sure that I didn’t put anything like that in there... 

I opened the paper towel and saw a note: 

If my friends really did jump off a cliff, it’s because it was my   idea. Sincerely, your daughter is a leader, not a follower. 

PS. I think you used all the napkins <3 

Wow. 

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