With my work’s moving me home date looming closer and closer (the latest estimate is by July 12th or when Charter calls them back)…. I decided to hit my FAVORITE Chinese food place before I’m too far away during lunchtime. Trust me, there are NO decent places I have found by my house, and I don’t think Szechuan will deliver thirty miles away.
My favorite part, other than the egg drop soup, and moo goo gai pan? The fortune.
And here is what mine said…..
It’s funny because I have been wondering what God is doing with friendships in my life. For awhile, I wasn’t even sure if I was open to them due to some trust issues.
Enter fortune stage left.
And maybe it’s not such a far off one. I truly believe whether it’s through prayer or fortune, if you seek what you need, you will find it.
We had friends over for dinner last night. I have a girlfriend movie date today. And later, my family is attending a BBQ at my sister’s sister-in-law’s house.
Yes, that is a little confusing. But my sister lives in Houston. Her husband’s sister lives in a town over from me. We decided their next trip up from Houston….we would alllll get together. It sure makes it easier on them to visit everyone.
So, I’m excited. Maybe, I am not so closed to friendships after all (if I ever was).
Plus, I am really looking forward to all the blogging friendships as well (now that I’m here again and actively blogging).
So, I’ll let you know how Snow White and the Huntsman turns out.
Has anyone seen it?
And how my friendships progress per my fortune.
13 thoughts on “The Truth about Fortunes”
For me, friendship comes slowly. In my youth, it came much faster, but too many incidents of finding out that some friendships were fickle and could turn around and bite you made me much more cautious. Not a bad thing, I think – the heart should not be given lightly. Developed over time, a friendship can be more firmly rooted. My opinion only, not necessarily what works for everyone.
I agree 100%!! I have learned a lot about friendships in recent months. My movie date was with a friend I’ve known for 16 years. She and I go back to when our kids were babies. 🙂 Those are such a treasure.
So true: “if you seek what you need, you will find it.” And your post reminded me of something I have always said to my boys (to the point that they want to scream – I have a way of doing that to them :)) – you have to be a friend to have a friend. It’s kind of another way of saying what you said.
I haven’t seen the Snow White movie – have fun (girlfriend movie date = YAY!), enjoy the weekend with your family and friends!
So true! I know it’s hard to find the time to do that, but it is worth the effort. 🙂 You are a wise mamma.
Life is so busy it is difficult to get all the friendships in. Good luck to you with the opening of your heart. I am sure you will gain what you seek!
And I am sooooo happy that you are back blogging. I have been away for a week, but I am all caught up on reading your posts.
I am happy too! This is the happiest I have been in a long while. It’s good to be back. 🙂
You know I was soooooo incorrect about the BBQ relatives. The house we went to was my brother-in-law’s FIRST wife’s sister’s house. His first wife died long, long, ago, but he is still close to her sisters and mom and dad. They accepted my sister into the family too. And now ME and my family. Isn’t that crazy?
When it hit me, it really surprised me……..Some friendships go beyond borders. Imagine if they hadn’t opened their heart to her.
It was a happy celebration of family – very mixed and blended.
Too cool not to share. 🙂
When we left Atlanta and moved to our small town, I would meet someone and wonder ~ are we destined to become great friends? Then I would pick some woman that I like and think…now how can I get to know her better. I was telling this to a good friend and old Atlanta next door neighbor. She gave me great advice. She said not to worry — it will all happen naturally. Which it did, of course. But the main thing like you said is just to be open and friendly…and you will attract people.
I have TONS of friends. I am very easy to get along with and LOVE everyone. I don’t have many deep connections though. I think it comes from growing up with a lot of turmoil. Your advice is EXCELLENT. Certainly, being open, friendly, and most importantly yourself is the best thing you can do to be a friend. 🙂
I never eat the cookies, but I love the fortunes.
I have to say that I’m glad to count you among my friends! I have to admit I’m struggling with a friend who has been in and out of my life for the past 4 or 5 years. I think that I probably wasn’t the best friend to her for a while so I don’t blame her for not talking to me now – but I keep hoping and praying that she may have a change of heart and we may be able to rebuild a new friendship. I’m also realistic enough to realize that maybe God knows that we aren’t the right friends for each other. I just don’t know – we’ll see. I’m happy for you and all your friend opportunities!! Who could not just love you!!
Awww! You are so sweet! Who could not love you??! I wish I lived closer to you my dear! I believe there is a time and season for everything. And friends that come into our life and leave have served a purpose. Who knows? Maybe she served her purpose or you to her? All you can do is be yourself. If it is meant to be, it will happen, right? Miss you!!
I’m so glad you are back!!!
As a military wife, friendships are something that grow and change with me all the time. I HAVE to be willing to be open, to walk up to people and see what happens. I had to learn that, or I would have curled up in a ball and died by now. I am insanely blessed that I have family that are my friends too, and college friends that have stuck with me through all the moves, but the one thing I have learned is that I can’t wait. If I wait until I am comfortable to open up my heart, fearing that it will get hurt – well, chances are I will move before I get a chance to open up. Sometimes my heart gets hurt. But it is better then never trying. Hearts can be hardy, if they have someone bigger holding them in Their hand.