The Truth about Fortunes

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…..

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Um. Wow!

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.

Happy Saturday!!

Savoir-Faire as the Cookie Crumbles

Keep your feet on the ground even though friends flatter you.

Apparently, my plans of floating away using my ballooned head from the ego boosting review, and the wonderful, uplifting comments has been delayed. Because the cookie said so. And you don’t mess with the cookie.

I will keep my feet on the ground and heed the advice I was given, in such a timely fashion.

My blog will stay the same as always. No bells, whistles, or shining lights; no mad endorsements, or instant fame. I will still write, chronicle, and record. I will continue to laugh, live, and love. And each, and every response I get from you, I will cherish and give thanks, because I appreciate every one. But my flying days? Well, they will be saved for my honeymoon.

So I bow down to the master cookie in the sky (God really does have a sense of humor) and praise you for preserving my character for another day.

I should say tact was worth much more than wealth as a road to leadership…. I mean that subtle apprehension which teaches a person how to do and say the right thing at the right time. It coexists with very ordinary qualities, and yet many great geniuses are without it. Of all human qualities I consider it the most convenient—not always the highest; yet I would rather have it than many more shining qualities.

-M. E. W. Sherwood

**This post also inspired by the fact that the superintendent of the school I went to (elementary-graduation), reads, subscribes, and comments on my blog** What an honor! Thank you Todd. You were an amazing biology teacher and I know you are an amazing superintendent. It was great to see you at the reunion last year. I could really get a big head from your glowing comments. Thank goodness we have fortune cookies to keep us sane. 🙂