We went to a Chinese buffet for Mom's birthday. After the five of us stuffed ourselves silly, we cracked open our fortune cookies.
1. My father got this: I would rather attempt something great and fail than attempt to do nothing and succeed.
First of all, is this a fortune? I'm not sure. However, the first part seems true. The second part seems goofy.
2. Our daughter opened this one: Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
We all went "whoooaaaa" because our daughter has been in transition this past year. She moved back home when a chosen path she'd invested three years in did not work out. It's not the kind of experience she wanted, but by the love of God, she's plowed her way through and is beginning to see a pretty good Plan B.
3. My husband got this: Good luck is often with the man who doesn't include it in his plans.
Again, not a fortune. But, good advice. This was appropriate for my husband, who works very hard in management and often has to resolve all kinds of diddly-do with customers. If good luck comes his way, he's happy, but he doesn't expect it. People are just too squirrelly.
4. This was mine: Wait for it. There will be a big change today.
Hmmm. Kind of a fortune. I waited all day. The only thing I could come up with was that tropical storm Debby had moved on, and I was able to hang clothes on the line. After a week of rain, this was a nice change, so I'll take it. I would have preferred to have won the lottery, but I guess experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
5. Mom, who's 92, opened her cookie and giggled. Then she read: There's a good chance of a romantic encounter soon.
Now, that's a fortune.
p.s. have you ever received a good "fortune" in your cookie?