Thursday Thirteen

Thursday Thirteen- Fortune Cookies

I enjoy eating Chinese food and, I confess, I collect fortune cookie fortunes. I’m not obsessive or superstitious about collecting them, nor do I collect one every time, but over the years, quite a few just seem to wander from cookie, into my purse and then into the pottery cup on my bookshelf with the other whatnots.

I pulled a random handful for this list.

  1. The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.
  2. The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.
  3. You are the only flower of meditation in the wilderness.
  4. Many a false step is made by standing still.
  5. He who waits to do a great deal of good at once, will never do anything.
  6. Suppressing a moment of anger may save a day of sorrow.
  7. Accept the next proposition you hear.
  8. Do not mistake temptation for opportunity.
  9. Sometimes travel to new places leads to great transformation.
  10. A smile is the most effective medicine.
  11. There are a lot of bumps in the road to easy street.
  12. Say hello to others. You will have a happier day.
  13. Happiness is often the result of hard work.

Interesting how a little sentence can pack a lot of meaning.

On the opposite end of the potential deep philosophical answers held in those slips of paper, there’s a humorous game my friends and I like to play when we order Chinese at work, which is to each read our fortune out loud and add “in bed.” Much silliness and laughter ensues.smileys

Do you have a favorite fortune cookie moment?

10 thoughts on “Thursday Thirteen- Fortune Cookies”

  1. Wow! You mean I’m not the only one who keeps those? 😉

    Fun list – and they’re surprisingly profound, sometimes, don’cha think?

    Happy TT!

  2. Fortune cookies are about the only thing I like about Chinese food. I’ve just never had the stomach for Asian cuisine. LOVE your list, though!

  3. It’s funny but fortune cookies aren’t big down this end of the world. None of the Chinese restaurants down here seem to have them, not that I remember. We do have fortune chocolates and I collect those.

    Some of the sayings are great. I’d be happy to find them in my chocolates. 🙂

  4. It’s nice to no I’m not the one only one. Hubby doesn’t eat fortune cookies so I have to tell him which fortune is his. I do say the ones that have meaning for me. I think I have a couple in my wallet right now.

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