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.
- The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.
- The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.
- You are the only flower of meditation in the wilderness.
- Many a false step is made by standing still.
- He who waits to do a great deal of good at once, will never do anything.
- Suppressing a moment of anger may save a day of sorrow.
- Accept the next proposition you hear.
- Do not mistake temptation for opportunity.
- Sometimes travel to new places leads to great transformation.
- A smile is the most effective medicine.
- There are a lot of bumps in the road to easy street.
- Say hello to others. You will have a happier day.
- 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.
Do you have a favorite fortune cookie moment?