"If you put up with small annoyances, you will gain great results."
I have thoughtful, caring, loving, supportive parents. They are unfailingly kind - to my friends and loved ones (and snuggly puppies!) as well as to me. This post is dedicated to my father, who celebrated a birthday yesterday. He and my mother went out for Chinese food in honor of the occasion. My mother's cookie insert was decidedly not a fortune: "Do not let great ambitions overshadow small success." However, my father's cookie insert (reprinted above) did, in fact, include an actual fortune. Happy birthday to him! And yet, upon closer inspection, we see that his fortune was preceded by a caveat: "If you put up with small annoyances..." Eh, I suppose in this cookie insert market that's the best one can hope for, even on a birthday.
Happy birthday, Daddy, I love you!