I have received several cookie inserts - fortunes and not - since my last post. Just last night my good friend ScurvyGirl gave me a not-a-fortune from one of her recent dining experiences. Saying, "I saved this for you," she passed me the insert that read, "One learns most from teaching others." This could not be more true. I've decided not to place this cookie insert in the silver fortune cookie that holds the majority of my cookie inserts, but rather to display it on my desk so as to remind myself of the value that teaching holds (even in those moments when I want to scream into a pillow).
My latest not-a-fortunes read:
"If you want it...take it."
"Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness."
My friends received some interesting inserts:
"One of the greatest discoveries is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind."
"Sharing little joys offers great hope to others."
"Many possibilities are open to you - work a little harder." [blogger's note: my friend who received this may or may not be (read: is) a workaholic]
Also, my best friend noted that in the movie Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, a fortune cookie insert reads, "You are about to get crushed by a giant sesame bagel," which is, in fact, a fortune.
And finally, for what I think is the best story to emerge this past week: After a meal with my parents at our favorite Chinese restaurant in San Antonio, Hung Fong, my father opened his fortune cookie and read, "Man who lay woman on ground will have piece on earth."* Ba-dum-bum.
*Note: This is not what the cookie insert read. This was my jokester father's addition to the after-meal routine.