I have a lot of fortune-cookie fortunes. Like, hundreds... I always save mine (and I make my husband and son give me theirs, too). I keep most of them in a pink giftbag in my office, but there are others scattered around my workspace in visible locations to remind me that wisdom can often be found on very small slips of paper. Some of my personal favorites include:
"Do not let great ambitions overshadow small success."
"Always over-deliver & under-promise."
"Your love of music will be an important part of your life."
"Love is like war; easy to begin but hard to stop."
"Your ability to find the silly in the serious will take you far."
"Be careful! Straight trees often have crooked roots."
And then there's the one I loved so much I actually laminated it: "Nature forms us for ourselves, not for others; to be, not to seem."
Do any of you keep your fortunes long after the cookies are gone? Any with wise words or hoped-for predictions on them? I'd love to hear!
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