Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Fortune Cookie For You

This past Saturday my mom came to visit and we opened up some fortune cookies that had been sitting on the kitchen counter for quite sometime. My fortune was something stupid. You know one of those grammatically incorrect mish-mashes of nonsense. My mom's however, said Keep true to the dreams of your youth. I shrugged off the whole fortune cookie incident and went on with my weekend and my mom didn't say much about her fortune after that.

This morning, I found my Mom's fortune (see picture) sitting on the window sill. My mom and I both have an affinity for windows and sunlight, and when I saw the small white strip of paper sitting there I knew my mom had purposely left this fortune for me. Now, I don't know if a fortune is transferable to a person who didn't actually open the cookie, but I appreciate the sentiment just the same.

My mom is amazing (yes, I know I'm biased). But the thing that amazes me the most about her sometimes is how much understanding she has for my decisions and the way that I chose to live my life. My parents may not completely understand my whole life-long-writing-and-reading addiction, but they know it makes me happy, and that's all that matters. And this was just one her ways to demonstrate her support.

So on that note, I'd like to pass on my fortune to you. Stay true to your dreams. Whether they be about writing or any other endeavor, hope, wish, or dream that you may have. Don't ever never ever never never ever give up. (I hope those extra nevers and evers help make my point clear).


  1. Those nevers and evers definitely make your point :) Thank you.

    And for the record, I think fortunes are transferable. I do that all the time. Sometimes the one you get just doesn't fit and you just know it's meant for the person beside you. Or so I tell myself.

  2. Jennifer- good to know you feel they are transferable too

  3. Great inspiration. Thanks for posting this.