What You Can Learn From a Fortune Cookie | Alyssa J Freitas: What You Can Learn From a Fortune Cookie

March 4, 2013

What You Can Learn From a Fortune Cookie

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I love fortune cookies. Not because they taste good (even though I have had some good fortune cookies in my day...), but because of what they represent to me. Although I don't believe that the future can be predicted, I do believe that a "fortune" can prompt a person to make changes or take action to make his or her "fortune" come to fruition.

There are so many different types of fortunes that a cookie holds. From funny, to serious, to just plain confusing, you can learn something and derive a little joy from each one. It is for this reason that I decided to collect my favorite fortune messages.

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One of my favorite fortunes is "relish the transitions in your life- they will happen regardless." This is something I struggle with because I always want to be in control. Change is something that is hard for me because I am under the wildly unrealistic impression that I can actual dictate what others do. Lesson? Accept change. That is not a suggestion that you give up and let things fall as they may, but rather, that you identify what you can and cannot control.

Another great fortune is "when you feel defensive, examine what you fear." Sometimes you may want to blindly blame another person for making you upset and defensive, but he or she may just be pointing out one of your fears which you do not want to acknowledge. Everyone has insecurities and imperfections which need to be improved upon. You may not like it, but you must confront your fears, wether they be of yourself or of the future.

Try leaving your favorite fortune in your purse, wallet, or coat pocket for the times when you need a little inspiration! What is your favorite fortune?

- Keep It Simple
Alyssa J Freitas



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