Monday, October 5, 2015

Challenge Extended, Universe...

I am in the habit of saving fortune cookie fortunes.
But until now, I have never called the Universe on one.

I initially miss-read this and thought it said BIG things. All I could envision was an ACME Anvil...
This one has been hanging around since July 5.
It didn't get lost.
Or forgotten.
(Okay, my husband found it by accident yesterday on my clip of things I want to remember and hung it on the calendar.)
But still.

'Good Things'

Let's think about this.

Are we talking really good things?
Like One Million Dollars? A random contact from a publisher actually paying me to simultaneously write that novel and a travel show? A sudden painless fifteen pound weight-loss with subsequent toning? No traffic on the way to work and a nausea-producing smell free train ride?

Or are we talking more mundane 'Good Things'
Things like a phone call from my best friend from high school? Surprise flowers? A random compliment? An endearing exchange with a stranger? A chance meeting with one of my kids? 

Maybe the fact that I got up this morning is my Good Thing. 
Which means I have already peaked...although the text is in the plural... 

I feel as though I should only expect the typical good things. Those things that we tend to take for granted. Perhaps this is the Universe's way of reminding me to be grateful for what I have and perhaps be happy going to bed tonight with the knowledge that I got one more day...

I don't want to sound ungrateful, Universe, but I could really that million bucks.


  1. Here I am at 84, and it's fun to discover that my thank you to the universe is not all that different from yours. Love this!


    1. Thanks GmaJune! I am really a very grateful person - I have had such a wonderful life I keep waiting for the other shoe to drop! It is fun to dream big!!

  2. C'mon, universe!

    PS I made pesto yesterday too!

    1. So, the Universe did provide me with a good day at work and a delish left-over sandwich for dinner...
      Oh, and I made pesto after reading your comment about Pesto-palooza!!

  3. I'm rooting for you and that million bucks. Come on, Lotto!

    But failing that, an ordinary bunch of good things is always welcome, isn't it?

    1. I think I must count as one of my good things, seeing your smiling face here and at YOUR blog site! Happy to hear you are doing well!! And yes, a bunch of regular ordinary things are really just fine.

  4. Just yesterday my husband got a fortune that said "A sudden change in plans will lead to good fortune." I'll keep you posted....Not holding my breath.


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