There was a time that my wallet was full of these thin pieces of paper. Not paper of the green kind that would allow me to expand my wardrobe. No, these are half inch by two inches long, with "fortunes" printed on them. If you've ever had a meal at the local Chinese buffet, then you know exactly what I'm talking about. Fortune cookie fortunes. Most of them would say, you know, the usual. . . "You have a friendly heart and people admire you," or "Good things are coming to you in due course of time." Better yet, "Your special someone will cross your path in the near future." Okidoki. Sometimes, if the "fortune" just didn't seem to "fit," there would be an exchange made across the table, like trading cards. "I think this cookie was actually supposed to be yours," we'd say. Or, if it didn't suit anyones present circumstances, or rather it fit too well, it would be pitched altogether. But this small strip of paper, printed with red ink, that I pulled gently out of its edible shell just a few weeks ago, was a little different. Had it just simply read, "You are capable, competent, creative, and careful," I would have simply nodded, smiled, and tossed it with the rest of the other pieces of paper that would have soon enough been taken away to the trash bin. Instead, it added just two more words. Two words that caught my attention enough to not only make me nod my head, and smile, they inspired. Two words. "Prove it." This year, I am making a point to do just that.
New Year's Resolutions
~ Pursue my artistic desires with much more fervor & focus.
Make it happen!
~ Don't sweat the small stuff.
~ Love more. . . gripe less. (Yes, sweetie, that's directed to you! ;o) )
~ Read more.
~ Drink more water.
~ Save more. . . spend less.
~ Stay in touch better. . . even with those who are close by.
~ Finish the unfinished.
~ Mend spiritual relationship.
~ Lose weight. (You know I had to throw that in there)
I truly hope that all of you have had a wonderful and memorable Holiday. Welcome the New Year with open arms, lets those dreams fly and make them happen! Time for change is now. Have a spectacular weekend!