Monthly Archives: June 2012

Fortune Cookie Chronicles VII: The Pile Of 1,000 Cookies…

Okay…  Maybe not quite 1,000 – more like somewhere around 142 1/2.
Yes.  And a half.  We’ll get to that later.

But first – My fortune hoarding had gotten so bad Nurse Sonshine and the little Troupe decided to put them together in a book until I could make time to post them.  They got half way and tuckered out.
Here’s the pile of fortunes I’ve been hanging on to for MONTHS!!!

Now that is from a LOT of cookies!

Count with me now:

  1. A person’s character is his destiny. (So very wise oh crunchy one.)
  2. A new environment makes all the difference in the world. (I’m not planning on moving.)
  3. A schedule defends from chaos and whim. (I like it!)
  4. A peaceful mind generates power. (THAT’s why my electric bill has gone down…)
  5. Do not let what you do not have, prevent you from using what you do have. (Can I get an Amen!?)
  6. Good sense is the master of human life. (Then how do you explain the population explosion?)
  7. Your smile brings happiness to others. 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
  8. The next full moon brings an enchanted evening. (Do I have to wait?)
  9. A romantic evening awaits you tonight. (Thank YOU!!!!!!)
  10. You are talented in many ways. (Buddha sure is a flatterer)
  11. Face any problem with dignity. (Stomping my feet and pouting usually works well too.)
  12. A lifestyle is what you pay for; a life is what pays you. (Ok.)
  13. A kiss can beautify souls, hearts, and thoughts. (Souls & hearts I TOTALLY get…  but thoughts?)
  14. A journey must begin with a single step. (And then you have to keep on going.)
  15. A love relationship takes on an added dimension. (Woo hoo!)
  16. A small gift can bring joy to the whole family. (NO!  Sonshine is NOT expecting.)
  17. A little courtesy will go a long way. (Sorry, I didn’t mean to sound rude…)
  18. A lifetime of happiness lies ahead of you. (I wouldn’t have it any other way.)
  19. A person of words and not of deeds is like a garden full of weeds. (Hey! That rhymes.)
  20. Be smart, be intelligent, and be informed.  Be smart, but never show it. (Uh…  Okay, sure thing.)
  21. A journey must begin with a single step. (Seems like I’ve read that somewhere before.)
  22. A dream will always triumph over reality, once it is given a chance. (I’ll give it a chance around 10 PM tonight.)
  23. A leader is powerful to the degree he empowers others. (So when I tell you to figure it out yourself I’m really “empowering” you.)
  24. A person with a determined heart frightens problems away. (BOO!)
  25. Do or do not.  There is no try. (Yoda was Buddhist?)
  26. A friend in the market is better than money in the purse. (Of course, if you’ve got both – that’s cool too.)
  27. An unexpected relationship will become permanent. (Hopefully they’re in the market.)
  28. Keep up the good work. You will be rewarded within the month. (Really?  But my hands are already tired of typing and I’m only about a quarter of the way done.)
  29. A small donation is called for.  It’s the right thing to do. (Good – I’ve got ten cents in my pocket.)
  30. A little courtesy will go a long way. (Okay, fine – have a dollar too.)
  31. An unexpected check or fortune will come today. (Wow!  Give & it shall be given unto you! Bring it on!)
  32. Education is the ability to meet life’s situations. (Huh?)
  33. Education is the movement from darkness to light. (Oh!  Thanks for clarifying that for me.)
  34. Do not let great ambitions overshadow small success. (Yes sir.)
  35. Your dearest wish will come true. (It already has…  Her name is Kimberly.)
  36. A kind word will keep someone warm for years. (I understand the sentiment, but a blanket works better.)
  37. Are your legs tired? You have been running through someone’s mind ALL day long. (Alright!  Combine this with number ni— never mind.)
  38. Today will be lucky and memorable for you. (Sounds like everyday to me.)
  39. A distant relative will phone you soon. (Um…  That reminds me.  I’d better call them first.)
  40. A dose of adversity is often as needful as a dose of medicine. (I’ll skip both and stick to the merry heart medicine.)
  41. An understanding heart warms all that are graced with it’s presence. (I understand.)
  42. A lifestyle is what you pay for; a life is what pays you. (So I hear.)
  43. A long term goal will soon be achieved. (So I can move it over to my short-term goal list then?)
  44. A leader is a person you will follow to a place you wouldn’t go by yourself. (Some places I will not follow anyone to.)
  45. A drunk man’s words are a sober man’s thoughts. (No.  A drunk man’s words are slurred.)
  46. A secret is no longer a secret by the time it gets to you. (I promise not to tell.)
  47. Each bird likes his own nest best. (Right. Me too.)
  48. A clean conscience is a good pillow. (Yup.)
  49. A gathering of friends brings you lots of luck this evening. (Didn’t know I had plans…)
  50. A person with a determined heart frightens problems away. (You are persistent, aren’t you – or is that forgetful?)
  51. Analyze only when necessary. (You got it.  So I won’t even try to figure out what that means.)
  52. Do not mistake temptation for opportunity. (It’s easy to tell them apart – opportunity knocks only once, while temptation is more persistent than a Kirby salesman that hasn’t reached his quota.)

    Is anyone still reading this?

  53. A kiss?  The renunciation of the heart when one is no longer alone. (I have no clue what renunciation means, but I know all about kissing!)

    I bet that got your attention!

  54. Go for it. You never know what [will] happen next. (Smooooooooch!)
  55. Something on four wheels will soon be a fun investment for you! (Like new tires for Kermit the Ford?)
  56. A friend asks only for your time and not money. (So, you know the answer if you ask me for money – Buddha said no.)
  57. What is K.M.S.?  The golden rule – Keep Mouth Shut. (.)
  58. Be on the alert for new opportunities. (Always.)
  59. If your friend wants to learn to drive, don’t stand in the way. (Ha ha ha ha ha – Buddha told a joke!)
  60. I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. (Kinda’)
  61. Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly. (I like it. Very wise.)
  62. A kind word warms for three winters. (Much more specific than #36.)
  63. A real patriot is the fellow who gets a parking ticket and rejoices that the system works. (Oh yeah!  I’d better get that paid…)
  64. A friend in the market is better than money in the purse. (In this case…  A friend in the Police Department would be better than money in the purse.)
  65. Genius is nothing but a great aptitude for patience. (I’m waaaaaiting.)
  66. If you wish to see the best in others, show the best of yourself. (I know that’s right!)
  67. A real friend asks to spend time with you, not money. (Again!  NO! You can’t borrow money.)
  68. At 20 years of age the will reigns, at 30 the wit, at 40 the judgment. (He’s not telling me I’m going to die by the time I’m 40, is he?!?)
  69. A big fortune will descend upon you this year. (Let it come down!!!!)
  70. A light heart carries you through all the hard times. (What hard times?  A BIG fortune is descending!)
  71. A lifetime of happiness lies ahead of you. (Exactly, like you said before – so, what hard times?)
  72. A new venture will be a success. (I like all this talk of success.)
  73. Believe it can be done. (*Singing* I’m a believer!)
  74. You will become more passionate and determined about your vision. (Sounds good to me.)
  75. If you judge people, you have no time to love them. (Judge not that ye be not judged.)
  76. A gambler not only will lose what he has, but also will lose what he doesn’t have. (Oh yeah? Want to bet!?!?)
  77. A kiss can beautify souls, hearts, and thoughts. (Shut up and kiss me.)
  78. Good news is on the way. (Good.)
  79. An understanding heart warms all that are graced with its presence. (Wow… eat a lot of cookies, get a lot of repeats.)
  80. Do not let great ambitions overshadow small success. (See what I mean?)
  81. Action with a brain.  Today you should proceed – (This one was cut off… it probably held the words that would lead to total enlightenment too.)
  82. A romantic evening awaits you tonight. (I bet you say that to all the guys.)
  83. Good timber does not grow with ease; the stronger the wind, the stronger the trees. (I’ll put that in my camping survival file.)
  84. Do not let what you do not have, prevent you from using what you do have. (Oookay, stop repeating yourself.)
  85. A pleasant surprise is in store for you. (Except that one.  You can repeat that one all you want.)
  86. A romantic evening awaits you. (Okay, that one can be repeated too – once per day sounds good to me.)
  87. A fair face may fade, but a beautiful soul lasts forever. (Yup, I’m ugly and TOTALLY alright with that.)
  88. Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it. (Definite truth in that.)
  89. Actions speak louder – (and then it was cut off, but I bet you can finish it.)
  90. A kiss makes the heart young again and wipe out the years. (*Singing* For-ev-er Youuuuung)

    What’s up with all the romance and kissing stuff!?!?!?!?
    I’m not complaining, but MY GOODNESS!

  91. Do not follow where the path may lead. Go where there is no path… and leave a trail. (Love it!)
  92. A new voyage will fill your life with untold memories. (This is getting good…  I’m on the edge of my seat!)
  93. An ounce of care is worth a pound of cure. (And a pound of cure costs $566.98 – according to my pharmacist.)
  94. Doing little things well is a step towards doing big things better. (Okay.)
  95. Good news will come to you from far far away. (Hmm… not just far away, but far FAR away.)
  96. A refreshing change is in your future. (How refreshing.)
  97. A difference, to be a difference, must make a difference. (That’ll PREACH!)
  98. All of your hard work will soon be paid off. (My son is keeping task of the extra days off the company owes me.)
  99. A golden egg of opportunity falls into your lap this month. (Cool! Hope it doesn’t break in my lap!)
  100. A rolling stone gathers no moss… but it obtains a certain polish! (Of course “Deep roots are not reached by frost,” either.)

    Finally at 100 – almost there.

  101. A person is not wise simply because one talks a lot. (Seriously it’s quite the opposite.)
  102. A feather in the hand is better than a bird in the air. (Actually, unless you’re going to try to tickle someone, they’re both equally useless.)
  103. A quiet evening with friends is the best tonic for a long day. (Tonic?  …And Gin?  Just kidding, I don’t drink…  It’s the drunk clowns that scare people.)
  104. Do not put off till tomorrow what can be enjoyed today. (Which is why I plan on going fishing in a while.)
  105. Advancement will come with hard work. Adventure – (another one that was cut off…  the ending sounds more promising than the first part – I’m not all that excited about hard work.)
  106. Good people are good because they’ve come to wisdom through failure. (Surely not all of them.)
  107. Do not seek so much to find the answer as to understand the question better. (No, really, I like answers better than questions.  Sorry.)
  108. Be patient, pleasant and open and you will see more truths. (I stand corrected.)
  109. Listen to the wisdom of the old. (Always.)
  110. A banker is someone who lends you an umbrella when the sun is shining. (Precisely why I avoid them.)
  111. Be on the lookout for coming events; they cast a shadow beforehand! (Are you saying I should get the umbrella from the banker?)
  112. …of the great. (Another typo – but it sounds exciting.)
  113. A part of us remains wherever we have been. (Then why is it so easy to gain weight and so difficult to lose weight?)
  114. A man’s dreams are an index of his greatness. (The lovers, the dreamers and me.)
  115. Getting the right answers is only possible when you have asked the right questions. (Which is why I always ask “What are the right questions to ask?” before asking anything else.)
  116. A good beginning is half the task. (Really? Ever try writing a book?  The beginning is just the beginning – without a middle & end it isn’t much at all.)
  117. An optimist is the human personification of spring. (Um – I don’t mean to be picky – but isn’t “human personification” a bit redundant?)
  118. A gathering of friends brings you lots of luck this evening. (Anyone want to go fishing with us?)
  119. Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed. (Sounds very biblical to me.)
  120. A lifetime friend shall soon be made. (Always room for one more.)
  121. A leader is powerful to the degree he empowers others. (Again.)
  122. A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something. (So you had better listen!)
  123. Either you can or you can’t. (Sorry – I can’t can’t.)
  124. You’re not afraid of storms, for you’re learning to sail your ship. (Actually, I am BOTH – afraid and learning.)
  125. A person is never too old to learn. (If you disagree read about George Dawson in “Life Is So Good.”)
  126. A family reunion in the coming months will be a tremendous success! (That would be cool – but we’re pretty scattered.)
  127. If you don’t program yourself, life will program you. (*In robot voice* Yes mas-ter.)
  128. A chance meeting with someone from the past is in store. (Cool!!!  I hope it’s Enoch!)
  129. Eat your vegetable[s] and you’ll grow up big and strong like Popeye. (Toot – toot!)
  130. Get into the spirit of the times. (Um…  No thank you – I’d rather “be not conformed to this world…”)
  131. An optimistic attitude is half of success. (I’ll buy that!  It at least doubles your chances.)
  132. Education will never be as expensive as ignorance. (True – but they still make it expensive.)
  133. A frivolous gift is a gift, nonetheless. (I accept any gift – frivolous or not.)
  134. A human being is a deciding being. (I haven’t made up my mind about this one yet.)
  135. You are a lover of words, someday you should write a book. (…  And make it a book of all the fortunes you ever got from fortune cookies?)
  136. Aim high, time flies. (How is that related?)
  137. A leader is powerful to the degree he empowers others. (So I hear.)
  138. A leader is a person you will follow to a place you wouldn’t go by yourself. (I’m still not following you into the ladies restroom – sorry.)
  139. A leader is a person you will follow to a place you wouldn’t go by yourself. (You don’t give up, do you?  The answer is still NO.)
  140. A gambler not only will lose what he has, but also will lose what he doesn’t have. (AND he knows when to hold ’em, knows when to fold ’em, knows when to walk away – and knows when to run!)
  141. A goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline. (Very true.)
  142. Education and intelligence aren’t the same thing. (I can show you some examples if you are not convinced.)
  143. Actually….  142 and a HALF –

You will fin…

(I’m guessing it says: You will find the other half of this Fortune when you least expect it.)

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Through The Looking Glass: June 2012

Readings by day for June.  For past readings click here.

June 1, 2012: Song Of Solomon 1 – 8               June 2, 2012: Proverbs 1 – 3

June 3, 2012: Proverbs 4 – 6                            June 4, 2012: Proverbs 7 – 9

June 5, 2012: Proverbs 10 – 12                         June 6, 2012: Proverbs 13 – 15

June 7, 2012: Proverbs 16 – 18                         June 8, 2012: Proverbs 19 – 21

June 9, 2012: Proverbs 22 – 24                         June 10, 2012: 1 Kings 5 & 6; 2 Chronicles 2 & 3

June 11, 2012: 1 Kings 7; 2 Chronicles 4          June 12, 2012: 1 Kings 8; 2 Chronicles 5

June 13, 2012: 2 Chronicles 6 & 7; Psalm 136   June 14, 2012: Psalm 134, 146 – 150

June 15, 2012: 1 Kings 9; 2 Chronicles 8          June 16, 2012: Proverbs 25 & 26

June 17, 2012: Proverbs 27 – 29                       June 18, 2012: Ecclesiastes 1 – 6

June 19, 2012: Ecclesiastes 7 – 12                   June 20, 2012: 1 Kings 9 & 10; 2 Chronicles 9

June 21, 2012: Proverbs 30 & 31                      June 22, 2012: 1 Kings 12 – 14

June 23, 2012: 2 Chronicles 10 – 12                  June 24, 2012: 1 Kings 15; 2 Chronicles 13 – 16

June 25, 2012: 1 Kings 16; 2 Chronicles 17       June 26, 2012: 1 Kings 17 – 19

June 27, 2012: 1 Kings 20 – 21                         June 28, 2012: 1 Kings 22; 2 Chronicles 18

June 29, 2012: 2 Chronicles 19 – 23                  June 30, 2012: Obadiah

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