I don't believe, of course, that the slips of paper found in Chinese cookies hold a prophesy. But I find that they most often hold a tiny truth.
I hoard these truths.
I slide them into places where I don't look often but that warrant my attention from time to time. Junk drawers, button jars, under the silverware tray. In a velvet jewelry pouch, under a souvenier magnet, tucked in with the aluminum jack o'lanterns.
I'm clearing out the crevices today. Finding bits of wisdoms in the wake of cat hairs, ink pens, and wheat pennies.
Beauty will surround you - open your eyes to see it.
You are admired by everyone for your talent and ability.
The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next.
Be unconventional, even visionary
It's not the end yet. Let's stay with it.
You will sleep well at night.
To let another into your heart, first let yourself in.
You are almost there.
A warm smile is testimony of a generous nature.
Love is for the lucky and the brave.
Great attention to detail is both a blessing and a curse.
You are free to invent and re-invent your life.
The calling that has sounded may not be the lasting call.
If you continually give, you will continually have.
Love always and deeply.
Your heart will always make itself known through your words.
Love begets love.