I love fortune cookies. Okay, let me clarify, I love the fortunes inside of awful, Styrofoam cookies. I give way too much stock to the messages carefully tucked away in these folded treats (In fact, I went through a phase that lasted nearly six years where I literally kept every fortune I received in my wallet…). Now, however, with the advent of social media and the Internet, I just share the fortunes I receive with my digital audiences. Lucky for you, today is your turn to share my fortune with me!
This weekend’s cookie said: “Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.”
I think that this message was directed specifically to me (but, as I mentioned previously, they ALWAYS are). I have so much going on in my life, I am often too tired or afraid or unwilling to make a decision and decide on one path or another. That being said, I know that I must make tough decisions sooner, rather than later otherwise I cannot progress in this life.
Frankly, I’m still on the fence on many of the decisions before me but one thing I do know for sure is that I have decided to make myself a better person. I am committed to improving myself and I am equally committed to showing more love, kindness, compassion, and patience to those around me.
As I send you off into another week, I want to share another phenomenal quote by Mother Teresa. It has been a blessing in my life for years and I hope that you share some of the value I have received from it, too.
People are often unreasonable and self-centered.
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives.
Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you.
Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous.
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.
Give the world your best and it may never be enough.
Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God.
It never was between you and them anyway.
- Mother Teresa