Cleaning Up My Desk, Fortunes

Yufang knows that I have a predilection for fortune cookies and the tiny nuggets of hope or simple observations that they provide. I have kept ones that feel right and others that are downright funny. Here are the best, preserved digitally, before the paper slips fall into the dustbin.

You need to forgive that person today. Just believe me.

Okay, I believe you.

A truly creative person rids him or herself of all self-imposed limitations.


Your winsome smile will be your sure protection.

My smile is really that good–it can deflect bullets and keep me warm when it’s cold outside.

The best way to predict the future is to create it.

If I had a nickel for every time I’ve got this one, I’d have $0.10.

Remember to balance your personal and professional lives.

This one is tough.

Today, you are wiser than usual, and also less anxious.

So, I’m not normally that wise. Thanks.

You will meet an important person who will help you advance professionally.


When the mouse looks upon the cat, there must be an escape route nearby.

You’ve heard about that one already.

Stop searching forever. Happiness is just next to you.

And she was.