Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Ponder: Collected Fortunes

Over the years I have amassed a collection of fortunes. Some were affixed to our fridge. Others were in a ring box. And still others were tossed in with scrapbooking supplies. In total, I had 43 fortunes.


"No one knows what he can do until he tries." "If you follow someone else, you are ignoring your own path." "Fame and fortune are in your stars." "Turn your thoughts within - find yourself." "You are contemplative and analytical by nature." "Your careful nature will bring you financial success." "Follow your honest beliefs to stay strong." "Take the right action and your future will bring your heart's desire."

"You will be fortunate in the opportunities presented to you." "Put yourself proudly in front of the world and declare your place." "Assert yourself, your ideas are worthwhile." "Your road to glory will be rocky, but fulfilling." "Stay close to your inner self. You will benefit in many ways." "Patience is the answer to success." "Don't just work hard, work smart." "Avert misunderstanding by calm, poise, and balance." "Sell your ideas, they have exceptional merit." "Your respect for others will be your ticket to success." "A pleasant surprise is in share for you soon." "You will find your solution where you least expect it. x2" "Time is precious, but truth is more precious than time."

"Linger over dinner discussions this week for needed advice." "Use your charm and personality to obtain your wishes. x2" "You will receive unexpected support over the next week. Accept it graciously." "Your friends will truly be helpful in your next month's endeavor." "Next summer, you will dance to a different beat."

"You find beauty in ordinary things. Appreciate this gift." "You are admired for your impeccable tastes." "You will soon be honored by someone you respect." "An influential figure will make mention of you in a positive light." "You will have a chance soon to make a profitable transaction." "You will be coming into a fortune." "You will be called upon to celebrate some good news."

"Your romantic fantasies are about to come true." "Prepare for an exciting trip soon to come your way." "You will enjoy doing something different this coming weekend." "Soon a visitor shall delight you." "You will soon gain something you have always wanted." "This year your highest priority will be your family.""A house without books is like a room without windows."

Have you gotten any memorable fortunes?

Bon Apetit!
Credits: All images taken by Eden Hensley Silverstein for The Road to the Good Life.