What’s in a Fortune Cookie?

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Fortune cookie predictions slide back and forth in my wallet, competing for space with spare change and folded bills. Some days I feel silly, holding on to these remnants of discarded trees whose ink is surrendering to time.

For the past year, whenever I open a fortune cookie, it’s somehow related to my life. Sound absurd? Yes. I know! Believe me, everything in my life – from a Christian faith to logic – refutes this notion.

Yet the longer I think about this it’s less about the cookie, and more about a growing awareness of living a life on purpose, guided by the observation that nothing, even a fortune cookie, is arbitrary. Each moment, situation, conversation is in some way teaching us, speaking to us.

For months now I have clung to one message in particular: “Your mind is filled with ideas, explore them.” Might anyone who knows my creative spirit have said this statement to me? Of course. Would I have listened a few years ago? Maybe. What’s different now? I am committed to living awake, and for me that means embracing wisdom in the most unlikely of places.

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Emelda De Coteau

Mother, wife, sister, friend, writer / blogger / creative organizer, budding photographer... These are just a few of the many hats I juggle each day. I believe creativity is oxygen for the soul. I created Live In Color blog to celebrate the beauty in every moment, from faith to inspiration and motherhood.And it is soon becoming Pray with Our Feet blog which will focus on the intersection of faith and activism. Follow the inspiration on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/praywithourfeetblog/
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