How to Tell Your Fortune

I like to save the slips of paper that come in a fortune cookie to use as journal writing prompts. I keep them in a small jar in my office.

Small jar with fortunes

These messages make excellent journal prompts for writing and because they are statements rather than questions, they have a feeling of being true or close to true.

The question then becomes, “how is this true?’ or “how will this come to be?”

So for “Your present plans are going to succeed.” the thought is then switched to: How? How are my present plans going to succeed?

Another fortune cookie slip from my jar reads, “To reach distant places, you have to take the first step.”  So what will be your first step? If you have already taken your first step, what are the next steps?

Sometimes I just like to reread the little messages and feel fortunate.

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