Wednesday, July 02, 2008
I got this from a Chinese restaurant not long ago and was, at first, upset that I hadn't received a "real" fortune (fortune cookies, if you haven't noticed lately, don't seem to have fortunes in them anymore; they are usually philosophical "statements" instead). But I quickly got over being upset and enjoyed the message I'd received.
Life is full of curves, isn't it?
And it's the curves that make it interesting.
Little curves that just kinda cause a blip in our plans; wider curves that make you change your plans and go in another direction (take a different road, go experience a different view!); even those big, winding, uphill curves that knock the wind out of us.
When I think back on my life so far, I see that those "curves" are what have caused me to grow; they also have made me stop and smell the roses, and see something that I might not have ever seen otherwise (kind of like taking the more scenic view during vacation, even if takes longer); and, in time, they made me the person I am today.
So, I'm not afraid of curves. I welcome them. And, as my fortune cookie told me, they can even be quite pleasant. As long as you know to not be afraid of them and, perhaps, to even enjoy them a little bit while you're driving down them.
Just a little bit of thought for your Wednesday morning.
What do you think?