some of the things i had in my wallet were these fortunes:
i don't know why i've always liked to keep them.
but i do.
my favorite one has a story, if you haven't heard it already.
i went to a chinese restaurant with my college professor / mentor / reporter i was interning with (all one and the same person) on one of my last days at my internship at ABC4 in SLC. i had already graduated and was working on my documentary and still doing some internship stuff on the side, plus i was trying to find a job and figure out what i was going to do with the rest of my life. that was on may 11th.
my fortune: "remember three months from this date.
good things are in store for you."
one month later...nothing much had changed.
two months later...i'd had a job interview with WAOW.
and three months later...a job offer.
but maybe not.
so whenever i get fortunes, i keep them.
some are funny.
some are profound.
but they all find a home in my wallet.
here are some of my other favorites:
"trust others, but still keep your eyes open."
"you will take a pleasant journey to a place far away."
"stubbornness is not a good virtue."
"share your abundant humor with others at this time. they need it."
"an exciting opportunity lies ahead of you."
"everybody feels lucky for having you as a friend."
"next week, green is a lucky color for you."
"an attractive visitor will bring joy to your home."
"opportunity awaits you next monday."
"the simplest answer is to act."
"you will accomplish more later if you have a little fun this weekend."
"do not mistake temptation for opportunity."
"be careful and systematic in your business arrangements."
"live, think and act for today. tomorrow may be too late."