From a pile of 8 or so fortune cookies, the “Eeyore” in my life picked up this one. How fortunate!
(Check out my post on the Eeyores of life here.)
Immediately, he placed the cookie’s secret message in front of me without saying a word. The reveal had nothing to do with my blog posts, though – my Eeyore doesn’t read them. I knew that bringing it to my attention meant he heard the message loud and clear.
It’s a little disconcerting to be overshadowed by a cookie. You see, I’ve been preaching this same message to him day in and day out. He appears to be listening and always responds in agreement.
“Yes, I know it’s how I look at things.”
“Yes, I know I control my own happiness.”
“Yes, yes. You’re right.”
But the message never seems to make it past his earlobes.
I suppose it takes something out of the ordinary to get our attention every now and then. However, those attention grabbers may not always turn out to be as yummy as a cookie. For many of us, it takes a hard knock or two to wake us up and prompt us to make a change. We’re so wonderfully headstrong, aren’t we!
However, for some of us, we only need the wake up call to be delivered in an unsuspected or unusual method – like a fortune cookie.
So, go ahead, my Eeyore. Ignore the encouragement I’ve been giving you for years and listen to the stinkin’ cookie!
I’m pretty sure whoever wrote that fortune has been reading my blog, anyway. 😉