Thursday, July 14, 2011

Fortune Found

photo by me

The other day, while I was going through old photos for my Korea post, I found this fortune from a fortune cookie at the bottom of a box.  I have no idea when I got it, but it obviously resonated then, and it resonates now.

Life has its moments, and sometimes it's hard to know when you're IN a moment -- "moment" with a capital "M".  I've been thinking lately about my creativity, and where it lies, and what my "capital M moments" have been, and will be.  

I  think we all have multiple Moments in our lives.  I know sometimes I see them with 20/20 vision and I can say without a doubt, "I will remember this for the rest of my life."  At other times, I don't realize I've had that Moment until years later.  It doesn't make it any less special, but it makes me realize that while we're living life, sometimes we have blinders on and we don't see what's right in front of us.

I'm not fond of the blinders.  I'm also not fond of hearing myself whine and moan.  It's annoying.  So finding this fortune was a nice wake-up call.  

To all of you, good fortune, lots of creativity, and many Moments.

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Lori Anderson creates jewelry for her web site, Lori Anderson Designs, and wrote the blog An Artist's Year Off.  She's also a contributor to Art Bead Scene.  She is also the creator of the Bead Soup Blog Party.


  1. I like your fortune that you just re-found. I save my favorites, too. One sits next to my computer to remind me: a small act of charity will go a long way. And then there is the other next to my bathroom sink which makes me smile and wonder about the truth: you will never need to worry about a steady income. If only....

  2. That is great advice, and you are rigjht, sometimes things do not male any sense at the moment, but years later when you look back, you see it so much clearer.

  3. These are great words to remember and I must admit I miss many Moments by not being in the Moment! Sunshine Smiles to you dear...

  4. I think that fortune was right on the mark! I save mine too, but I usually tuck them in a pocket and never find them again.

  5. Sometimes things seem to present themselves just at the right time. I used to love quotes and fortunes but I seem to have gotten away from them, but one of my favorites quotes is No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. by Eleanor Roosevelt and another favorite is If not now when, I try to remember these two often.

    Happy days to you Lori!!

  6. I love how you discovered this fortune tucked away! Not a coincidence that you found it now. I hope it lifts your spirits. :-)

  7. Very cute Fortune message! x

  8. what a great message - thanks!

  9. Sometimes I think I know that I'm having a "moment" and it turns out not to be one. Other times I am totally caught off-guard by the power of the awareness of a "moment" that will either change the direction of my life, or provide me with a learning that comes much later. For me it is wonderful when I can see it. You finding the fortune cookie message that you forgot you had gotten, and having it be a powerful message that still speaks to you, is like a door opening. Enjoy!

  10. Lori, This is such a great post you made and I love your picture with it.

    I also value the wonderful and profound comments your post brought today. We all go through those days, those moments. We do celebrate our victories and that is important but the other side, the darker side is equally important to share.

    It shows how we rise up, brush ourselves off and stand up. I have a hard day today, a dental surgery..but I am much better now. Love - Dita.

  11. Lori, What an inspiring Post! Nine years ago a "fortune" from a fortune cookie was used in a very UNIQUE way to save our family. Isn't it amazing the power of words when they are strung together? This inspired me this morning~ Merci~

  12. Your blog hit home with me today.
    Good thoughts on identifying "our moments".

  13. Oh I just love how it resurfaced! Was it at a time when it was needed?

    I do tend to save my fortunes if they resonate but I stash them away and can never seem to find them again. I really should start exploring resins so that I could save them in a necklace.


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