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{August 15, 2013}   One Minute Predictions

I know I do these one minute posts a lot lately, but now that I am actually “working”, and working ON a computer for hours…it’s hard to make time and motivation for posting intellectual posts. 😦OneMinuteWriterButton21. Read the daily writing prompt.
2. Push “Play” on the timer on the right side of the screen.
3. Spend 60 seconds or less writing a response to the daily prompt.

Today’s Writing Prompt: Second Sight

Posted: 15 Aug 2013 03:00 AM PDT

Have you ever consulted a psychic, medium, fortune teller, astrologer, or so on? Did they make any predictions for you? Were they accurate?
I have never consulted any one of these before.  I think it’s a waste of money, almost in the way that gambling a lot seems to be a waste.  I think there MIGHT be some people out there that have some powers of prediction, but I honestly think they are few and far between.  I think most of it is over rated.  Having said that, I love getting fortune cookies and I love reading my horoscope, but I take both things with a grain of salt.  I like them more for the entertainment than for the fact that they might actually be true.  If they turn out to be true, then cool, but I do not base my life around them. 🙂
I HAVE seen fortunes and/or horoscopes be accurate, but a lot of times most of the accuracy is due to the fact that the writers write them as to pretty much fit every person in almost any situation.  There have been a few that have been frightfully accurate, but that is rare.

 



{February 5, 2013}   Good Fortunes

Yesterday, I ate Lunch at a Chinese Restaurant and at the end of the meal, I was given a Fortune Cookie, which has become pretty traditional, although NOT Chinese in origin. I never eat the cookies due to never acquiring a taste for them, but I always enjoy reading the fortune inside. When I read the fortune, I felt like it was a perfect one for me! My fortune said: “Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.”

I believe this to be a perfect fortune for me as well as a great saying, too. So many times in my life, because of depression, I have focused only on the negatives and all the problems in my life and let them control me and be the focus in how I live. Even people without depression can sometimes focus TOO much on what’s wrong and forget to remember the important things. A lot of times my issues push me in the direction of taking a backseat on things or NOT getting out there and striving for what I want most. I talk myself out of going for what I really want because I constantly think of what I CAN’T do and all the problems that might arise along the way. Because of this, my problems literally PUSH me away from my dreams instead of towards them. I have to learn to follow the path I need to take to do what I love and really desire even if it scares me.

So, today, I dropped off resumes at 13 different doctor’s office in the hopes of acquiring a job answering phones and/or doing basic clerical skills with the future hope of becoming a full fledged secretary or receptionist. It’s not blogging for a living, but it is a job that I feel drawn to and I have a strong desire for. I truly enjoy doing clerical work and it makes me happy. In the back of my head, I worry that I won’t be good enough or I’m not as qualified as I believe I am, but I push away that doubt and KNOW that it’s something I want to do and I know that I’m a determined individual who CAN and WILL work hard and to the best of my ability. Writing and blogging are still what I love even more so I will continue to go after those dreams as well. Why not go after ALL the dreams you have for yourself?

I will be keeping this fortune close so I will always be able to give myself the reminder to not be pushed by my problems, but to be led by my dreams! I love how sometimes the boost you need the most can come not from eating a cookie, but a message inside a cookie. 🙂



{February 15, 2011}   Vertigo Fortunes

I woke up today feeling extreme vertigo and sadly, it has STILL not gone away. I think it may be due to allergies or having a headache also this morning. Regardless, it has left me feeling very blah and uninspired today so instead of doing a regular blog, I am posting an old blog I did on my old Myspace account. Some of my friends may have read it back in March 2009 when I first posted it, some may have not. I think it was a good blog post, though and I enjoyed reading it again after all this time. So…maybe others will enjoy as well!

Here it is:

It all starts with a wrapper

Current mood:contemplative
Appearances are most definitely not always what they seem and things don’t always turn out as you expect them. I, for instance, woke up this morning thinking my long streak of not blogging very often would not be contested. Little did I know that a cracker wrapper would cause me to blog again.
I started to open one of those little 2 cracker wrappers at Catfish King today, got the wrapper off and then to my chagrin….the wrapper was still on…There was a complete empty wrapper in my hand yet the crackers had yet another clear plastic wrapper still on them. That was definitely not what I expected and it was kinda a shock to the system, all be it, a small one of course.
This got me to thinking about how people get used to things one way and the slightest variation seems to just totally throw off your structure…it’s not what you expected. Another funny example, I remember going to this Chinese restaurant with one of my sisters once and we all got a fortune cookie of course. She opened hers and she, as well as the rest of us at the table were surprised to see her cookie was empty….how odd that is…Does that mean that she indeed had no fortune at all or did the machine making the cookies possibly run out of them?
Even stranger than this alone, when she was brought yet another cookie, this one did have a slip of paper in there but on this slip was written, “Buy more fortune cookies”…so it seems that she was indeed not meant to have a fortune that day, lol. And our expectations were messed with quite a bit.
But they are everyday in seemingly unnoticeable ways. That person sitting next to you may seem like the nicest person in the world but under the facade lies a dangerous person.The person who promises change yet fails to explain what kind of change that is might be sneaking under the radar a hidden disaster. You might pick the empty line over a full one expecting it to be quicker only to realize the reason the full line is so full is that the empty line is commanded by an incompetent fool. You may go to sleep tonight all warm and snug in your bed never expecting that when you wake up in the morning, the world as we know it could be changed forever.
A lot of thoughts come to you sometimes while you’re opening a wrapper…..



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