Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Fortune cookies

I was treated to an unexpected, quick date with my husband last night.  We have been away from each other a lot lately due to work schedules and preaching out of town, so I was pleasantly surprised when he said he wanted to go out.  It's not often we get to go "alone" these days with three kids and all, but last night was one of those times.  So... for a short hour and a half, we indulged in a visit to Toyo, a local Japanese/sushi restaurant, and treated ourselves to a tuna appetizer and shared a delicious filet and shrimp dinner.  (thanks for watching the girls, mom and dad!)  How strange it is to sit and enjoy a meal these days from beginning to end without any interruption.  If not for the entertainment of the food being cooked in front of us, I'm afraid the meal would have been rather quiet with not much conversation.  :)  We are not accustomed to getting to talk to each other without the constant interruption of little voices... that can sometimes become quite loud... just like now, I can't post this blog update without having to stop every few minutes and tend to a busy, loud, nosy little 13 month old.  My sense of smell tells me I have a job waiting for me at the end as it is, lol.  But I want to get to my main point.  On our way out the door, there was a bowl of fortune cookies.  I grabbed a couple and we shared and munched on our way home.  His was your usual run of the mill, generic fortune cookie, "Keep a cool head and bide your time; a chance is bound to come".  He made jokes all the way home about ridiculous "fortunes", like... "A green banana is not as sweet as a yellow one, but a brown one is sweet enough to be used in desserts".  Anyway.  Mine, however, actually made me stop and think.  I love things that make me stop and think, by the way.  It read, "If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right".  You know... that's so true.  We prove ourselves right all the time, every day, whether good or bad.  We are what we think we are.  We become what we tell ourselves we can become.  We do what we think we can do.  And the exact same is true about what we think we can't do.  We limit ourselves.  So... here's to unexpected dates... the wisdom of fortune cookies... colorful bananas... sigh... and diaper changes.      

1 comment:

  1. Beautifully written and ENTIRELY TRUE!! Glenn and I also have those "silent" dates. Thanks for sharing your heart!