The recovering English major in me hates fortune cookies’ proverbs; the recovering alcoholic I am however appreciates the goad.
For example, I cracked open my cookie and read
No, it is not — Life is a noun!
Life is a blessed gift; it’s a pain; it’s over too fast; it hurts. Its best synonym is mystery; LIFE is anything but a verb!
Still, the recovering alcoholic that I am knows LIFE is action; it means movement, action, change – Life is like that maxim, no man steps into the same river twice. Everything that is alive changes – even dead leaves change.
But a wise soul counseled me, if nothing ever changes in your life today, nothing changes.
Please God, keep me moving, even if my body won’t cooperate. Keep me learning.
It’s a mistake, when life hands you a tough lesson, to think that you can get back at life by not learning it. ~ Robert Brault
Oh! Dear Reader: My worst day sober has been way better than my best day drinking.
Simple slogans from the program would make way better fortune cookie fillers, especially like one I unwrapped a few years ago.
Whew. Deciding not to drink today goes a long way to defanging that fear!
Life is a gift. But it’s meant to be used up, poured out, and enjoyed. Even if a few moments are hard to swallow.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, “I used everything you gave me.” ~Erma Bombeck
Love in Christ,
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