Wednesday, July 27, 2011

a Life Lived for Others

Ever since my first experience in service boot camp, the fortune cookie has become my personal symbol of service to others.

I am always secretly on the lookout for fortune cookies to use as special reminders to myself of what I want to do with my life.  

Our family received these fortunes recently while eating at a local Chinese restaurant.  I liked the fourth fortune so much (which is generally attributed to Albert Einstein) that I asked Erin at Insane Jellyfish Designs to make my own version of it into a bracelet.

I'm so happy with the way that it turned out, and it couldn't have arrived at a better time.  I am not feeling well today (flu-like symptoms), and feeling crummy doesn't really inspire me to be extra pleasant to my children.  As I was trying to photograph the bracelet, Guy hurt his hand when an expandable flashlight he was playing with snapped back and whacked him.

Instead of being annoyed that he wanted my attention--yet again--I just held him and let him cry it out.  See...the bracelet is working already!  :)

Have some magic words that you'd like to have made into a personal reminder?
Erin at Insane Jellyfish Designs is your gal!!!

Thank you, Erin!


  1. Cute idea, and you have some great fortunes there! Hope you are feeling better soon, it's no fair when mom gets sick.

  2. Neat. I'll be going right over. I always have words I want made into something.


  3. That bracelet is so cute and it's wonderful that it has such a personal meaning to you. I'd love to have something personalized like that someday.

  4. That is SO cute! I LOVE the little fortune cookie charm attached.

  5. my favorite words are act don't react...need to remember that in all things.

  6. So cute! And such a great reminder.