Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Surprise Fortune

“Someone’s kindness will surprise and delight you.”
The fact that I have this Fortune is actually the surprise and delight…a very lovely lady brought this to me at work. I have shared with a few people at work that I do this, this thing with the Fortune Cookies. She and her boyfriend have actually checked out my blog – and she saves me Fortune Cookies, that I put in the Happiness Cup.
I did not put this one in my Happiness Cup – I just had to gush over it. It really did Surprise and Delight me – and it does every time she brings one to me! This day when she brought it to me, I knew that I might be leaving that job. I had an interview and I was feeling pretty confident that I would be offered the job, the opportunity. And she brought me this. I have been so torn…I trust her, but could not put her in a compromising situation by telling her what was going on. I really am all about living an honest life and being who I really am – but I had to keep this from her.
“Someone’s kindness will surprise and delight you.”
I told her at that very moment – “You have surprised and delighted me!” (Really – really did, and if she comments she can confirm this!) I was nearly in tears, how sweet. She knows what I do, she’s read it, she saves these for me. Even know, as simple of a thing that it may seem…it means so much! I actually have 3 others that she has brought to me that are in the Happiness Cup that I have her name on…those are from her (protecting the innocent from Vanilla Mama’s rants!).
“Someone’s kindness will surprise and delight you.”
I posted in my last Fortune that there were big changes coming…and I can happily (and sadly) confirm that this is true. I have accepted a new opportunity from a wonderful company, but I am also leaving a company that gave me a chance and wonderful people like ‘her’ and others that just make me smile when I think of them. I can honestly say that I have made life-long friends at this job and I will sincerely miss them. I hope that they all realize this…I cannot name them by name (again – innocent people should not be subjected to my ravings!) but I will personally let them all know before I leave.
Perhaps I will be that Someone whose kindness will surprise and delight them. Perhaps I will be yours!
Live, Laugh, Love ~
Vanilla Mama
There are no lucky numbers on this Fortune (PANDA EXPRESS – what is WRONG with you!?!), so your lucky numbers are someone you should reach out and let know you care. YOU know who that person is – and when you let them know, share with us how wonderful it was!


  1. I am very much exited for you. A new job, wow ! I hope that you enter this job in best of your health and live through the job in good health and may this job bring happiness and prosperity to you and your loved ones. Amein.
    Yes, it is hard to move on. What can we do, we just have to do what is best for us and our families. I am sure the people at your present job understand this.

  2. Thanks for visiting my blog and following. I followed you right back here. :) Thanks also for your interest in participating in Book Blurb Friday. It really is a lot of fun! I'll look forward to reading your blurb!

    Congrats on the new job, and good luck!


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