Chattering Mind

“Good fortune follows you around like a drunk monkey in a little red dress.” Or how ‘bout “Look out, your spirit is taking naked pictures of you.” Or maybe, “You have the power to make angels swoon.”

At the book release party celebrating my first book “The Red Book: A Deliciously Unorthodox Approach To Igniting Your Divine Spark,” I wanted to give out something a little different, a little quirky, a little more personal. And also tasty. Fortune cookies! Not just any fortune cookies, mind you, but cookies with custom-written fortunes (the above are but three of the half-dozen I came up with). People loved them. Sure enough, there are plenty of companies that offer it, and for a relative bargain, too.

Customizing your own fortune cookies isn’t just fun, it can even be therapeutic–especially if your brain is filled with, ahem, colorful spiritual musings that might not always sound as profound as Gandhi, but still deserve to be given some sweet air. The possibilities are endless, and of course the fortunes don’t always have to fall out of you. You can use quotes from anyone you like (Einstein, the Dalai Lama, Caroline Myss, Homer Simpson, your child). Next time you’re wondering what to bring to that dinner party, or PTA meeting, or workshop, I suggest you mix a little spirit with your treats.

I used a company called for my cookies, because they were one of the few who offered them in a deep sexy red (to match the cover of my book), but there are several companies out there. Click here for more.

Just can’t wait and need a fortune right now? Try this.

(posted by Sera Beak, substituting for Amy this week)

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