Today's fortune: You find beauty in ordinary things, do not lose this ability.
I received a similar fortune back in July, but this one's different - here, the fortune cookie gods are telling me, in typical run-on sentence fashion, that the ability to find beauty in ordinary things is important for my future.
So with that in mind, I paid special attention to the beauty in ordinary things. Like, for example, a rare morning when the windshield didn't require scraping before I drove to work.
Or the sight of a brand-new set of tires as another furious Midwest winter approaches.
And the sunrise over the interstate...
...as I listened to a song on the radio about a summer sunset.
Grazing cattle less than a mile from the office park, a not-uncommon site in eastern Kansas.
A specialized license plate that read, "ZOIDBRG."
Learning braille from the elevator buttons at the office.
My pirate rubber ducky, the stalwart defender of my cubicle, a gift from a former co-worker.
And last but not least, turning the calendar page on a new month - and the realization that there are 31 days left in this project!