Last night, I went out for dinner with my roommate to P.F. Changs.
We had a good time talking and eating- the two most important things for us.
I ordered Kung Pao Chicken, and she got Oolong chilean Sea bass.
(Honestly, the food was just okay- I've had better!)
With the check, we got these different fortune cookies they had made for their Valentine's special.
I never eat fortune cookies, but my roommate thought they tasted better than the usual ones.
I opened mine, and it said,
"Your heart of gold will soon help a friend in need."
This fortune left me in mixed feelings.
I do like to help my friends, I have always done so.
But lately I have been feeling I do that a lot, but don't get much in return.
So, this fortune doesn't make me feel so good.
Maybe helping others has nothing to do with happiness.
Maybe it just is how my life is.
“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson