I've been thinking a lot about visualization and how things that we think about constantly sometimes happen. We call it "self-fulfilling prophecy" or "creating your reality". I'm not sure at this point how it all fits in with Christianity, as I don't believe in "coincidence" but I do believe that God is in control of all things. So, do these visualizations come from Him? How does that all work? I don't know.
Anyway, PreacherMan took me and Atticus to lunch at a Chinese restaurant the other day. When we got our fortune cookies, Atticus and PreacherMan chose theirs, leaving me with the third. PreacherMan said, "You don't get to choose your fortune." And we all laughed.
Now, mostly these days fortune cookies say stupid stuff like "You will overcome obstacles", "You make friends easily", "Expect some travel" and things like that. They are always very general and generic so people can interpret them to be about their lives.
Well, here's the funny thing. I took my cookie and I thought, before I cracked it, "Is the baby a boy or a girl?" Almost laughing in my head at myself because the fortune cookie couldn't possibly answer that question. But I was thinking, "this fortune will tell me if it's a boy or a girl".
The fortune? "Your wildest dreams will come true".