13 times fortune cookies were actually profound

Fortune cookies: entertainment or profound statements about life? It's probably both, but here are 13 times those fortunes speak to our souls.

Fortune cookies are usually a great source of entertainment, promising fame, luck, and fortune. Usually everyone gets a good laugh either from the fortune itself or by adding their own phrase like “…but at what cost?” at the end.

But sometimes, those tasty, funny-shaped cookies offer more than entertainment; sometimes they hold profound thoughts and honest advice.

1. Share peace

2. Grow where you’re planted

3. There are no shortcuts

If you Want something, you must earn it… ❤️ @ng_samy #fortunecookies @stancesocks #mushroomsocks

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4. Kindness is easy, yet spreads far

#fortunecookies #bestfortune

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5. Success = hard work + perseverance + opportunity

Got this from fortune cookie

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6. You have to take care of your body

7. Part of life is helping others

8. Friendships are limitless

Friendship is an ocean that you cannot see the bottom. #fortunecookies

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9. You can’t improve something you don’t first acknowledge

10. Stop making excuses and just do it

Should have is a favorite phrase for those looking for excuses. #fortunecookies

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11. Enjoy life, don’t just endure it

The #fortunecookies are trying to tell me something #livelife

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12. Nothing is more full than a giving heart

If you continually give, you will continually have ? #fortunecookies

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13. Failure is part of learning

Fortune cookies may be for entertainment purposes at the end of meal, but sometimes they do say some pretty inspiring things. Next time you order take out, take those profound words to heart.

Wendy Jessen

Wendy is a regular contributor for familyshare.com and does media reviews. Website: https://survivorshopeandhealing.wordpress.com/ for victims of sexual abuse. Blog: https://wendyejessen.wordpress.com Twitter: @WendyJessen