“I want to know more about you!”

I opened a fortune cookie and it promised me a better day if I would just repeat the words in the title at least five times today.  I immediately repeated, “I want to know more about you” five times.  But then I thought that the idea was probably to use this phrase in conversation with five people during the day.  

I tried it with my daughter.  She laughed and said I was creeping her out.  

Despite my failed efforts I think that it is a good idea to express interest in people we know or meet every day and focus a little less on ourselves.  So did my cookie tell my fortune or did I just get a little paper with life advice? Yikes!! Am I looking inside fortune cookies to find my life’s direction?

Hmmm.  Maybe my next fortune cookie will say, “Take good advice wherever you find it!”

 

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About Karen Hopkins

Karen Hopkins (1949-) was born in Los Angeles and raised in Martinez, California. At seventeen she moved to Talcahuano, Chile. After completing her university degree she worked in London, England for Pan American Airlines and traveled extensively throughout Europe, the Middle East, and India. For twenty-six years Karen taught Spanish and English as a Second Language in a variety of settings including a private school in Panama, the "most remote school in the United States"--Ticaboo, Utah, the Navajo Reservation, a teacher exchange in Hermosillo, Mexico, Carl Hayden High School in Phoenix, Arizona, and Cochise College in Nogales, Arizona. She and her husband travel extensively throughout Mexico and Central America, and have spent many summers in the remote highlands of Chiapas and Guatemala with their family. Karen currently lives in Southern Arizona, near the Mexican border.
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