I believe in agency. Our lives are not destined to follow a predetermined path no matter our choices. We have the ability to choose how we will act and react at any given time.
That's one reason I enjoy a good fortune cookie like this one. It offers advice rather than inevitability. If and when a "bold beginning" presents itself, these words of encouragement will echo in my mind and urge me forward. Of course, bold beginnings are often intimidating like the start of a big race, a new employment opportunity, or the release of your first book - or third, or ninth! (It never gets easier!) However, I've heard many times that courage and bravery are not the lack of fear, but the strength to move forward in spite of fear.
I'm not a fatalist. I believe in agency. Still, I do enjoy words of wisdom wherever they are found - even in a fortune cookie! Be bold!
Running Granny Green encourages women, especially grandmothers, to gain greater fitness by providing tips and inspiration to insure long years of joyful grand-parenting. The cookie recipes are a bonus!