Running Granny Green encourages women, especially grandmothers, to gain greater fitness by providing tips and inspiration to insure long years of joyful grandparenting.

The cookie recipes are a bonus!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Fate or Agency?


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!

Happy Running!
Carol - aka Running Granny Green
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