Tuesday, July 17, 2012

No Joke!

As Emilie is slowly coming out of isolation, her docs are allowing more variety in her diet and while Paul (peanut allergy = no Chinese) is away at Camp Attitude, she decided she'd like Chinese food.  After dinner, she and Nicolas split 6 fortune cookies among themselves.  We don't believe in fortunes delivered in crunchy cookies, but usually make funny jokes about the fortunes or try and guess one another's lucky numbers.  After Emilie read the above fortune, she said, " Well, I already have 4 wheels and I am already happy!".  Really, it's no joke that Emilie got this message in her fortune cookie.  It is amazing that  this is a girl who has been through 2 years of pokes, prods, poison and pain but has such a positive and happy attitude.  Emilie is truly a gift and is an example of how all of us should live.

The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions, and not on our circumstances.  We carry the seeds of the one or the other about with us in our minds wherever we go.  Martha Washington