His and Hers is a weekly discussion of a question or topic relating
to marriage. On Friday, my wife and I each write our thoughts on the week’s
topic. I invite others to do the same with their spouses as an exercise in
Mrs. Happy’s response
"As the purse becomes empty, the heart becomes full."
This isn’t exactly my idea of a fortune, but if it’s true, then our hearts
are becoming fuller by the minute!
"Be a Winner."
Yes, the word Winner really was capitalized. The companies that print
these up apparently have no quality control. And since the last few "fortunes"
I’ve gotten have been more like adages than predictions, I think maybe it’s
time that some entrepreneurial Christian started printing Bible
cookies. I don’t know how many Chinese restaurants would buy them, but I’d
prefer reading "Let a man meet a she-bear robbed of her cubs
rather than a fool in his folly" over something like "Be a Winner."
Baby Happy’s response
"You are the guiding star of his existence."
Though I am not yet entirely sure whether I enjoy or detest Chinese food,
I must admit a sense of bafflement concerning the concept of fortune cookies
in general and my fortune in particular. Daddy tells me that the use of a possessive
pronoun without even the hint of an antecedent is never a good idea, but that
even if we knew the "his" that is referenced, any man would be an abject fool
to look to a preborn baby for guidance in his life. I’m not even sure what
Daddy means by all that, but he is the smartest man I’ve ever met so I will
(At least the flip side of the fortune taught me that the Chinese word for
yellow is pronounced huang-se.)