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A Not-Silly Fortune Cookie
Sometimes only discovered by ordering mu shu pork over and over and over, until finally you crack open the dumpling-looking, cardboard-tasting treat and find a missive that instantly helps you with your particular problem. Such as this one, which I found just before deciding to leave one job for another: "Fear knocks on the door. Faith answers...but finds nobody there."

Leigh Newman is the Deputy Editor of Oprah.com and the author of Still Points North: One Alaskan Childhood, One Grown-up World, One Long Journey Home.

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