This only happened recently, around the middle of March 2008. I have often gotten meaningful messages from fortune cookies that I get at Chinese restaurants. But this one was very different. It read, “You will be compelled to manifest self-transformation.” Maybe we just get out of something what we put into it. But for me, messages like this are ones that I take seriously. I took it to heart. A self-transformation is what I felt in the depths of my soul I needed. Approaching my 55th birthday, I had been feeling that my life needed something, something that I could not describe. But I took that little fortune and taped it to the bottom front of my computer screen. As I write this, it is still there and I read it every day. Though I did not know what I would do or how I would achieve this transformation, I kept the notion in front of my thoughts. Within a week, answers began to appear.