Friday, December 31, 2010

Recipe for a Happy New Year

Recipe for a Happy New Year!

Take twelve fine, full-grown months; see that these are thoroughly free
from old memories of bitterness, rancor and hate, cleanse them
completely from every clinging spite; pick off all specks of
pettiness and littleness; in short, see that these months are freed
from all the past—have them fresh and clean as when they first came
from the great storehouse of Time.

Cut these months into thirty or thirty-one
equal parts. Do not attempt to make up the whole batch at one time
(so many persons spoil the entire lot this way) but prepare one day
at a time.

Into each day put equal parts of faith,
patience, courage, work (some people omit this ingredient and so
spoil the flavor of the rest), hope, fidelity, liberality, kindness,
prayer, meditation, rest (leaving this out is like leaving the oil
out of the salad dressing—don't do it), and one well-selected

Put in about one teaspoonful of good spirits,
a dash of fun, a pinch of folly, a
sprinkling of play, and a heaping cupful of good humor.

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