Monday, January 01, 2007

Recipe for a Happy new Year

Take twelve whole months, clean them thoroughly of all bitterness, hate, and jealousy; make them just as fresh and clean as possible. Now cut each month into twenty-eight, thirty, or
thirty-one different parts, but don't make up the whole batch at once.


Prepare it one day at a time out of these ingredients. Mix well into each day one part of faith, one part of patience, one part of courage, and one part of work. Add to each day one part of hope, faithfulness, generosity, and kindness.

Blend with one part prayer, one part meditation, and one good deed. Season the whole with a dash of good spirits, a sprinkle of fun, a pinch of play, and a cupful of good humor. Pour all of this into a vessel of love.

Cook thoroughly over radiant joy, garnish with a smile, and serve with quietness, unselfishness, and cheerfulness. You're bound to have a happy new year.

Author Unknown

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love that recipe! Thanks Judy...another reminder of what a new year can offer...renewal!

Suburban Island said...

Happy New Year! Thanks for the recipe for 2007.

bornfool said...

Happy New Year, Judy!

Anonymous said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Anonymous said...

sounds like a plan! happy new year!

utenzi said...

Michele sent me over to copy your recipe for the New Year. By the way, have a Happy New Year!

It's amazing that it's so temperate outside. The rain is a bother but at least it's not snow. But back to work for me tomorrow--and I suspect you've been working off and on all through the holidays, Judy. I hope you can rest up some now.

Seamus said...

Excellent recipe!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Hey, Here via Michele

Happy New Year

Mildred Garfield said...

That's a wonderful recipe! Should come out well if I follow the directions.

Wishing you a great 2007!!

vicki said...

To think. Just today I was using some WD-40 to get an old (beautiful) glass doorknob off a door we're discarding from the Florida project. I'm such a magpie- anything that glitters...

I've never seen this recipe before- I like it. The only thing it's missing is a little "BAM!" The twins are beyond darling- they look for all the world like one more good reason we should keep trying to do better, be better and leave a better future. Happy Neew Year, Judy- all the very best to you.

Anonymous said...

Good recipe, hope I don't burn it!!!

(I too love exclamation marks!)

raehan said...

Ooooh, that recipe sounds so eloquent. I think I'll try it out for company.

Is it easy, you think?