Take twelve whole months.
Clean them thoroughly of all bitterness, hate, and jealousy.
Make them fresh and clean as possible.
Now cut each month into twenty-eight, thirty or thirty-one different parts,
but don't make the whole batch at once.
Prepare it one day at a time out of the following 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,
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.
HAVE A BLESSED YEAR!