Thursday, January 04, 2007

Recipe for the New Year

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.


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