It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Friday, January 05, 2018

Chapter 1, Page 5, Book 18


Recipe for a Happy New Year


Take twelve fine, full grown month; see that those are thoroughly free from old memories of bitterness, rancor and hat, cleanse them completely from every cling spite; pick off all specks of pettiness and littleness; in short see that these months are from from all the past— have them fresh and clean as shen 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 so spoil the flavor of the rest, hope fidelity, liberality, kindness, and  rest.  Leaving this out is like leaving the oil out of the salad dressing—don’t do it.  Add prayer meditations, and one well selected resolution.  Put in about one teaspoon of good spirits,a dash of fun, a rich of folly, a sprinkling of play and a heaping good cupful of good humor.

Life is Too Short to Be Anything but Happy and Grateful

It would be nice to have a recipe to follow for a happy New Year and the one about shares the many ways we can do just that.  Like most recipes if you forget one ingredient, it will make a big difference.  

So many of us are second guessing what's going to happen that we fail to experience what's happening right now and consequently end up missing out. Take a breath and look at how amazing your life is right now

Fill your days with faith, patience, courage, work, hope, fidelity, liberality, kindness, and  rest and top them off with good spirits, fun, play and good humor and a Happy New Year will be yours.  

Part of my family that joined me for dinner New Year's Day


jack69 said...

Love your happy family and I KNOW THEY ARE GRATEFUL! Yes we do many times second guess at the wrong time.

Buttercup said...

Love the photograph! The older I get the more grateful I am. I so wish I'd learned this lesson earlier in my life, but glad I learned it at all. Keep warm this weekend!

Mevely317 said...

Cute recipe! Last week my accounting manager invited me to join them in a toast to the new year ... and brought out something I'd never heard of: Poppers. From the looks of the crowns in this pix, it appears y'all had poppers, too! Fun!


lovely photograph of your family. and that was a charming recipe. "Like most recipes if you forget one ingredient, it will make a big difference. "