Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year's Eve


With my very best wishes,



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 resolution.

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.

~ Anonymous

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  1. Hi Brenda! Hope your new year brings many dreams-come-true for you. Your blog looks very lovely, Susan

    1. Wishing you a beautiful year too, Susan. Thanks for all your encouraging comments over the past year. I'm always happy to see your smiling face come up.


  2. That sounds like a very sound recipe. Happy New Year, Brenda.

  3. Wishing you a beautiful New Year, Brenda! XO
    Looking forward to visiting with you in 2014...
    Linda at Beautiful Ideas

  4. I'm reading this New Year's morning...what a 'tasty' recipe! I think that I shall try whipping some up each morning for breakfast! Best to you in this new year, Brenda! With you, I remain.

  5. Hummm... a recipe well worth following, each year and ALL year!

  6. That is a great recipe! May have to come back and reread a few times...till we get it just right!


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