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, rest, (leaving this out is like leaving the oil out of the salad dressing-don't do it), prayer, meditation, 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.
by Author Unknown