Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year Recipe

--- Peace & Happiness.....

Take twelve, fine, full-grown months, see that these are thoroughly free from all old memories of bitterness, rancor, hate and jealousy; 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 as fresh and clean as when they first came from the great storehouse of Time.

Cut these months into thirty or thirty-one equal parts. This batch will keep for just one year. Do not attempt to make up the whole batch at one time (so many persons spoil the entire lot in this way), but prepare One Day At A Time, as follows: Into each day put twelve parts of faith, eleven of patience, ten of courage, nine of of work (some people omit this ingredient and so spoil the flavor of the rest), eight of hope, seven of fidelity, six of liberality, five of kindness, four of rest (leaving this out is like leaving the oil out of the salad, don't do it), three of prayer, two of meditation, and one well selected resolution. If you have no conscientious scruples, put in about a teaspoonful of good spirits, a dash of fun, a pinch of folly, a sprinkling of play, and a heaping cupful of good humor.

Pour in whole love, peace and happiness and mix with a vim. Cook thoroughly in a fervent heat; garnish with a few smiles and a sprig of joy; then serve with quietness, love, unselfishness, helping others and cheerfulness, and a Happy New Year is certain.

Received this from my brother Mike.


Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

A lovely recipe, and one that's sure to please, if followed as directed.

Happy New Year to you and Abe. May the coming months be filled with good health and happiness.

Renie Burghardt said...

Great recipe for a happy new year.

I hope 2009 brings many blessings to you and yours, Patty. Happy New Year, and God bless!



Renie Burghardt said...


I love the hot and sour soup, the crab rangoons, and just about any of the other dishes at the Chinese buffet.

Tomorrow, we'll be eating roast pork, cabbage, collard greens, (yuck, but they are for good luck with money, lol) black eyed peas, etc. No fowl of any kind on New Year's Day, as that is considered bad luck. And although hog jawls are considered good luck, I will stick to the roast pork, thank you. The hostess told me cheesecake will be desert, just because it tastes good. lol.

Got to go to bed now. Good night, Patty.

istanbuldailyphoto said...

Happy New. New year'S to you happiness, and quiet, peace and prosperity is will bring.

Martin Stickland said...

Hello Patty and Abe!

A very happy new year to you my good friends and I hope you have plenty of health and happiness for 2009!

Keep smiling!

Love Martin and family!

Wanda said...

A lovely recipe.... And you know how I love to cook!

Loving you and all the sweet and loving ways you care for others, including me!!

Thanks again Patty, you are the best.
Love and Hugs

PS I'm going to email you a picture I think you will get a smile out the next few days!

Steve Ballmer said...

Happy new year!

Merle said...

Dear Patty ~~ What a great recipe for a Happy New Year. Good on your brother Mike.
I hope life has settled down for you after the hectic crazy times we have been through for Christmas and New Year celebrations. I am feeling more settled now and back to being on my own. Still lots of people pop in, so not lonely. Thanks for your comments and I am glad you enjoy the jokes etc that I post. I hope Abe is feeling really well, and there will be no more hospital trips. My love and very best wishes to you both for this year that has arrived. Take care, dear friend, Love, Merle.

Dr. Pragya bajaj said...

happy new year to u and ur family
God bless!

अविनाश said...

happy new year

Nancy said...

Now that is one great recipe!!! Wishing you and yours a wonderful and better 2009!

((( Hugs )))