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Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to you all in blogland! Since discovering blogging in late summer I have been blessed with getting to meet so many wonderful people. I have been inspired by your own posts and encouraged and by the comments you have made about my posts. Thank you for your kindness.

I would like to share this piece on this first day of 2008:

Recipe For A Happy New Year

Take twelve whole months,
Clean them thoroughly of all bitterness, hate, and jealousy,
Make them just as fresh and clean as possible.

Now cut each month into twenty-eight, thirty, or
thirty-one different parts,
but don't make up the whole batch at once.
Prepare it one day at a time out of these 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, and kindness.
Blend with one part prayer,
one part 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.

You're bound to have a happy new year.

--- Author Unknown
(from www.motivateus.com)

I wish you all the best during 2008.


Anita said...

That is so great! Thank you for sharing that... I think I'll print that out to put on my refrigerator! :)

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Carrie! Thanks for stopping by. Love the vintage cards!

Adriann said...

Wonderful piece...thanks for sharing!

Wishing a blessed and prosperous New Year!!

magnoliasntea said...

Happy New Year, Carrie!!

I'm still in awe of the Nativity Scenes. Such a treasure!!

Dena said...

What a wonderful recipie indeed :) Happy New Year to you!


Esther Sunday said...

I love it! And fat-free, too, I assume? Love, Esther