Take 12 whole months; remove all bitterness, hatred and jealousy. Wash them in love, light and life.
Then cut into 28, 30 or 31 pieces, as desired. Set aside all but one portion. Prepare the daily portion one day at a time, by adding the following ingredients: 1 part faith, 1 part patience, 1 part courage and 1 part honest work. Mix well.
Add to each day 1 part hope, faithfulness, generosity and kindness. Blend with 7 parts prayer and 3 parts meditation. Add at least one good deed.
Season the whole with a dash of good spirits, a sprinkle of fun, a pinch of play, and a cup of good humor. Carefully fold in friends and family until thoroughly combined.
Pour all of this into a vessel well oiled with harmony. Cook thoroughly over radiant accord until your heart tests warm and tender. Garnish with a smile, and serve with quiet unselfishness and unending happiness.
Yield: A Happy New Year filled with joy, peace, hope and love.
~Karen Ann Bland from Gove, Kansas
Found in the December/January 2011 Country Woman Magazine
The Rancher and I had a pretty low key New Year’s Eve. We enjoyed a quiet evening at home. I did twist his arm and got him to make old fashioned popcorn. Yummy!
New Year’s Day we did chores and relaxed. After staying up later than normal two nights in a row I needed a nap! Yesterday evening we ate supper with J’s folks, J’s sister’s family and a neighbor couple. It was a great way to start the New Year.
How did you ring in 2012?