Happy New Year a Recipe

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

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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?

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2 Responses to Happy New Year a Recipe

  1. Candy C. says:

    We had some friends over New Year’s Eve and still went to bed at 10:30…at least we got to see the ball drop in Times Square! 😉
    Love the New Year “recipe!”

  2. Kim says:

    That’s a recipe I should definitely work on! We went to bed around 11, but since we were in the “big city” at our daughter’s waiting on our new granddaughter to come home on New Year’s Day, we were awakened with fireworks at midnight. That doesn’t happen on the farm, so it was a new experience for us! We celebrated our 2011 family Christmas on the first day of 2012 with our new granddaughter. It was definitely a New Year’s Day to remember and the first of many exciting new experiences in 2012! Happy New Year, Robyn!

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