As always, this time of year brings the opportunity to share simple wishes and this wonderful New Year Recipe:
Take 12 fine fully-grown months, see that they are thoroughly free from all old memories of bitterness, hatred, and jealousy, cleanse them completely from resentment; pick off all specks of pettiness and littleness; in short see that the months are freed from the past – have them fresh and clean as when they first came from the storehouse of time.
Cut these months into 30 or 31 equal parts. This batch will keep for just one year. Do not attempt to make the whole batch at one time - so many people spoil their entire lot in that way - but prepare only one day at a time as follows:
Into each day put 12 parts of faith, 11 parts of patience, 10 parts of courage, 9 parts of work, 8 parts of hope, 7 parts of fidelity, 6 parts of liberality, 5 parts of kindness, 4 parts of rest, 3 parts of prayer, 2 parts meditation and one well-selected resolution.
To the above, add a teaspoon of good spirit, a dash of fun, a pinch of folly, a sprinkling of play, and a heaped cupful of good humor. Pour in lots of love and mix together.
Cook thoroughly in a fervent heat: garnish with a few smiles and a sprig of joy; then serve with quietness, unselfishness and cheerfulness and a happy new year is a certainty!
May You and Yours Celebrate a Full and Happy New Year!
NURTURANCE - May you consistently make time to do those things that remind you it’s great to be you!
INTEGRITY- May your sense of self-worth protect you from ever pretending to be someone or something you are not.
SANCTUARY - May your home always be a place of warmth, caring, friendship and sharing.
FRIENDSHIP - May you have many wonderful friends who love you just the way you are, yet challenge you to be all that you can be.
CONFIDENCE - May you follow the dictates of your heart regardless of what other people may think of you.
PASSION - May you touch the lives of all who meet you by the very force of your spirit and love.
WELL-BEING - May you honor the needs of the body and spirit so as to experience good health always.
PERSERVERENCE - May you welcome obstacles as opportunities to express yourself in ways you didn’t think possible.
HEALING - May you allow the unresolved hurts, frustrations, and fears from the past to seek their release in the present and thus be healed once and for all time.
OBJECTIVIVITY - May you give yourself permission to experience and express everything you feel as a person, without taking anything personally.
HEART - May you feel a deep sense of compassion for yourself and others at those times when life is difficult.
JOY - May you live with outrageous joyfulness in all your years.
May you go forward into the New Year knowing great joy and little sorrow.
A New Year filled with peace, contentment, health and happiness.
This is here for you with love –
From someone who cares…