Recipe for a Happy New Year!

Recipe for a Happy New Year!


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

Cut these months into thirty or thirty-one equal parts. Do not attempt to make up the whole batch at one time (so many persons spoil the entire lot this way) but prepare one day at a time. 

Into each day put equal parts of faith, patience, courage, work (some people omit this ingredient and so spoil the flavor of the rest), hope, fidelity, liberality, kindness, prayer, meditation, rest (leaving this out is like leaving the oil out of the salad dressing—don't do it), and one well-selected resolution.

Put in about one teaspoonful of good spirits, a dash of fun, a pinch of folly, a sprinkling of play, and a heaping cupful of good humor.

Here’s wishing the best to all of you for a wonderful 2011 filled with good health, joy, success and peace!

Happy New Year!!!


  1. I thoroughly enjoyed reading your posting. Happy New Year to you.

  2. Lovely sentiments. Happy New Year.

  3. Happy New Year! May your year be filled with happiness, warmth and all that you wish for-

    Looking forward to enjoying your blog in 2011.


  4. Yet another of your recipes I hope to try. Beautiful post. Happy New Year Pam!!

  5. happy new year Pam to you and family

  6. A great post!...I am very grateful for your friendship this past year, precious friend...We wish you and your family a very Happy and Healthy New Year filled with love and joy...xoxo...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki
    PS...Kisses to M/M!

  7. Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year! Be sure and enter my Cajun cookbook giveaway!

  8. Wonderful and thoughtful post, Pam! I am looking forward to another year of reading your wonderful blog!

  9. Very nice recipe, Pam! Happy New Year to you! Keep warm,fellow mid-westerner!

  10. Wonderful recipe! A very Happy and Healthy New Year to you and yours!

  11. That's so cool! Happy New Year 2011! :D

  12. Love it Pam and love the music...hope you have a fabulous night!

  13. Happy New Year to you and your family Pam!!

  14. Such a beautiful recipe for the New Year! I'm going to be passing this on - for sure! Looking forward to spending more time "visiting" with you in 2011! Happy New Year!!!


  15. Your best recipe to date!!!! I'm going to try and make it every day in 2011.

  16. That is one perfect recipe and a beautiful rendition of Auld Lang Syne!

    Happy, healthy new year to you and your family!

  17. Smile. What a fitting recipe. I'm going to bookmark this as a reminder to take each day at a time and to embrace life fully! Thank you for sharing with me tonight. I hope you have a wonderful Sunday.

  18. I love your new look and heading! This is a great recipe! Here's to a wonderful 2011 - I can't wait to see what you have in store for us all!

  19. The new site looks really great...This is the best recipe I have seen yet this year.

  20. Great recipe. Easy to follow!

    See ya!


  21. I'll keep in mind this recipe all year long. Let's keep cooking and having a great time, big hugs and best wishes

  22. This is really nice - a great recipe! Happy New Year to you and your family, Pam... it'll be a happy one I'm sure with the new baby on the way :) Oh, I forgot to say I love the new look of your blog!


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