Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year! (Addended)

Here's hoping that the new year finds you at peace with all endeavors and that all areas of your life are fully blessed.

Peace and blessings,


Portions of the following text entered my email in-box on Sunday, December 27, 2009, from Catherine Pulsifer of I kept it unopened as a reminder that I needed to read it.  I opened and read it fully this first day in the year 2010 and thought I'd share the Quote of the Week and the Thought for Your Week.

QUOTE of the WEEK:

“We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched.  Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives – not looking for flaws, but for potential.”

Ellen Goodman


Recipe for a Happy New Year
by Author Unknown

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, rest (leaving this out is like leaving the oil out of the salad dressing— don’t do it), prayer, meditation, 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.




  1. Happy New Year, in case I don't get to the Yahoo Group.

  2. Happy, happy, happy, happy, happy, happy NEW YEAR!


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