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a great recipe!


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.




About hopeseguin

Who am I? I'm still discovering just who I am, I suppose. A. Powell Davis writes that "Life is just a chance to grow a soul."

2 responses »

  1. Lovely!

  2. Should have put ‘quotes’ around this post – for it didn’t originate with me.

    I keep a small notebook with me . . . and jot down my thoughts and also thoughts and quotations from something I’ve read or heard.

    [One of my pre-flood stories: I had dozens of these notebooks I had scribbled in for years – and now and again, I would open up one and get a ‘insight’ and a moment of wonderment – thinking: my! what was happening in my life that this particular sentence/paragraph/thought resonated with me Back When and still has meaning . . . – all of those Thoughts have dissolved in the Gulf of Mexico after the 1998 Flood – but who knows, maybe some turtle or fish or other sea animal – gained some insight into a subject which had never once occurred to them ? who knows . . .]


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