Now cut each month into twenty-eight,
thirty or thirty-one different parts,
but don’t make the whole batch at once.
Prepare it one day at a time out of these ingredients.
Mix well into each day one part of faith,
one part of patience,
one part of courage,
and one part of work.
Add to each day one part of hope,
faithfulness, generosity, and meditation,
and one good deed.
Season the whole with a dash of good spirits,
a sprinkle of fun, a pinch of play,
and a cupful of good humour.
Pour all of this into a vessel of love.
Cook thoroughly over radiant joy,
garnish with a smile,
and serve with quietness, unselfishness,
You’re bound to have a Happy New Year.
~ Author Unknown ~