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(Many Paths)

An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America


December 29, 2001 - Issue 52


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Recipe For the New Year

From Paul and Vicki
We wish you and yours all the best in the year to come

Happy New YearTake twelve fine, full grown months. See that these are thoroughly free from old memories of bitterness, rancor, hate and jealousy. Cleanse them completely from every spite; pick off all pettiness and littleness. In short, see that these months are as fresh and clean as when they first came from the great 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 up the whole batch at one time, so many people spoil the entire lot this way. But, prepare one day at a time as follows:

Into each day put twelve parts of faith, eleven of patience, ten of courage, nine of work (some people leave out this ingredient and spoil the flavor of the rest), eight parts of hope, seven of fidelity, six of liberality, five of kindness, four of rest (leaving this out is like leaving the oil out of the salad) - don't do it, three parts of prayer, two of meditation and one well selected resolution.

Then, put in about a teaspoonful of good spirits, a dash of fun, a pinch of jolly, a jigger of laughter, a sprinkling of play and a heaping cupful of good humor.

Cook thoroughly in a fervent heat, garnish with a few smiles and a sprig of joy, then serve with sweetness, unselfishness and cheerfulness, and a Happy New Year is a certainty.

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