I'd like to share a wonderful recipe for a Happy New Year, found on the internet. It was attributed to Anonymous, so I don't know who wrote it originally, and I've taken the liberty of changing some of the ingredients a little bit to suit my taste. But it sounds delightful, so I'm going to try it. Maybe you will too.
To begin, take twelve ripe, full-grown months; be sure they are thoroughly free of old memories of bitterness, regret and hate. Clean them thoroughly, picking off any speck of pettiness, spite and sorrow. In short, see to it that these months are freed from the past, and that they are now fresh and clean.
Cut each of the months into thirty or thirty-one equal parts. Do not attempt to make up the whole batch at one time, but prepare one day at a time.
Into each day put equal parts of faith, patience, courage, and work (some people omit this ingredient and so spoil the flavor of the rest). Sprinkle liberal amounts of hope, compassion and kindness. Add a fair amount of rest and Self-care; leaving this out is like leaving the oil out of the salad dressing - don't do it.
Add daily prayer and meditation, in amounts that feel right.
Finally, 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. Mix well, and take time to savor the flavors frequently. Enjoy!