Recipe for a Year

31 12 2011 Thinking About

Take 12 months

brush them clean of envy, bitterness, greed, pedantry, banality and boredom,

split into 30 or 31 parts to have a whole year covered

Every day then is served with

1 part labor and

2 parts joy and humor.

Add 3 tablespoons optimism and tolerance,

1 teaspoon irony and a pinch of tact.

To finish: pour lots of love over it 

and decorate with little bouquets of courtesy and attention.

Serve daily with joy. 

Katharina Elisabeth Goethe (1731-1808)