Take twelve, fine, full-grown months, see that these are free from all old
memories of bitterness, rancor, hate and jealousy; cleanse them completely from
every clinging spite: pick off all specks of pettiness and littleness; in short,
see that these months are freed as much as possible from the past.
one year. Do not attempt to make up the whole batch at one time (so many persons
spoil the entire lot in this way), but prepare one day at a time, as follows:
twelve parts of faith,
eleven of patience,
ten of courage,
nine of work,
eight of hope,
seven of fidelity,
six of liberality,
five of kindness,
four of rest,
three of prayer,
two of meditation,
and one well selected resolution.
spirits, a dash of fun, a pinch of folly, a sprinkling of play, and a heaping
cupful of good humor.
fervent heat; garnish with a few smiles and a sprig of joy; then serve with
quietness, unselfishness, and cheerfulness, and a Happy New Year is certain.