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Recipe for a Happy New Year

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Take twelve whole months.

Clean them thoroughly of all bitterness,
hate, and jealousy.

Make them just as fresh and clean as possible.

Doing dishes

Now cut each month into twenty-eight, thirty, or
thirty-one different parts,
but don’t make up the whole batch at once.
Cutting Sausage

Prepare it one day at a time out of these ingredients:
Smiley Cooking

Mix well into each day one part of faith,
one part of patience, one part of courage,
and one part of work.
Smiley face cooking

Add to each day one part of hope,
faithfulness, generosity, and kindness.
Feeding Pigeon

Blend with one part prayer, one part meditation,
and one good deed.
Blender accident

Season the whole with a dash of good spirits,
a sprinkle of fun, a pinch of play,
and a cupful of good humor.
Flashing Happy Face

Pour all of this into a vessel of love.
Ketchup Bottle

Cook thoroughly over radiant joy,
garnish with a smile,
and serve with quietness, unselfishness,
and cheerfulness.
Satisfied

You’re bound to have a happy new year.

New Year confetti

~ Author Unknown ~

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My New Year Solutions – Rangoo Srinivas

Smiley enters the new year

My New Year Solutions, Not Resolutions
This year I want to be a monkey
Baby Monkey Waving
Jumping from tree to tree
Next year I can be a donkey
Riding a Donkey

Braying from sky to sea.
Every year I want to change
And experience something new
I wish I am something strange
Bug Eyes Alien
Like the disappearing dew.

I want to feel the life of a lion king
Lion
Sitting inside its majestic skin
Turning into a peacock I will sing
And be a cuckoopea Siamese twin
Surprised bird

Why can’t I be a bubble?
Blow away and disappear
Instead of getting into trouble
Bird Poop
Making resolutions every year.

– Rangoo Srinivas

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