Seniors Outreach - January 3, 2018

Recipe for a Happy New Year

Take twelve fine, full-grown months; see that these are thoroughly

Free of old memories of bitterness, rancor and hate, cleanse them

Completely from every clinging spite; pick off all specks of pettiness

And littleness; in short, see that these months are freed from all the

Past-have them fresh and clean as when they first came from the

Great storehouse of Time. Cut these months into thirty or thirty-one

Equal parts. Do not attempt to make up the whole batch at one time

(So many persons spoil the entire lot this way) but prepare one day at a time.

Into each day put equal parts of faith, patience, courage, work (some

people omit this ingredient and so spoil the flavor of the rest), hope,

fidelity, liberality, kindness, rest (leaving this out is like leaving the oil

out of the salad dressing-don’t do it), prayer, meditation, and one

well-selected resolution. Put in one teaspoonful of good spirits, a dash

of fun, a pinch of folly, a sprinkling of play, and a heaping cupful of good

humor.

[http://www.appleseeds.org/new-year-quotes.htm]

As we start into a brand new year, one not only needs to take stock of where we have been in 2017, but perhaps more importantly, what is before us in 2018.

The opportunity at this time is to pause……to reflect……to be thankful…………… .

To Pause: enables one to rest, to not be rushed, to let go of those things that easily overwhelmed us and carefully plan out our daily, weekly and monthly activities.

To Reflect: enables us to take in what we have come through in our lives in the last year; and to recognize what we need to have in order to make good choices for the next year as we decide on the appropriate involvements will be for the upcoming day.

To be Thankful: enables us to be aware of those good things we have had happen to us, what character building choices we have made, and what we have thoroughly enjoyed doing and being involved in that day.

At Seniors Outreach we recognize that we constantly (Board, Staff & Volunteers) need to pause, reflect and be thankful throughout each day as we go forward helping the seniors of Kneehill County through our service, advocacy and volunteerism.

From that standpoint we wish everyone A Happy New Year in 2018!