Monday, January 4, 2016

Recipe for a Happy New Year & Thank You!

We are at the dawn of a New Year, and I am taking the opportunity to share a "Recipe for a Happy New Year" to get us off to a good start.

But first, I want to thank all of you for your generous response to our Annual Appeal, especially at a time when so many other causes call us to action. The monies raised will help us proceed with our renovations and culture change initiatives, all meant to improve the lives of those we serve.

It has been a pleasure and a privilege to work with you, get to know you, to share memories and forge new experiences over the past year. I look forward to many good things in 2016, including and especially the opening of our renovated lobby and new third floor lounge and terrace!

Recipe for a Happy New Year, Anonymous, from

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

Happy New Year,

Carolyn Fenn, Administrator

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