optimism of the year

The following are the words of Catharina Elisabeth Goethe , geborene Textor (1731-1808) the mother of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe :

“ nehme Man 12 Months, they brush clean of envy , bitterness , Geiz , pedantry and they break it down into 30 or 31 Parts, so the stock for a year, use .

Each day is done separately from 1 part and work 2 parts cheerfulness and humor . Füge Man 3 Add heaping tablespoon optimism , 1 Teelöffel Toleranz, 1 grain of irony and 1 Taking Takt .

The mass is covered with a lot of love . The finished dish to decorate with bunches of small attentions and serve it every day with joy ”

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