Saturday Tip: Recipe for happiness

I found this in an old Church recipe book.

“Equal parts of health, honest work, rest and recreation, mixed carefully with diligence, cheerfulness and an even temper.

Sift them through the sieve of determination to get rid of any lumps of idleness or despondency.

Then bring the whole to a cream with the milk of human kindness and spirits of consideration and sympathy, stirring each in gently with an inspiring hand.

Add to this a sparkle of smiles and colour with laughter, a mere thought and a few illusions.

This mixture can be made at home by anyone.”

What does the wee phrase “a sparkle of smiles” bring to mind for you? I’d be interested to know.


4 thoughts on “Saturday Tip: Recipe for happiness

  1. northernnarratives

    It may be a language difference for me but I think it means a sprinkle of smiles, such as when you add a sprinkle of sugar on top of a cookie, it means just a bit. 🙂

    1. ordinarygood Post author

      Thank you so much for nominating me Judy and congratulations on the award you have received. I need to spend time getting things sorted on the blog now!


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