I had intended writing on the special people who have received Australian of the Year award.
The awards given on the 26th January – Australia Day.
I found my article in the draft box.Rereading it I feel the sentiments are so beautifully expressed I publish it now for Australia Day.
One of the talks I had to give to complete my Yoga teacher’s course was on a powerful quote, I choose a Goethe saying:
“Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!” ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe – Thank you to goodreads.com
First believe and then create. Can you imagine how delighted I was to find a New Year message from two lovely people in Germany containing that quote and another from Goethe’s Mother.
Annual recipe by Catharina Elisabeth Goethe.
(1731-1808) Goethe’s mother
Take 12 months, clean them thoroughly from bitterness, stinginess, pedantry and fear,
and break down every month into 30 or 31 parts,
so that the stock will last for a whole year.
Now every day is arranged individually with one part of work and two parts of cheerfulness and humour.
Then add three heaped tablespoons of optimism, a teaspoon of tolerance, a small grain of irony and tact.
Now everything is poured over with plenty and a lot of love.
The ready dish is recommended to be decorated with small bouquets of attention and is to be served daily with cheerfulness and with a good, refreshing cup of tea…
Lots of love and all the best for 2015 Karin & Dieter