Wednesday, January 1, 2014

I Wish You Sauerkraut and Spare Ribs

“Yuck!” That is the usual response from our kids to the sauerkraut we serve each New Years day. Oh, you don’t hear negative groans from my husband and me. We enjoy the new year’s lucky-food. The green cabbage,  altered and flavored with apples and brown sugar to make it uniquely festive, is paired with the forward-rooting and forward-thinking pig. Flavor and Wisdom are all smothered in the comfort food of mashed potatoes.

Today, don’t resolve to do something you will only beat yourself up over when you fail to follow through for all three-hundred sixty-five days. Instead, vow to live every day of the year, rather than choosing to die little deaths each time you waste an hour of precious life on sadness, anger, and self-recriminations.

For all of you who live to write and those of you who love to read, I wish you highly flavored, zesty books. Choose only the ones that propel you forward with uplifting and positive themes, which bring comfort and food for your soul. Have a blessed, full and Happy New Year!

Copyright 2014 Doris Gaines Rapp

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Promote Yourself - an eBook available at and