A Recipe with Wisdom, No. 3

This is certainly a different way of giving you Pearl's recipes, for they come accompanied by thought-provoking wisdom artifacts from Pearl Ginther's treasure chest. With Thanksgiving and Christmas coming up, here is a recipe for a sweet you may want to try or maybe do again. And also check out the Pearl of Wisdom. Here is the third in this series.


1/4 cup butter

1 package Chocolate pudding

1/3 cup milk

1/3/4 cups sifted Confectioner's sugar

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

1/2 cup chopped nuts

Melt butter; add Chocolate pudding and stir until well blended; add milk. Bring to a bubbling boil, stirring constantly; boil 1 minute. Take from burner and add sugar. Stir until smooth and blended; add vanilla and nuts. Pour quickly into buttered pan. Let stand until cold. Cut into squares. Makes 1/ 1/8 lbs. [Suggestion: you might even sprinkle chopped nuts on the squares while still not solid--Ed.]


"Some Guidelines for a Happy Life"

When in doubt, do the most loving thing.

Breathe in faith, breathe out worry.

Hate the sin, but love the sinner [never tolerate sin, overlook it, excuse it, but always love the sinner].

It isn't the load that weighs us down, it's the way we carry it.

Turn your care into a prayer.

You have troubles, so do others.

Joy comes into our lives when we have something to do,

something to love,

and something to hope for.

Never give advice. The ignorant won't heed it and the wise don't need it.

Don't make other people's problems your problems,

it only makes solving them twice as difficult.

When depressed, smile, throw your shoulders back, take a deep breath, and sing.

Smile, instead frown--it'll smooth your path like no frown could ever do.

Live for today, keep your eye on the future, [but don't forget where you last stepped, it got you where you are today, and be thankful].

Most of our misery is left over from yesterday, or borrowed from tomorrow.

What cannot be cured must be endured.

Love your friends, practice on your enemies.

Take the "t" out of "can't".

When you're old, you either can be cuddly and twinkling, or crotchety and crabby.

Trouble is a blessing in disguise.

What you share multiplies, what you keep shrivels.

God's delays are not denials.

Nothing lasts forever, only I can decide what I can do to make it better.

Each new day is a challenge. What I make of it is up to me (by God's enabling).

Accept people as they are (without condemnation).

Look past their obvious faults for their best qualities.

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