Old traditions, stories and folk lore are precious to me, especially when it comes to my Czech heritage. While this Prayer is from another time, it brings to mind the challenges of the time, not that much different than today.
Wishing you and yours a happy, healthy 2019!
We extend to you this wish for the New Year
May the next year be more fruitful, more peaceful, more full of good health and better than any you’ve known in the past.
May you have all the earthly good which is possible to come from the hand of God.
And in the life hereafter, we wish you the glory of heaven.
And while on this earth, may we be tolerant of each other.
And on the lighter side,
We wish also that all your cows would be fat,
That the milk they give be heavy with cream,
And that your cheeses be as large as a table,
May your yard be full of chickens and geese,
In the springtime may you carry seed in small bags to your fields,
And in the autumn harvest may you require wagons upon wagons to bring in your harvest.