When we asked a few residents what their New Year’s resolutions were, we expected to find a lot of resolutions about stopping smoking, losing weight, and similar ones that top the national lists.
Instead we were pleasantly surprised with these resolutions:
From Lou Braswell: “My resolution for 2014 would be: To be sure each day I ‘pay it forward’ no matter how simple of a gesture it may be. Makes for a feel good feeling day.”
From Bob Evans: “I have resolved to not gripe too much about the weather. I can't fix it. The forecasters can't fix it. All plans can change, so I am not gonna worry about it. I also resolved to continue breathing. It just seems like a good thing to do.”
From Janice Witt: “My mother (Reola Grant) said to never make a resolution, just set out to be good and help as many people as you can, as much as you can, expecting nothing in return but God’s Grace. I watched her live that goal for a lifetime. I strive to reach that goal. Every year I hope to be better than I was the year before.”
From Sue Reich: “I bought myself a gold chain with a two-sided leaf on it. My resolution is ‘Turn over a new leaf.’ That covers quite a bit.”
From Janet Golubski: “My New Year’s resolution revolves around my kitchen table. It always seems to get the brunt from everything coming into the back door. I am resolving to keep it clutter-free. It makes the whole kitchen look a mess. I have one more day and then clean we go. Let’s see how long I last. It is going to be very stressful. But I think I can do it.”
From State Sen. David Haley: “My New Year's resolutions (which I hadn't really thought of before you asked!) are to speak truth; more quietly and clearly...and to enjoy more of my achievements as well as my plans. To purge unused materialism. To take, and chronicle, more pictures and smell more flowers along the way. And to remember, it's always better to show up a little late but to do the RIGHT thing than to show up early and to do the WRONG thing (or to do NOTHING at all).”
What’s your New Year’s resolution?
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