New Year's Resolutions
You know what they say, "New Year's resolutions are a bit like babies: they're fun to make but extremely difficult to maintain."
January is a time when roughly one in three Americans resolve to better themselves in some way. Only a small percentage of people actually make good on those resolutions. It's hard to keep up the enthusiasm once the confetti is swept away. As Jimmy Buffet expressed in his lyrics to a "Trip Around the Sun" - "Yes, I'll make a resolution, that I'll never make another one." It's not, however, impossible to stick to your goals. There is something refreshing about resolving to make changes at the beginning of a brand new year. Here are some of the resolutions or comments made by the staff and residents of the Home for 2017:
"To live longer and healthier and live to be 100"
"I don't have any, I don't make resolutions but, on the other hand, I'd
like to take more time off"
"To be healthy and skinny"
"Say my prayers everyday"
"This year, I'm going to beat the slot machines at the casino"
"I joined a gym, first time in years, so I can live a better lifestyle"
"Stay healthy and happy"
"Watch out for Trump"
"Don't spend money, save money, make money"
"To have a better life with Christ in 2017"
"I haven't thought about it"
"To be happy and well"
"Long live this place"
"More sleep, less food, be thoughtful of others"
"Good health, more reading and work on developing skills that
would help the residents of the Home"
"Make an effort to know each resident's name so that Santa
will have more efficient help passing out gifts"
Executive Assistant to the Administrator