New Years resolutions worth keeping

Published 4:41 pm Monday, January 3, 2011

Today is the last day of the year and the eve of a New Year.

The day so many of us find ourselves reflecting on the past year, remembering those special moments that still bring a smile to our faces and wondering what our New Years resolution should be this year.

As I reflect on the last year, there are many things that bring a smile to my face.

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Some of those things are small and personal like my granddaughter Madys first birthday, the smell of the fresh turned earth after my husband, Gary, tilled the garden and the expectation we felt as we planted the seeds.

Some of them big like THE move to Tryon, saying goodbye to old friends and hello to new friends.

But as I look back over the year what comes to mind most is that I dont know where the time has gone.

I have been so busy getting this done and that done that the year has literally flown by. Just yesterday it was New Years 2010 and I cant begin to tell you what my resolution was.

I really cant remember, can you?

Typically it would be to lose weight or exercise more.

While they are important goals (I still need to lose weight and exercise more) Im going to set my sights higher this year.

For 2011 my resolution is going to be spending more time with my family and friends. As an old Girl Scout song says make new friends but keep the old, one is silver and the other gold.

Theres a lot of truth in that saying. Id like to add that family is platinum and Im blessed to have a very loving family.

I asked our editor, Samantha Hurst, for some ideas about good resolutions for our readers.

She suggested resolutions to help the community, such as attending city council meetings to stay in the know, donating one hour a month to visit people at a nursing home or purchasing $5 of extra canned goods each time you make a grocery trip to give to a food bank.

So, what is your New Years resolution for 2011? Have you decided yet? Better hurry the clock is ticking.

Betty Ramsey is the Publisher of the Tryon Daily Bulletin. Her email address is