Wishing you a Happy New Year

Published 7:00 am Saturday, December 30, 2017

Another year comes to an end and a new one is right around the corner.

While we celebrate with our loved ones and friends this weekend, let’s take a moment to cherish all the good things that occurred within the last 12 months.

At the same time let’s not forget about the moments that weren’t as pleasant because of all we learned from them. Life lessons can help us become a better person in the upcoming year.

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Nowadays, it feels like every year passes by faster than the previous one, so let’s make every day count by making the most of it.

At the beginning of each year, many of us devise New Year’s resolutions.

Sometimes we follow through with them and sometimes we don’t. Those resolutions can range from losing weight, consuming less fast food, volunteering more of our time to the community, spending less time on social media, visiting a new place and a variety of other goals.

While some of the resolutions we set for ourselves may seem lofty, if we take them one day at a time, we’ll find ourselves closer to our goal than the day before.

Otherwise, by this time  next year, that same resolution will be back on our list.

A New Year also means a new beginning. That can be either for people, businesses or governments.

The New Year will also bring new struggles and changes to our lives, but that’s part of life, so let’s face those issues head on and make 2018 a year where we’ll not only make positive changes in our individual lives, but also for our family and friends. As we leave 2017 behind, we hope that all of you can look back on it in a positive light. And even if the year was filled with dark patches, just remember, 2018 is another chance to make things better.