Resident New Year's resolutions
‘Tis the season for setting – and hopefully keeping – New Year’s Resolutions. The latter is definitely easier said than done. According to a 2014 study by the University of Scranton, only 8% of people actually achieve their New Year’s resolutions. Tips for beating the odds include setting attainable goals, focusing on one specific resolution, and, above all, staying positive.
For those of you who think that positivity fades with age, think again. I asked some of our residents for their 2015 resolutions and was absolutely blown away by their thoughtful, heart-felt responses. From staying healthy to being more generous, our residents’ resolutions are nothing short of inspiring. Here are some of my favorites:
“Smile at people more. A smile makes them happy that someone cared enough to smile at them. It uplifts their spirit.” – Sandy F., 66 (pictured)
“Stay healthy and keep busy.”- Alice S., 100
“To always remember to do good and be thoughtful.” – Mildred H., 85
“To be a better friend to other people and help folks who are less fortunate than me.” – Mary F., 77
“Be more tolerant of those who are different from me.” – Alice T., 75
As Holiday residents shift their gaze to 2015, they remind us all that it’s never too late to change ourselves for the better. Stay positive, stay determined, and you’re sure to have a successful 2015 – with or without resolutions.