New Year’s Resolutions: An Overview

What is a New Years resolution? In the words of Benjamin Franklin, “A resolution is a promise that man makes to himself either to improve upon flaws in one’s self or to revive something that has brought great joy to one’s life.” At the dawning of a new year millions of people, make resolutions just for those purposes. Sadly, only 19% of those people act on the resolutions that they have made. Personality, I have three resolutions for myself this year. They each symbolize a portion of my life that I believe to need some improvement. The first of the three is that I would like to begin to play tennis again. It was once my favorite sport. Secondly, I would like to correlate with different groups of people. Recently, I have discovered myself staying with a certain group of people. It is important to me that I meet new people and make new friends. Thirdly, I am looking forward to learning how to drive. Driving is a very exhilarating part of my life. Even thought only 19% of New Years resolutions come true, I am looking forward to working toward all of my goals.

When I first began to play tennis, I actually loathed the sport. However, as time passed, I began to develop a certain fondness for the game. In time, I could not go more than a few days without playing. Eventually, an increasing amount of activities in my life began to hinder my ability to play the sport that I love. Despite my hectic schedule, I somehow found time to play. Then suddenly, I just could not manage to keep playing and have not for several months. Therefore, there are several reasons for my desire to revive my love of tennis. Foremost, it is an excellent activity to do with my entire family. My family is of the utmost importance to me. Secondly, tennis is wonderful for the body. It keeps you in shape and healthy. Lastly, tennis is something that I love to do. It allows me to release energy and frustration in a positive way.

Next, I believe that I need to diversify my group of friends. Currently, I feel as if I am missing out on something life because all of my friends are just like me. I believe that life would be a lot more interesting if I had a more diverse group of friends. Every person brings something new and personal to the world. I usually gravitate toward people that are must like me. This year, I am going to work additionally hard to find people that are interesting and people that offer something new to my everyday life. In addition, I believe that I need to more excepting of people that are different, because they may be some of the nicest, funniest, and most caring people in the entire world and I would never even get the pleasure of getting to know the.

Finally, perhaps the most important resolution out of them all, I am devoted to learning how to drive. Knowing how to properly operate an automobile is not only a luxury. It is also a necessity in today’s world. We live in a world that is of great amplitude and great speed. Without the proper means of transportation, we can miss a lot in life in a short amount of time. Driving is the solitary thing that teens look forward to from the time they turn 13 until the very day they receive their license. I am not unlike any other teen. I too have looked forward to getting my drivers license for several years, and am carefully counting the days until I am eligible. It will take a lot of hard work and determination, but I believe that the return will be worth every second of studying and practice.

In conclusion, there are several different reasons that people make new years resolutions. Accordingly, there are several different way of going about taking them form possibilities to actualities. Thousands of resolutions made every year and only small portions of them are put into action. In the end, I suppose that one might say that I have made a fourth resolution. The fourth is that I am going to work very hard to obtain all three of my resolutions this year.


New Year’s Resolution

My Weakness for Pastry

Each New Year I decide to work on something weather it be my weight, spending less money, eating healthier, taking more time for myself, working out more or making sure I don’t leave the dishes in the sink for too long. I think many people make similar resolutions and usually fail.

This year I have totally failed in avoiding my weakness for pastry.

I was doing really well. I had purged my kitchen of any offending items, as well as my office snack drawer. I replaced questionable snacks with healthy ones. I even made sure to bulk up on natural sugars so that I had them on hand in case I had a craving. All this was in the name of better health.

I did really well for about two weeks and then it was birthday week in my office. I went into the lunch room one day to heat up my lunch and as I stood there waiting I looked around and what did I find but a large chocolate butter cream frosted cake sitting on the table looking delicious. I told myself that I had my soup to eat, which was looking less and less appetizing.

I went back to my office and continued to work until I really needed more water. It was getting late and everyone was leaving. I had a mountain of back work to do and so I was staying well past normal office hours. The later I worked the more appealing the cake became and still I resisted. I went home that night so proud that I had not given in to my temptation. Someone else would eat that left over cake by the next day.

It seemed that many in my office had made a similar resolution to mine because the cake still sat there haunting us all. It was mocking us for our decision to avoid it as it continued to sit there looking all appetizing. I saw colleges one by one drop like flies eating their cake with a faint twinge of guilt.

Finally, in the middle of the second day I caved after siting through an hour long meeting in which nearly everyone had a tasty treat of some kind. I went to the lunch room at cut a piece of that cake and ate it.

Even though I delineated from my New Year’s resolution of eating healthily and avoiding pastry. I decided that it was just one set back. I climbed back on the healthy eating band wagon. I fall off now and again. Thus is life full of mistakes. But if we look at healthy eating, or any resolution for that matter, as a learning curve perhaps we will be easier on ourselves when we screw up. Then we can feel better about getting back up on that proverbial horse and trying again and again no matter how many times we fall off.

I guess the only new years resolution anyone can manage to keep is imperfection.

New Year Narrative

Are Expectations Too High for the New Year? How Should We Really Tackle Our Goals?

It’s that time of the year again; the beginning of a new year. I do not know about many of you, but I’m not fond of the end of the holiday season. Commercialism leads us to end the season as soon as the department store put up their decorations and mark down their holiday items. Christmas does not end until January 6th. Traditionally, Christmas decorations are taken down on the evening of the 5th.

January is my least favorite month and my least favorite time of the year. Cold weather without Christmas trees and lights is very depressing especially without the promise of snow. Even then, I’m sure snow can have a negative influence on one’s psyche once it has been around a while. January also means that I have eight more months until fall and the next holiday season begins again. Until then, I will do my best to look forward to spring and summer!

This time of the year is also when people decide on their resolutions. Lofty goals are more likely to fail than smaller ones. You are most likely to succeed if you “ease” into your goals. Do not expect perfection immediately. After all, fighting all your old habits all at once is similar to taking on a big paper without doing the research first. This goes with all resolutions: weight loss, money management, reading the bible in a year, etc. Be patient and continue to pursue your goals even if you trip up once, twice or countless times!

Last year, I made the decision to step on the fitness stage. I did in November. It was incredible. However, the road to get there was rough physically and emotionally. My relationships grew stronger as a result of the arguments and disagreements. This will more than likely happen with any resolution in some capacity. Life will be enhanced, improved once the storms are weathered.

I have several goals for this year and I plan to jump in with both feet.

Improve my money management with saving techniques.

Continue clean eating lifestyle.

Build muscle.

Continue to be persistent in the pursuit of my dreams.

What are your goals for 2019?

New Years Bowl Games Have Big Showdowns and Goodbyes

New Years bowl games used to end a college football season. Now, New Years bowl games are just another part of the bowl schedule. This used to be the biggest day in college football, until the BCS showed up and took away the drama. Since the national championship game is still a week away, today’s games are mainly warmups for the only one that mattes anymore. Yet the 2019 New Years bowl games have a lot of drama around them – mainly due to icons saying goodbye.

There are only five New Years bowl games today – exactly the same amount there was on New Years Eve. But the games today are more prestigious, with bigger teams facing off. It starts at the Outback Bowl this morning, as Auburn takes on Northwestern.

The Wildcats aren’t used to playing on New Years Day, so this is rarified air for them. The Tigers are back in the postseason, after they bottomed out last year. Despite being 7-5, Auburn’s first year under Gene Chizik has been a success – though they fell just short of capping it with a win over Alabama.

While the Outback Bowl takes place in Tampa, the state of Florida hosts two more games in Jacksonville and Orlando at 1 pm. The New Years bowl game of the day may be in Jacksonville, where the Gator Bowl says goodbye to a legend.

Thanks to Bobby Bowden getting kicked out by Florida State, today is his final day as coach. And thanks to some creative tinkering, the 6-6 Seminoles get to play on New Years Day because of it, against West Virginia. Since Florida State was lucky to get to 6-6, and West Virginia is 9-3, this match would seem to look lopsided for the Mountaineers. But almost no one is coming to see them play.

While Bowden says goodbye with one more New Years Day game, the only other coach to win more games will take the field in Orlando. The Capital One Bowl has one of the more prestigious pairings today, as Penn State battles LSU. Both teams had national championship hopes, but they got derailed by conference rivals. Although they both won a lot of games, they weren’t ready to contend this year, so they hope to make up for it today.

Afterwards, the BCS finally gets underway, with the Granddaddy Of Them All. For the first time in years, the Rose Bowl doesn’t feature USC against an inferior Big 10 opponent. This time, Ohio State faces Oregon, as the Ducks make their second trip to Pasadena in about 50 years. It is also the first Rose Bowl for the Buckeyes in years, after losing almost every other BCS bowl recently.

But the New Years bowl games conclude with the most hyped, and overshadowed, bowl of all. The Sugar Bowl had been built up as Tim Tebow’s last game. Now, it may also be Urban Meyer’s last game for a while. Yet for all the attention on Tebow and Meyer, almost no one is focusing on the actual Sugar Bowl between Florida and Cincinnati. In fact, since Brian Kelly abandoned the Bearcats, almost no one remembers that they’re here with the Gators.

But can the Bearcats spoil the party, and follow in Utah’s footsteps by upsetting an SEC runner up in the Sugar Bowl – and finishing an unbeaten season to boot? Few believe they can, but a lot of people will watch the Sugar Bowl to see them try – or just to see Tebow and Meyer together for the last time.

The New Years bowl games are missing the likes of the Fiesta, Orange and Cotton bowls, which helped make this day great to begin with. However, the Cotton will be saved for tomorrow, while the Fiesta and Orange take place on Monday and Tuesday. But of course, everyone’s eyes are still on the BCS title game on Thursday, relegating New Years Day to a lesser event in college football.

Still, 2019 begins with Bobby Bowden, Tim Tebow and Urban Meyer saying goodbye, Ohio State trying not to tank again, Joe Paterno facing the Bayou Bengals, and Cincinnati trying to remind fans that they exist. Any one of those elements would provide a great day for college football. But combine them together, and the New Years bowl games may give fans the day of the year after all.

New Year’s Eve Dinner

New Year’s Eve is a festive time in our house, with a feeling totally different from Christmas and the Christmas season. While Christmas is about comfort and family and Joie de Noël, the celebration of the coming of the New Year is about ambitions and hopes and dreams.

We like to put on a good, high class buffet spread for the New Year’s celebration. We put on lots of good music, have great conversations with old friends, and we toast midnight with a flute of bubbly! For a good New Year spread, this is what we include:

Crudités – In lieu of a salad on your New Year’s Eve buffet, a large and complete vegetable tray gives a cold and crisp start to the meal as well as a welcome break from the complex and rich hot offerings of the buffet. Additionally, a crudités is very convenient finger food. My personal preference is to avoid so-called “baby” carrots, and take the time to cut batons. Match the cut of your celery. Include anything that you like or that you find interesting in the produce section of the grocery or at your farmers’ market. Simplicity is your friend, so try to avoid composed elements on the crudités.

Bread – If you have time to bake a couple of rustic loaves for New Year’s Eve, this can be an impressive touch. However, if like most of us you do not, leverage your local Boulanger or Trader Joe’s! Great rustic breads and rolls are readily available at many grocery stores, so do not feel bound to make your own. Have a good volume on hand and serve it with your best olive oil and balsamic vinegar if you like. Bread serves multiple functions in the buffet line, so have a good variety on hand.

Standing Rib Roast – This is our tradition, and it creates a noble centerpiece for the New Year’s feast, standing upon its rack. For an even more beautiful presentation, if you have a butcher who can produce special cuts for you, go for a long-bone standing rib! Recipes are readily available from the Internet and numerous cookbooks. An excellent and simple one is Food Network host Alton Brown’s available at the Food Network’s website, listed in the links accompanying this article. Serve it with a side of jus, homemade horseradish sauce, blackcurrant jelly and good, spicy mustard, if you like.

Salmon in Aspic – This is an old-school, Escoffier-esque recipe, but it makes a beautiful counterpoint to the standing rib for your New Year’s Eve dinner. The flavor marries well with the other flavors on the table and it is an offering for the non-beef eaters in the crowd. Be forewarned: This is a time consuming work of art, and you will need to put some time aside for it the day before. This is also an old, classic, and recipes are readily available – the one on Epicurious.com works well, listed in the links accompanying this article. If you do not have this much time, a simpler salmon recipe will do.

Yorkshire Puddings – Roast beef is just not complete without the Yorkshire Puddings to go with it! There are numerous recipes for this one, but mine is from Samuel Chamberlain’s beautiful and iconic cookbook/travelogue from 1963, British Bouquet. Following is the excerpt:

Allow all the ingredients to reach room temperature before mixing the batter. Measure out one scant cup flour and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Sift the mixture into a bowl, make a hole in the center, and pour into it 2 beaten eggs. Stir them very gradually into the flour until the batter is well blended and smooth. Add gradually, stirring all the while, 3/4 cup milk and 1/4 cup water. When you have a perfectly smooth batter, beat it well. Let it rest for an hour. Beat it again and pour it into a rectangular shallow 9-by-12 baking tin heated in the oven and containing a 1/4-inch coating of drippings from the roast beef. The drippings must be sizzling when you pour in the batter about ½ inch deep. Bake the pudding in a hot oven (400° F.) for about 20 minutes. Lower the heat to moderate (350° F.) and bake the pudding for 10 or 12 minutes longer. It should be well browned, crisp and puffy. Cut it in squares and serve it with the roast beef.

The only change I make to this classic old recipe is that I put it in jumbo muffin tins, which produce popover-like individual puddings. This is a compromise for the buffet line, as I prefer the texture of the pudding out of the rectangular pan.

Hoppin’ John – This is an influence from my southern relations. You have to have black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day to assure good luck in forthcoming twelve months! Getting my current batch of relatives to eat black-eyed peas is hard enough – I don’t even try to get them to eat the Collards for wealth in the coming year. Recipes abound, but try the one from Paul Prudhomme’s first book – it rocks.

Salted Fingerling Potatoes – These are delectable any time of year and with just about any meal. Or, for that matter, as a snack while you are re-watching The Quiet Man on DVD. I like them on buffets because they are easy to eat and not too sloppy. One word of warning: Make about double the recommended recipe – everyone loves these! The recipe I use is very simple:

Ingredients:
1 1/4 lbs. Kosher or rock salt
2 quarts water
2 lbs. small fingerling potatoes, washed
4 tablespoons butter (optional)
Freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon freshly chopped chives

Method:

In a large pot, combine the salt, water, and potatoes and bring to a boil. Cook until the potatoes are fork-tender, approximately 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from the pot to a cooling rack and let stand for 5 to 7 minutes. Serve as is or with butter, pepper, or chives. Alternatively, you can serve these with your favorite bleu cheese sauce, in which case you may need to produce triple what you think you need.

Desserts! – Whatever you like the best! We have to have a New York cheesecake and a pecan pie with our New Year’s Eve dinner. Sticky toffee pudding is a favorite, as is homemade ice cream. This is going to be a late night, so bring out the dessert line after you have cleared the entrées. Try to pair well with the bubbly that you have selected for your midnight toast. Because most of our friends are not hardcore Champagne aficionados, I usually have a Demi-sec on hand as well as a Brut, and I pair the desserts with the wines. Fruitbasket cakes, fruit tarts and dark chocolate are all good choices-a tray of truffles is a decadent and popular choice for any New Year’s Eve buffet. Additionally, with all the New Year’s resolutions flying around, it is nice to have a fairly healthy alternative to the cheesecake available, such as a selection of fresh fruits. Nothing goes better with a Rosé Brut Champagne than a bowl of beautiful and fresh ruby red strawberries!

I hope that this guide is of some assistance in preparing your New Year’s Eve dinner, and have a wonderful and safe New Year’s Eve!

New Year’s Eve Celebrity Round-Up: Lindsay Lohan Brawl, Ashlee Simpson and Dick Clark

From Fights to Parties, Where Were the Celebrities on New Year’s Eve?

Lindsay Lohan and Girlfriend Brawl

According to NYPost.com, Lindsay Lohan and girlfriend Samantha Ronson had a New Year’s bash that literally beat into the night. The hosts of a party at The Mansion in Miami, Lohan and Ronson took the fight into an ally where screaming and screeching continued. Later, the NYPost reports crashing and screaming from their hotel room and a cat fight that toppled out into the hallway.

According to sources, Lindsay Lohan seemed miffed, even into the next day when the girlfriends were to fly back to LA. This could be the start of a long new year for Lohan.

Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz Suffer No Baby Blues

Ashlee Simpson-Wentz and Pete Wentz hosted their own New Year’s Eve gala at Pure Nightclub in Las Vegas. Bronx Mowgli Wentz, the couple’s one month old baby, was not in attendance. That was a smart move on New Year’s Eve, but rumor on CelebTrashTalk.com says the couple has left the baby home too many nights to go out partying. Maybe the two will grow up and play parents in 2019.

Dick Clark Propped up for Times Square Celebration

It was saddening to watch the Times Square Celebration hosted by Dick Clark and Ryan Seacrest. It was like watching Father Time and the Baby New Year.

Dick Clark was completely pumped with Botox. His face appeared frozen in time as he moved only his lips. His speech and movements were rigid and difficult to follow. These symptoms were caused by the stroke Dick Clark experienced last year.

Dick Clark is an American icon, but clearly, it is time for him to retire. Perhaps this New Year’s Eve in Time Square marked the passing of the baton to the new generational television icon, Ryan Seacrest.

It was a noble effort but difficult to watch.

Sources:

“Ashley and Pete’s New Year’s Party,” CelebTrashTalk.com

“Lindsay and Sam Go to War,” NYPost.com

New Year’s Resolutions Are Meant to Be Broken

That’s Why They’ve Invented White-Out and the Backspace Key

The good thing about New Year’s Resolutions are they’re meant to be broken, which is why they invented White Out years ago and put the backspace key on keyboards. I have my resolution list on my computer now and on the first day of each New Year, I retrieve it, backspace, change the date, and I’m good to go.

The list hasn’t changed much over the past ten years, lose weight, exercise, eat healthy, finish novel and stop procrastinating. But this year, I put “STOP PROCRASTINATING’ on the top of my list, in big bold capital letters. I chose the biggest font that would fit on the page and centered it.

It looked impressive. It looked serious. It looked like I meant business.

This would be the year that I actually made all of my writing deadlines, in fact, I’d submit them, darn it, early! This year, I’d plow through those tedious duties that never make it up to the top of my stagnant to-do list. I’d return library books on time. I’d get gas in my car long before my tank screamed empty. I’d empty the link trap on my dryer and I’d fold that laundry as soon as the timer went off. I’d even scoop every poop of the cats’ litter box before they resorted to doing their business behind the old furnace.

I’d turn a corner. I’d show them that you can teach an old cat new tricks.

But less than 24 hours into the new Karen Ellery Jones, woman of action, failed. I’d broken the most important resolution of 2011 hours after I moved it to the top of the list.

I engaged in the delightful act of procrastination and missed my first writing deadline.

Somewhere along the way, when I should have been finishing my article, I got lost in cyberspace. And I didn’t have a GPS. One link went to another site, then another and before you knew it, I had footsteps all over the web, from Twitter to Face book to NPR, to Blue Mass Group to Cooking Light to a red head trivia and support site, (I had no idea that red heads have 90,000 hairs on their head and these ginger strands don’t gray they go from sandy color right to white) eventually landing up on, where else www.procrastination.com .

Naturally, I felt like at home while reading about other procrastinators. Saw that even the professional procrastinator, well, procrastinates because the last update was several months ago.

But after procrastinating for the past month, I’ve decided that I won’t close up my New Year’s Resolutions file because I’ve got more interesting things to do, like reading up on red heads.

New Year, New Beginnings

As I wondered about what my goals would be for 2019, I reminisced about the past year. My memory showed me another wasted year. I had made a promise to myself that in 2018, I was going to rid myself of my lazy and sloppy personality and emerge a new woman. However, I had no motivation to drive me so I failed horribly. As I thought about what went wrong, I came to realize that I needed some MOMENTUM and real MOTIVATION. Now in 2019, I’m going to try and reform myself again but now I have those two factors that I didn’t possess before(motivation & momentum). I also hope to inspire any females who might share my feelings and who desire to change their lives for the better by inviting them to read my journey through my chapter articles. Seeing as this is the beginning of a brand new year, my first chapter is henceforth named…

New Year, New Beginnings

The year 2018 is GONE! Any excess baggage you may have, negative feelings……..TOSS THEM OUT NOW!!! I have learned many important things in my life and one most important thing is this: “Keep it IF it will be of use in your future..if not, get rid of it because it will only be a distraction( “IT” can be anything in your life ). Having a clear mind and the ability to think clearly at all times is a surefire way to achieve your goals. If you have a life changing New Year’s resolution like me, then the first thing you should do is identify your goals and put them on paper with pen. This may not be an easy task for some and it may be time consuming, but if you are really committed and want to achieve your goals..it is well worth your time. The actual model to get you started will appear in chapter 2.

MOMENTUM & MOTIVATION: The Dynamic Duo

These two factors are very important in your New Year’s resolution goal setting because they do the following: Momentum is the incentive to get you started( the beginning of your path) and Motivation is what keeps you moving towards your goals, no matter what obstacles may try to block your path. Momentum can come from any number of events, it serves as the reason you begin the journey. Examples of momentum include a new year beginning, moving to a new place, a new job, ending a relationship, loss of a loved one, etc. Momentum can be both positive or negative. A warning…be careful when using negative momentum as a spur towards your goals because if your central focus dwells on your negative feelings, it will prove to be a powerful distraction. The idea is to actually direct your focus to achieving your goal so that the negative events DON’T repeat themselves. Motivation, however, is a whole different story. Go ahead….read on……..

MOTIVATION, MOTIVATION….it may be something that many people misinterpret. The suitable definition of motivation is the “substance” that causes an individual to act towards a desired goal or simply put, the reason for your actions towards a certain goal. A person’s motivation is their question as to why they want to achieve this or that goal. Even though I can explain to you what motivation is, there is one thing that I can’t tell you and that is what your motivation SHOULD be. I have no power over that decision…it is something that you must decide for yourself. Want to know my motivation? Ok, my motivation is a special someone that I want to be a permanent part of my life. My motivation may not be reality yet, but my goal is to change myself for this special person so that my motivation will be reality and that is what drives everything I do. Now, once you have your motivation…hold it tight and never let go. Your motivation is the light that guides you on your path towards your goal; if you let the light guide you…you will achieve your goals in a reasonable time frame. If you lose your motivation…..you set yourself up for failure.

Now that you have your momentum and motivation…How exactly to you get moving towards your goals? Find out that and more in Chapter 2- Beginning the Walk on your Personal Runway.

Until Next Time…Stay Cool, Calm and Collected……..


New Year’s Resolutions

What is Your New Year’s Resolution?

Every year, countless people make the same New Year’s resolutions. They vow to lose weight, quit smoking, get out of debt and get more organized. Unfortunately, many times these resolutions, as well as many others, never come to pass.

Statistics show that nearly 90% of all people who make New Year’s resolutions do not see them through. This may have something to do with the fact that they are setting their sights too high.

This year, why not try something new? Your resolution does not necessarily have to focus on you. Plan to do something for a friend, loved one, or even your community. Not only will you feel great, the recipient of your good deeds will feel great too!

Volunteer. Nonprofit organizations, of all types, are always on the lookout for volunteers. Don’t think that you need to commit to several hours a week, in order to be considered. These organizations are just as grateful to those who commit to helping out one hour per week, as they are to those who volunteer more time.

Bake for someone. Do you have an elderly neighbor or family member would enjoy a home-cooked meal? If you enjoy cooking, consider preparing them a nutritious meal from time to time. Many times these individuals can no longer cook for themselves or have a very limited food budget and find themselves eating frozen food or meals out of a can.

Make charitable donations. These donations do not have to be large, in size. Even if you only donate $10 each week, it does make a difference… plus its tax deductible. Many organizations depend on these donations, to keep their doors open. They truly appreciate every dollar they receive.

Further your education. As the saying goes ‘you are never too old to learn’. So, take time out to enroll in a class, which interests you. It can be something rather complex or something that’s just plain fun. Either way, you are broadening your horizons.

Recycling, it’s never too late to do your part to help save the environment. If everyone took a few minutes, out of their hectic schedule, to recycle the world would be a much cleaner place.

Remember, the majority of people who enjoy ‘New Year’s resolution successes’ are the ones who choose obtainable goals.

But, even if your resolution does not come to pass, don’t despair! There’s always next year or the year after that.

New Year’s Celebration

New year…when we hear this word suddenly a happiness prevails in our heart. After enjoying the birthday of our god we are now ready to enjoy the birth of next year. Everyone in this world will celebrate this new year. It may be a celebration to forget the past or it may be a celebration of our past victories and looking for the same in the near future. So celebration is must for the new year, but the matter is how we are going to celebrate this new-year? This new year celebration should be a unforgettable, ever-living memories in our mind.

Instead of going to Hotels enjoying parties and make drinks which will spoils our health, we can make some out-door tour especially to some sea-beach or to hilly areas where we can join with the lots and lots of people who are celebrating this new year instead of our alone celebration inside the house. We can make this trip along with our families,friends and relatives, so it will be a happiest moment that can be recorded in our life history. We can make some oath along with our family members about what to do and not during the days of next year.

We can set up some goal for our children and encouraging them to reach the goal because the goal set up for the new year will provide some kind of special enthusiasm for the children to work hard to reach their goal. We can give some special and surprise gifts to our children and life-partner to make this new year more special. These kinds of activities will strengthen our ties with our families and friends. What is there for going to the parties and taking the alcohols and dancing meaningless with someone whom you didnt know.

The next best alternative can be of going to the church and pray the god for the prosperity and welfare of the people in the upcoming year. These kinds of prayers will provide peaceful mind and removes the bad thoughts from our mind. Help those people who are not in a position to celebrate the new year. When we share the sadness it will halved and when we share the happiness it will doubled. Helping others will give the thought of satisfaction and peace to out life. what else is needed to start this new year? We have got our family members,friends, good thoughts and all above GOD will be with us. Lets enjoy this new year peacefully and great amount of gladness.

I Wish you Happy NEW YEAR!!