Mythical King Janus, depicted with two heads on ancient Roman calendars, could look forward and backward and therefore became the symbol of resolutions. It’s no coincidence that January was named for King Janus.
If you’re anything like me, your New Year’s resolutions are usually the same thing – lose weight, spend more quality time with the family, blah blah. In fact, here are the top 10 New Year’s resolutions, according to USA.gov:
says that only 12% of people who make resolutions actually achieve them. Forbes.com
has these suggestions to help keep your resolutions:
- Choose resolutions that will make you happier – fix something negative or add something positive.
- Choose concrete, measurable actions to bring change.
- Start small. Be realistic about how much you can achieve in a small period of time and then make small consistent steps.
- Hold yourself accountable. Keep a food, budget, or fitness diary if those are your goals. Join with others and help keep each other accountable. The Happiness Project is one way to connect with people traveling your same path.
And so, we wish you a joyous, prosperous, and healthy New Year and we look forward to continuing our conversations with you in 2012!
Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot and days of auld lang syne?
For auld lang syne, my dear, for auld lang syne,
We’ll take a cup o’ kindness yet for auld lang syne.
What you do in the garden this winter can have big payoffs in the spring. Here are the top 6 tips for maintaining your winter garden:
1. Remove any weeds, being sure to pull the roots. Weeds are easier to spot in the winter when other plants have died back, and pulling the weeds now will prevent them from taking foothold in the spring.
2. Cut your lawn short. Not only does this make last minute leaf removal easier, but it also keeps the grass healthier.
3. Plant and fertilize bulbs. Tulips provide a bright splash in the spring and now’s the time to plant them!
4. Prune any damaged branches.
5. Remove and store tender tubers like dahlias and canna lilies.
6.Empty rain barrels and any other device that might store water which might expand when frozen, damaging the container.
A 21 year old Marine from Cranford performed heroically to save lives while on patrol in Afghanistan.
Click here to read the article.
Lest we forget….Castle Films Newsreel on the attacks at Pearl Harbor remind us of the pivotal events that led the United States to join the War.
This photo was taken from a Japanese plane during the attacks.
The USS Arizona, shown before and after the attacks, is remembered at the National Monument in Hawaii.
The USS West Virginia
The USS California
The USS Shaw
Ceremonies at Pearl Harbor today mark the 70th anniversary of the attacks.