Time for resolutions

Published 12:19 am Saturday, December 31, 2011

This is the time of year when people make their annual resolutions for the New Year.

While many people opt to ditch the annual goal-setting event, about 40 to 45 percent of American adults set at least one resolution come New Year’s – and local residents are no different.

When asked to go beyond the typical “lose weight” resolution, residents had some novel ideas about what they plan to accomplish in the New Year.

Amanda Hart of Florala had a very simple resolution.

“Less of me, more of Christ,” she said.

Matt Lewis had a similar thought to start his new year.

“In 2012, I’m going to be a better man than I was in 2011 – simply said,” he said.

Christy Cartwright said one of her main priorities in 2012 is to get organized.

“First and foremost, I will accept myself the way I am no matter what,” the Gantt resident said. “And I’m getting organized. In fact, I’ve already started this – one room at a time by getting rid of all the things I don’t need and making the most of what I have.

“Also, most of all. I’ll be counting those blessings I do have,” she said.

Andalusia’s Tara Dalton’s resolution was a bit different than most.

“I think I’ll make a resolution to not wait for a new year to start living life to its fullest potential,” she said. “I’ve never been too hung up on yearly resolutions, but understand the concept. For some, a new year can bring a psychological feeling of ‘a fresh start,’ and that’s exactly what they may need.

“This year will be full of joy and praise and serving the Lord, in my house,” she said. “We have a lot to be thankful for every day.”