Many of us choose to make resolutions at the end of the year in order to set goals for ourselves for the New Year. Though most of those resolutions are made with good intentions, often times they fall to the wayside as the newest year progresses. The good thing about resolutions though, is that if you make 10 and you only keep one or two, you’re still better off. With that in mind, here is a list of 10 resolutions for Kaufman County residents to strive for in 2012.
1.) Drive friendlier. It’s easy to get upset behind the wheel of your car, but road rage solves nothing. Try doing what you wish the driver’s around you would do, don’t change lanes without signaling or at the last minute. Do not drive right on someone’s bumper or brake check someone driving on yours. Keep that one-finger salute to yourself and take a deep breath instead.
2.) Shop locally. The more money you spend in Kaufman County, the better our county becomes. Show some support for the small local businesses and help our job growth continue.
3.) Attend a local event. We have some terrific events that take place in our county, so why not go check some of them out? The Terrell Heritage Jubilee in April is a wonderful event. Forney always has a huge Home Coming Parade and Festival as well as the Trail of Treats for Halloween and the Forney Hometown Christmas festivities.
4.) Attend a City Council meeting and see first hand what direction your city is headed in. You may find the experience eye opening!
5.) Volunteer or donate to a local charity. There are a number of local charities that need the support of our community. The A. Fern Norville Children’s Emergency Shelter, Forney’s New Life Food Pantry, Straydog Inc., the local Meals on Wheels program, the Kaufman County Crime Stoppers program, and many others can use your help. Click here for a list of local agencies you can assist.
6.) Recycle. Forney city residents already have curbside recycling available, but other Kaufman County residents have recycling options now as well. The Environmental Co-op offers a number of free recycling stations in Kaufman County.
7.) Start a Neighborhood Watch program for your neighborhood or get involved with the one that already exists. We can reduce crime just by knowing our neighbors and watching out for each other and our properties. Get involved.
8.) Vote. The best way to have Kaufman County run the way you want it to be is by voting. Your vote counts.
9.) Take care of your health. It’s important to make time for yourself and to make your health a top priority in your life.
10.) Try something new! I bet you can think of 100 things you’ve never done and at least 10 you’d really like to try. Well do it! Learn how to swim, take a hot air balloon ride, go wine tasting, run a 5K, whatever it is, just try something new in 2012.
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