Thursday, December 31, 2009

A small suggestion for a successful New Year

The coming new year brings a chance for new beginnings, but it also can bring the pressure of achieving lofty new goals.

Some Texans will resolve to lose weight, quit bad habits or climb the career ladder. Others may plan to travel, master a new skill or pursue a lifelong passion.

While any positive change is admirable, it’s important to remember the small things. Small changes can make big differences. They also are easier to sustain, lending longevity to their rewards.

This new year, find a few more minutes each day to spend with your family. Feed your children healthier snacks. Serve your community. Explore your faith. Go for a short, daily walk.

A change doesn’t have to take all your free time or leave you exhausted after a hard day’s work. It doesn’t have to be expensive or go against unreasonable odds in order to be successful. A little can mean a lot, and small steps can go a long way.

In 2010, resolve to make a difference no matter how big or small. At the end of the year, we’ll all be glad you did.

Happy New Year, Texas!