Since this is almost the end of 2010, do you have any New Year’s Resolutions? Will you vow to learn something new—a new recipe, a different language. Or will you get organized and reduce the clutter in your life. Or perhaps, volunteer at your local library, check with nonprofit volunteer organizations that could really use some help. Or donate items you no longer need or use. Whatever you choose to do, make it count.
Have you noticed lately that gasoline prices are on the rise? Is this a possible result of speculators in the market place? Will the value of your home rise or fall next year—there are definitely two sides to that coin. The Bulls say “buy real estate”; the Bears say “where is the bottom”.
I’d like to end the year with some truths I’ve learned: raising teenagers is like nailing jelly to a tree; families are like fudge . . . mostly sweet, with a few nuts; laughing is good exercise—it’s like jogging on the inside; growing old is mandatory—growing up is optional; it’s frustrating when you know the answers but nobody bothers to ask you any questions; wisdom comes with age but sometimes age comes alone; you can’t trust dogs to watch your food; and, middle age is when you choose your cereal for the fiber not the toy.
To everyone – have a safe and Happy New Year!