New Years Resolutions…
By: Nathan Collier

The history of making New Years resolutions dates all the way back to the time of ancient Rome. The Romans are responsible for the majority of the modern calendar and for the tradition of making resolutions on New Years.

Celebrating the new year has been a tradition for thousands of years and is arguably the oldest celebrated holiday. The ancient Babylonians were the first to hold celebrations for the new year over 4000 years ago though they did not begin the tradition of making resolutions on that day.

New Years has not always been celebrated on January 1st and it’s not celebrated on that date everywhere today. The Roman and Gregorian calendars are both solar calendars that hold the new year on January 1st. Lunar calendars such as the Chinese calendar would hold the new year on the first full moon of the year.

As Founder of BK2HK I ask…
What will be your New Years Resolution?
Mine will be to practice what I preach and BE KIND to others even when I am not in the mood. The fact is…I have a tendency to put aside my grouchy mood {and save it for my husband} when dealing with people.
Admittedly this is not ideal for my marriage; however he in turn saves his grouchy moods for me, so I guess we are even!!

What will be your New Years Resolution?
Make it something worthwhile. Worthwhile in the respect that it will serve to make this mixed up world a kinder and gentler place to live. Start with YOU….and it will spread from there. Trust me…it will. For suggestions please go to: http://www.bk2hk.org/week/sunday/

Thanks…and remember…not even the SMALLEST kind deed goes unnoticed.

A HAPPY, HEALTHY and PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR TO ALL!!!!
Lorraine