Monday, December 31, 2007

888- THE TOP TEN and a BABY

First about the baby:
THE NEW YEAR BABY: The tradition of using a baby to signify the new year has roots in ancient Greece. Early Egyptians also used a baby as a symbol of rebirth. Early Christians tried to stop the tradition of using a baby to symbolize the new year, but its popularity as a symbol of rebirth outlasted the church's attempts to change the tradition. Using an image of a baby with a New Years banner was brought to early America by the Germans.
Whether you make a list or not these top ten resolutions are always on ones mind all during the year as they may be the cornerstones to better living and a more fruitful life.
May you all be blessed.
The list:
1. Spend More Time with Family & Friends:
Recent polls conducted shows that more than 50% of Americans vow to appreciate loved ones and spend more time with family and friends this year.
2. Fit in Fitness:
The evidence is in for fitness. Regular exercise has been associated with more health benefits than anything else known to man.
3. Tame the Bulge:
Over 66 percent of adult Americans are considered overweight or obese by recent studies, so it is not surprising to find that weight loss is one of the most popular New Year's resolutions.
4. Quit Smoking:
If you have resolved to make this the year that you stamp out your smoking habit consider this, even if you've tried to quit before and failed, don't let it get you down. On average, smokers try about four times before they quit for good.
5. Enjoy Life More:
Given the hectic, stressful lifestyles of millions of Americans, it is no wonder that "enjoying life more" has become a popular resolution in recent years.
6. Quit Drinking:
While many people use the New Year as an incentive to finally stop drinking, most are not equipped to make such a drastic lifestyle change all at once.
7. Get Out of Debt:
Was money a big source of stress in your life last year? It's a promise that will repay itself many times over in the year ahead.
8. Learn Something New:
Have you vowed to make this year the year to learn something new? You'll find education to be one of the easiest, most motivating New Year's resolutions to keep.
9. Help Others:
A popular, non-selfish New Year's resolution, volunteerism can take many forms.
10. Get Organized:
On just about every New Year resolution top ten list, organization can be a very reasonable goal.
Are any of these on your list? None are on mine 'cause I didn't make a list! Actually the list is every ones quest in life, mine too.
So to all a prosperous 2008.

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