GREENBURGH, N.Y. Toward the end of December, people compose New Year's resolutions, hoping to make the upcoming year better than the last. Greenburgh and Elmsford residents are no different.
Here are some thoughts that the community has about making 2012 their best year yet.
Angela Hyman , Greenburgh Central 7 PTA: "I want to be able to move forward without fear. Many times there are dreams and aspirations people have, but [they] are afraid of the unknown. As the saying goes: 'If you can dream it, believe it and achieve it.' Most of all, I will begin to enjoy the things I have and not look at what I do not have. Hopefully others will do the same. We only have one life to live, and the mistake we make is not living it."
Ken Jones , Greenburgh councilman: "I have the regular 'start going to the gym' resolution. I need French drains in the basement, so one of my resolutions is to get the basement cleaned out so the people can come and put in the drains."
Garrison Wright , UPS employee: "Never been big on New Year's resolutions. Never able to keep them. So if I had to make a few, one would be to eat healthier and try to visit the gym more often and maybe, just maybe, shed a few pounds."
Hector Otero Jr. , former Marine: "My resolution for 2012 is to follow my instincts without fear. Spent too many hours and days worrying about the 'what ifs' during 2011. This year, more doing, less worrying."
Mark Tenzer , former Greenburgh employee: "My resolution each year is to always learn something new and important that can help you and others."
George Coniglio , Theodore D. Young Community Center employee: "Reconnecting. Facebook has provided a forum for reaching out to family and friends who I've lost touch with other the years. [I also want to] make a positive difference for senior citizens, [and] increase efforts for a stronger, more unified CSEA Union."
Earl Lord , UPS worker: "My New Year's resolution is to save money, drop my weight, and to attend a game design school and start my career of becoming a very successful game designer."
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