Crowne residents reflect on resolutions for new year
Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 3, 2006
New Year's resolutions: we make a lot of them, and, sometimes, it seems we fail to keep almost as many as we make.
As we get older, our perspective on such resolutions just might change.
Following their Thursday bingo game, some of the residents of Crowne Health Care shared their views on the subject of New Year's resolutions, along with a look back at 2005.
“I just don't make resolutions anymore, because I know I won't keep them,” Eskew Pugh said with a smile.
“I just try to take things one day at a time,” she added.
Rosetta Muse said she used to make resolutions about “some of everything.”
“Sometimes I kept them – but not always,” she recalled.
Resident Carrie Harding has already started putting her resolution for 2006 into practice.
“My resolution? To get my room organized. I've already got some things packed.”
As a youngster, Harding recalls resolving to do her part helping around the house and doing chores.
“Every so often, I would forget, you know – it's human – but I tried,” she said.
As to why people make resolutions each January, Harding suspects it's because “people are ready for a change after doing things the same way for a year.”
Mary McCall, who stays busy helping other residents during mealtimes, said she doesn't worry about resolutions.
“Can't keep up with it. Christmas had already come and gone before I hardly knew it, so I can't worry about making resolutions,” she said with a shrug.
Resident Lois Early, who will turn 90 in May 2006, said she doesn't concern herself with resolutions anymore.
Instead, she relies on the help of a higher power.
“I ask the Lord to take care of me everyday. At my age, and in a place like this, you don't look too far ahead,” Early, who agrees with Pugh's “one day at a time” approach, said with a smile.
Pugh said she has had a good year at the nursing facility, enjoying all the activities Crowne has to offer. “I just hope 2006 is as good to me as 2005 was.”
Harding remarked that the year had “certainly flown by quickly.”
“The weather has been odd…and all the storms this year. But you have to say here we have been blessed here in this area.”
Early said she feels blessed to still be active as her 90th year approaches.
“I hope as long as I live I can do for myself, but you never know. It really is one day at a time.”