New Year's resolutions: Happiness to cleanliness

‘I resolve!’

By COLBY DENTON

Posted 1/1/18

Residents of Cleveland have locked in their New Year's resolutions as 2017 draws to a close.While some choose to forego the oft-broken pacts, others enjoy setting new goals that will hopefully …

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New Year's resolutions: Happiness to cleanliness

‘I resolve!’

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Residents of Cleveland have locked in their New Year's resolutions as 2017 draws to a close.

While some choose to forego the oft-broken pacts, others enjoy setting new goals that will hopefully benefit them in the long run. 

"My New Year's resolution is to be happier," said Stacey Emigh. 

"I want my resolution to be to win at the casino, which my friend and I are going to today in Murphy, North Carolina," joked Alissa Wilson. 

"My New Year's resolution is to put as many people in the Tennessee National Guard as I can!" said Staff Sgt. Larry Gates. 

Some in the community want to improve on housekeeping, as many described cleaning their laundry room, bedroom and entire houses!

Others had more encouraging resolutions, as Lauren Todd takes out of her diet an unhealthy-but-tasty food every few years as her New Year's resolution. 

"One year I took away ice cream, this past year I took away bacon," Todd said. "I'm looking forward to eating some bacon on Jan. 1, though!" 

Some simply wish for more wealth in a time when things are getting more and more expensive. 

Health is also important. Shopping with his two daughters, Skylar and Leeyla, Jeff Bailey wishes for better health. 

"I want to exercise more and to get in better shape," said Bailey. 

Statistics show that only 8 percent of New Year's resolutions are successful. 

Whatever the reasoning, we at the Cleveland Daily Banner wish you a successful New Year's resolution, and a very Happy New Year!

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