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By the end of this week, a new year will have begun - 2010. Almost hard to believe, isn't it?
As we move ahead, we know that New Year's resolutions can be a dime a dozen. We all make them, and few of us follow them through. But that doesn't mean we shouldn't try.
We may have a few personal things that we're going to resolve in 2010 - trim a few pounds, stop smoking, get right with God, rekindle a friendship, or be a better person.
As a community, our resolutions may not be so personal, even though we could certainly work as one toward many goals.
As that famous saying goes, "It takes a village to raise a child."
The impact of individuals can be significant. We've seen what a few people working by themselves can do to help others in our community. But we've also seen what larger groups of people can do to make all our lives better.
We can certainly work as a community to put our best face forward. The impression each one of us makes could be the one positive impression someone leaves with and then ultimately returns, bringing with them a new industry, program or project.
We know what we want: low taxes and better services. However, those two wishes aren't always mutually cohesive.
As we begin this new year, here's hoping that we can all work together to make everyone's lives a little better.