We want to wish everyone a safe and a Happy New Years Eve. We know it has been a very rough year for most people. The economy is still in the hole even know they are telling us we are recovering. The banks and the credit card companies have ripped us all off and they continue to get away with it. The rich are getting richer and the middle class is now almost non-existent. We should all have some very good New Years resolutions. Below are a few of mine.

I will continue to try and shop American. Shopping for American products saves American jobs. Most of the time they do cost more, but in the long run you end up saving. Saving American jobs.

I will continue to stop doing business with the banks and credit card companies that have ripped us off so bad. If you are scared to cancel a credit card, just pay it off and do not use it. By you not using it, they do not make money. These banks and credit card companies need to learn a lesson. We do not want to do business with crooks, and that is what most of these companies are.

Tell your members of Congress no more bailouts for any of these companies. If they fail, other businesses will start up and really appreciate your business.

Tell your cell phone companies and all the other companies that you do not want to do business with them if they fire Americans and hire workers from other countries. I am so tired of calling Sprint and getting someone in India. And while we are at it, tell your state representative to outlaw these service contracts. It is not fair that if you deal with a company like Sprint and are un-happy with the service, that you have to pay a penalty because you no longer want to do business with them. Suppose every store you shopped in had this deal. Besides, there are new cell phone companies like Metro PCS that are almost half the price for un-limited talk and text.

Do business with small businesses. I could go to every celebrity hair salon in New York City, but I get my hair done at the local barber shop. They know their customers and appreciate your business. When you shop in your neighborhood, you support your community, you support where you live, you support yourself.

Life is too short. It seems like yesterday that I was dancing in Studio 54. Look up a old friend and say hello. If you have had fights with people in the past, and you know that they really are a good person, call them up. Do what I do. Call them and ask them if they learned their lesson yet. Most of the time they will crack up and you will become friends once again. Every few weeks, I look up someone from the past and say hello. It will make you feel good and it's the right thing to do. I look at my mother. She still has friends from kindergarten and she stills hangs out with them. There is something to being friends with people that you have known forever. It is very comforting.

I am also going to try to become more understanding. I get very aggravated with people these days. The person on the bus and everywhere else talking loud on their cell phone. The tourists in Times Square that seem to be walking backwards. The nasty clerk in the store. This will probably be the hardest thing for me. I do not know if I can do this, but I'm going to try.

Start speaking up if you see something wrong or something that is not right. Injustice really gets my goat. This is one thing I do not have to correct. I am always speaking up for what is right and I wish more people would too.

I am sure there are many many more things to add to this list. I would love for all our readers to leave comments on what their goals are. Just click below.

Have a very Happy New Year!


Anonymous said…
Great resolutions James. Thank you for hosting the NYE celebration on your website. Happy New Year and I wish you and your loved ones the very best.

James Edstrom said…
Thanks Nancy......