New Year’s Resolutions Around the Bend

COMMUNITY CULTURE | By Zeenat Kassam Mitha –

New Year’s resolutions are a wonderful way to begin 2017!  Resolutions are about new beginnings and being hopeful and persistent. They also serve as an incentive for impactful personal change. I have always thought that it is not the level of the change that matters, but the act of acknowledging the change and taking one step at a time towards it.

My resolutions for 2017 are to spend more time with my family and loved ones, eat less sweets and carbs, and simplify my life to do more of what makes me happy such as traveling, community service and giving back to families in need. May good health, happiness, peace and prosperity be part of every member of our Fort Bend community!

We asked some community leaders about their New Year’s resolutions. Here’s what they had to say:   

150-joe“Be more compassionate to those in need and more understanding of views other than or different than my own.”

– Mayor Joe Zimmerman

Sugar Land

150-fernando“My New Year’s resolution is to have fun in 2017! Life is too short, and I do not want pressures to get to me. I am just going to enjoy everything that comes my way.

I have actually already started!”

– Fernando Echeverria

150-rehan“Try to eat healthier. Try to enjoy the little victories more, and remember that life has a way of balancing itself, so don’t get too high with the big wins or too low with the losses.”

– Rehan  Alimohammad

150-hillary“My resolution is the same I made for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. I resolve to be better than I was last year by increasing good deeds and good behavior.”

– Hillary Goldstein

150-terri“My New Year’s resolution is to stay balanced spiritually, physically, mentally and socially, while using my gifts and talents to serve others and our community.”

– Terri Wang

150-rashmiI will take time and patience to learn to find joy in the little things and not to let problems bring me down.”

– Rashmi Sharma

120-grady“My resolution for the New Year will be to maintain a progressive and forward thinking relationship with the constituents of Fort Bend County Precinct 2. We have a lot of projects coming up in the future that I believe will really benefit the country.”

– Commissioner Grady Prestage

Fort Bend County, Precinct 2

150-maggie“My resolution is to spend more time with family and enjoy simple things like having a picnic or home cooked dinners.”

– Judge Maggie Jaramillo

400th District Court