OUR VIEW: Let’s make 2017 
the year of the family

New Year’s resolutions, they say, are destined to be broken.
But here’s one we hope will stick: Let 2017 be the year of the family.

New Year’s resolutions

New Year’s resolutions, they say, are destined to be broken.

But here’s one we hope will stick: Let 2017 be the year of the family.

Your family. Our families.

That means putting down the cell phone to listen to your children, spouse, or anyone else who especially matters in your life.

Take time to breathe, enjoy the small things, relish human relationships and work to live more so than live to work.

Life is fragile, and short. Don’t forget to live yours in the time you’ve been given.

If you haven’t made a resolution, here’s a list you might consider as we prepare to launch into 2017:

Resolve to be a good listener.

Resolve to exercise more, and laugh more.

Resolve to have at least one good idea each day.

Resolve to learn more about everything.

Resolve to be better, in all ways.

Resolve to not break any of the above.

There. That should keep you busy in 2017.

Onward, then!

 

The Now

Just Posted

A Surrey Mountie’s tale of reconciling her family’s history with the LGBTQ+ ‘purge’

PART TWO: Cpl. Sturko is spokeswoman of Surrey RCMP after her great uncle was ‘purged’ from the RCMP

Pollinator conservation area aims to save bees directly, and through education

Bees’ survival is challenged around the world, but action is being taken to help them in Langley

Delta mosque holds silent prayer vigil for Christchurch victims

Event emphasized the importance of acceptance, solidarity in the wake of the attack on Muslim worshippers

18 months conditional term for indecent caller

Incidents reported in Surrey, White Rock and Langley

White Rock water plant operational by month’s end

Utilities manager’s talk to Peace Arch Rotary also covers global water issues

The good, bad and the unknown of Apple’s new services

The announcements lacked some key details, such as pricing of the TV service

BREAKING: BC Ferry crashes onto terminal

The Queen of Surrey is stuck on the dock in Langdale, causing delays to Horseshoe Bay

5 to start your day

Fatal crash in Coquitlam, stranger climbs onto balcony and lights fire, and more

Eviction halted for B.C. woman deemed ‘too young’ for seniors’ home

Zoe Nagler, 46, had been given notice after living in the seniors complex in Comox for six years

Vancouver Island home to B.C.’s luckiest lotto store

Five million-dollar winners have bought tickets from same Port Alberni corner store

Video of ‘shocking, chilling execution’ opens B.C. murder hearing

Sentencing underway for Brandon Woody after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in Nanaimo

Is it a homicide? B.C. woman dies in hospital, seven months after being shot

Stepfather think Chilliwack case should now be a homicide, but IHIT has not confirmed anything

SPCA seizes 54 animals from Vernon property

Animals weren’t receiving adequate care

Most Read