Happy New Year!

New Year’s Resolutions – we all make them.  Some of us keep them, some of us only for a few days.  But, the idea behind a resolution is one of hope for improvement and a commitment to better ourselves.  What can be wrong with that? 

As I walk the halls each day and see the joy and laughter of our students, I see good things happening all around me.  I see a teacher taking the time to organize an out of school field trip so her students can experience the joy of feeding chickadees out of the palm of their hands.  I see administration in working lunch meetings discussing innovative ideas to help our students learn and serve.  I see parents streaming in and out to volunteer in the dining hall, the library, classrooms or for an event.  I see Nurse Kocsan running from one end of the school to the other to check on students, put a Band-Aid on a cut and offering a hug to a child with a bellyache.  I see families chipping in to help a family in need.  Great things happen every day here that inspire me to be a better person. 

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the definition of a resolution is a PROMISE to do something different in the New Year.  As I reflect on last year and my own promises for the New Year, there are many.   Besides the obvious things I need to work on by eating better and exercising more, I hope in the New Year I can make a difference in the lives of others and bring joy and happiness to my family, friends and colleagues.   What will your promise be?

Happy New Year from all of us at Lakewood Catholic Academy.  May God keep you happy, healthy and safe and each day filled with new promises.

~ Mrs. Nikki Mohar, Director of Development