Think your done with the holidays? Did the Rose Parade signify the end of the holiday season for you?  Well, you might be surprised to learn the celebration of the New Year is the oldest of all holidays.  It has been celebrated for nearly 4,000 years.  In the ancient past, the celebration often lasted 11 days.  Can you image a New Years night lasting 11 days?


Here on Balboa, we have only celebrated 100+ New Years.  How did you celebrate? 
In some areas, New Years is often celebrated with parades, parties or even specific foods being served to signify prosperity and good luck.  However, my favorite is the making of the New Years resolution.   I, myself have made many resolutions that were abandoned by days end, others made it till spring.  I think, one may have made it the whole year, I don’t remember!  Having suffered these set backs, I still resolve to make one resolution every year.  This act makes me a part of the nearly 50% of Americans who resolve to do something or to do less of something else.  Either way, statistics show that about 65% of us will make it for the whole year.  Will you make it?
If you not sure, a simple resolution to breathe a little deeper and enjoy life a little slower on Balboa, is guaranteed to be a success.