Opinion: Good luck with those resolutions

Paul W. Smith

“Outta’ My Mind on a Monday Moanin’ ”

Research tells us 40 percent of Americans have made New Year's resolutions.

That same research says 30 percent of those “resolution makers” will give up on those personal promises by the end of this week.

Best of luck to you if you are trying to eat healthier, exercise more, lose weight, save more and spend less and learn a new skill or hobby. If those are your New Year’s, New You’s, you’re not alone. Those are the top goals of many.

Whether you beat the odds or not, you can never go wrong striving for those good ideas as well just trying to get healthy, organized, be in the moment and live life to the fullest. And as I remind myself and my radio listeners everyday, “Make each and every day count. Each day is a gift!”

Lights reflect off of the large mirror ball after it drops at the New Year's Eve Kids Countdown.

As dairy farmers fight for their “bread and butter,” the beverage that, in their opinion should be the only one that can be called “milk” because it is the only one that comes from cows, the market has been inundated with soy, almond and coconut “milk,” (no matter how hard you squeeze it, an almond will never give you milk), but stand by. The new non-milk-milk, soon to outpace them all, is oat milk, or rather, oat beverage.

I would like to remind you January is also Financial Wellness Month. Those in the know suggest we use this month to do a number of steps to improve our financial future good health, including creating a budget, having life insurance and a will, knowing your credit score and correct it if need be and finally, reduce one monthly expense every month.

Happy New Year … still!

Paul W. Smith is host of “The Paul W. Smith Show” on WJR-AM (760) from 5:30-9 a.m. Monday-Friday.