Looking back, moving ahead

Published 9:57 pm Friday, December 21, 2018

When it gets to the end of the year, a lot of people start reflecting on the past year and thinking about the kind of year it has been.

Depending on your perspective, the year either flew by or dragged on. It was a good year, a bad year or a mixed bag.

If it was a good year, maybe you got married, had a child, got a promotion at work or scored the dream job. On the other hand, perhaps there were things that weren’t so nice, like a layoff or the loss of a loved one.

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Perhaps you had goals you wanted to accomplish and didn’t, but there’s always next year. The great thing about each new year — and, indeed, each new day and week and month — is that it’s a new opportunity to change your attitude, set and work toward new goals, and put the lessons you learned from the past to work for you in the future.

With that in mind, from today through Jan. 1, we will review what the last year was like in Suffolk news. You’ll be reminded of good and bad things that happened, and maybe you’ll think about how you can help make some good news for Suffolk in 2019.

Whether you volunteer at a school, at your church or with a local nonprofit organization, help your neighbors, meet a big goal in any aspect of your life, or make other kinds of positive waves in 2019, you can be sure we want to hear about it. Make sure to keep sending news tips about yourselves and others to news@suffolknewsherald.com.

And if you achieve one of those more traditional milestones listed near the beginning — get married, have a child or get a big promotion or award at work — we’re always taking submissions about those events as well for our lifestyles and business pages. Make sure to send them in to news@suffolknewsherald.com.

I would like to personally wish a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of our readers. You are the reason we do what we do, and I pray you have a safe and joyous holiday week.