In looking forward to 2016 it seems many like to make" New Year's Resolutions." Some of them deal with weight. This seems to be a difficult change as with dangerous drugs, alcohol, and cigarettes, if you can stop, you don't have to have these damaging agents in your life. With food, we still have to have it, so we need control rather than abstinence. I have heard that small meals eaten often is better to control weight than large meals, three or four times a day. One diet I tried was to have a baked potato with Cottage Cheese and one vegetable each evening. I successfully lost 18 pounds and felt great. A system that seems to work for many people is to do what you can do, one day at a time. I hear most resolutions are forgotten pretty quickly.
My wife does much of our driving these days. We go to lots of meetings and when I am driving, my wife can be resting. When she is driving I can rest! I taught her to drive in Seattle on a stick shift. On those hills stopping and getting going again was quite a feat. She is a good driver! Something I have taught her recently is to try to park at the stores so she doesn't have to back up. Many seniors have accidents while backing up.
Another thing I learned as an insurance agent was that several companies will guarantee to keep you insured for as long as you have a license if, after age 50, you have been with them for at least three years. I saw some expensive problems with companies that didn't give that assurance.
Another thing about Auto insurance is to remember to have a good agent who keeps you informed if you keep them informed as to your activities. Price is certainly important, but not at the expense of good coverage. I was an independent broker so I could go to any company to find the kind of coverage needed by the customer.
2016 will be a very important year in many ways. We have just elected our mayors for the next four years. We will be electing one US Senator, all our US Representatives and of course a President. I certainly hope over half of the registered voters will make this decision instead of the minority that chose office holders this year. There are some excellent candidates that are or will be running. Get to know them, see if you can agree with their point of view. Just because a name is on the ballot doesn't mean they should be leading us, spending our tax money, making new laws and extending more control on our lives.
A good idea our son in Idaho gave us really helps in deciding what to get our grandsons for Christmas. We simply get them a gift card for a store they like and our Christmas shopping is done. Have a wonderful Christmas, help support the organizations that meet the needs of the less fortunate, and bring the spirit of Christmas into your life.