Moorpark School Board Member Nathan Sweet sent in his New Year's Resolutions. I believe he has a promising future in local politics. Here is what he wrote:
It is that time again for us to make our New Year's resolution. I have been reading many resolutions in the press or posted on social media. Since over 90% of people fail to keep their New Year's resolution, I have decided to renew, what you could call, my continuous resolution.
I was inspired years ago by these words from Benjamin Franklin.
"Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man."
So, this year, as in years past, I will try each day to improve myself, either mentally or physically. To read more, and to learn something new each day in order to expand my knowledge and understanding of the world we live in and beyond. But, most importantly, I will continue to strive to be a better husband, father, friend, and citizen of my community. I will continue to try to have a positive impact on the world we live in and leave it a better place for our children. Although this resolution is not a new one, the New Year is the perfect time to reflect on the actions I have taken over the past year to accomplish this goal and renew my pledge of continuing it in 2014.
Thanks Nathan. I appreciate your service as a firefighter and school board member. Citizen is a powerful word. Thank you for reminding us.