New Year's Resolutions in Bensalem Not All About Health

They run the gamut from serious to humorous.


Health is often the top subject when it comes to New Year's resolutions, and many Bensalem folks follow that traditional path.

Others are even more serious, while some can't hide their sense of humor when asked.

"I resolve to make eye contact with people and smile at them. It might be the only smile they get all day and they might even smile back or possibly drive them crazy but I like the thought of either one," said Janice Jedlinski, of Sandy Lane. "My husband, Mark, said he doesn't do resolutions because you should always be looking for ways to be a better person. He must have read that in a book somewhere."

Superintendent of Schools David Baugh's resolution involves priorities.

"I am resolving to spend more time on the daily little things. Staying in touch with friends, more time with the family, that sort of thing," he said.

Jon Liney, owner of the prom dress company on Pasqualone Boulevard, has a resolution that sounds more like a personal credo.

"Talk less and do more. Talking without action gives you exactly nothing," he said.

Eileen Khan, of Williamson Court, said her husband, Ash's, resolution is to "make it big" in 2012.

"Mine is to exercise more," she said.

Bensalem Patch editor Joe Hart is thinking along the same lines.

"Like so many other people, my New Year's resolution is to be healthier - eat better, exercise more and, of course, drop a few pounds," he said. "To be more specific using a football metaphor, I'd like to go from my current weight which is in the defensive lineman/linebacker range to that of a quarterback or tight end."

Pondeli Hajioannou, owner of the on Route 13, can offer a lot of help to those looking to get healthier. But when asked about his New Year's resolution he talked about his goals for the Bensalem Business Association, over which he presides.

"I want to have every business in Bensalem know about us. Knowing about us is all I want because in my mind once you know, you will want to join," he said. "I also want to have a business expo in Bensalem 2012 and help every business prosper in Bensalem in 2012."

Dan Taylor, of the Coventry Green development, said he makes the same health-related resolution every year.

"Lose weight and get myself in better shape. I always start out with good intentions but I seem to be making the same resolution each year."

Stephanie Oldham, of Williamson Court, chooses not to disappoint herself.

"I don't make resolutions," she said. "Why make something you're gonna break?"

Joe Hart January 01, 2012 at 07:20 AM
Happy New Year Bensalem!!!
Pondeli Hajioannou January 01, 2012 at 11:12 AM
Happy New Years everyone.
Wendy Saddler January 01, 2012 at 05:48 PM
Happy New Years to you as well.
Pondeli Hajioannou January 02, 2012 at 09:14 AM
Couple tips to help out with your new year’s resolution if it is to get in better shape. Plan 3 months of hitting the gym 3 times a week. Make sure you eat small meals every 3 hours. Cut out everything you know is bad for you. By March 31, 2012 you should see a huge difference. And if you feel you need to hire a trainer or go to a private gym, get in touch with me.


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