It seems as though we were just welcoming in 2019 the other day. But here we are, celebrating the arrival of 2020. Where does the time go? 

A new year gives us the opportunity to look back, evaluate our year, and then look ahead.  We can set new goals, reevaluate old ones, and perhaps have a fresh start.

Maybe you’ve already set some New Year’s resolutions for 2020. If so, you’re not alone. According to an article on, 60 percent of the people they interviewed set resolutions in 2019. Here are the top ten:

  1. Diet or eat healthier (71 percent)
  2. Exercise more (65 percent)
  3. Lose weight (54 percent)
  4. Save more and spend less (32 percent)
  5. Learn a new skill or hobby (26 percent)
  6. Quit smoking (21 percent)
  7. Read more (17 percent)
  8. Find another job (16 percent)
  9. Drink less alcohol (15 percent)
  10. Spend more time with family and friends (13 percent)

Are any of these on your personal New Year’s resolution list?  There are certainly some impressive goals there, but a few that we feel would be wise to add. Such as estate planning, having a will, and making memorial and cemetery arrangements in advance.  These are all important life decisions that not only impact you, but those whom you love.


We can help answer any questions you have about making memorial and cemetery arrangements in advance.  Give us a call at 888-204-3131 and a caring counselor will assist you.

We at Forest Lawn wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!