With another new year here, there are those same resolutions that don’t seem to go away – losing some weight, exercising more, eating healthier, finishing one project before starting another.  Self- improvement is good thing, but doing good things with others can make life even sweeter.  I’m thinking of our Hickory Nut Gorge community and neighboring regions which the Mountain Breeze for 32 years continues to serve.

Doing things together is teamwork. It’s where each player has an active, important role, an equal link in the chain, where individual ideas are valued whether or not they are implemented.  Involvement at any level makes you part of the team.  Everyone is eligible.

Why teamwork? A group effort often accomplishes much more than the individual alone.

What’s the next step? This winter edition of The Mountain Breeze can help with some suggestions.  Check out Hickory Nut Gorge Outreach, p 9, Lake Lure Classical Academy, p 7, Hickory Nut Chamber of Commerce, p 8, Mountains Branch Library, p 25, Lake Lure Flowering Bridge, p 34 and Hickory Nut Gorge Foundation p 17. Go to your town’s website to see where help is needed.   The Lake Lure Lions Club, your local church and fire department and are always community minded with volunteer opportunities.

Winter’s calming crystal sparkle over a quiet Lake Lure, the new Gymnatorium  – a new  multi-purpose space for the entire community, a healthy and expanding charter school and every good thing our many community organizations continue to do give us hope and challenge for a bright new year.

In this new season, beyond the challenging weather quirks of Mother Nature, we can become partners in something greater than ourselves. Goodwill strengthens any community. So let’s get going.  Make that first inquiry – you have the information in your hands!  That first connection may lead to an action which can make a big difference in your life and your community.

There is always something we can do for each other.  Let’s get it done together.