out of the mouths of…

The New Year’s Resolution for my 5-year-old nephew: “Learn how my new Pez dispenser works.” This goal is not only doable and exciting to him, but it also involves a tasty treat once achieved.

Sometimes we grown-ups set enormous goals for ourselves that make us miserable and then, when not achieved fully, put us into a situation of self-inflicted disappointment. Can’t we throw in a few small goals sometimes too? Ones that, well, are doable and exciting and involve a tasty treat once achieved?

Next month, I’m going to spend a long afternoon in a museum. And I’ll bring my journal so I can sit in their cafe for a bit, enjoying a treat and writing about my visit.


I think I just learned something about goal setting from a 5-year-old.