Thursday, May 15, 2014

Goal-Setting Advice from an Unlikely Source

I got some sound advice last night.  My yogurt spoke to me.

Yes - you did just read that right.  My y-o-g-u-r-t spoke to me.  Now, before you decide I have lost touch with reality, I should point out that it didn't actually speak - not aloud, anyway. But it delivered a message that I received, loud and clear.

Actually, it was a container of frozen yogurt.  100 calories in a 4 oz. cup.  There was a box of 12 of them in my fridge - Healthy Choice Greek Frozen Yogurt.  (DISCLOSURE: No one  paid me to write about this yogurt or requested that I do so, and these ideas are entirely my own.  I simply want to share this experience with you!)

I pulled one of the cups of frozen yogurt out of the box without even looking, not really caring whether I consumed Vanilla or Strawberry. Then I looked down to peel the foil wrapper off the top.  WHOA!

IT SPOKE TO ME! 


I took a picture, so I could prove it!  Would this have spoken to you too?

This yogurt container told me to “MAKE A PLAN AND MAKE IT HAPPEN!”

Oh my gosh - what good advice!  I immediately began to wonder, “Does this mean making a better plan for producing my blog?  Maybe this refers to our family reunion I am trying to organize for this summer.  Could this be about ...”

In a split second, the practical part of me realized - “Oh, wait ... this was entirely random that I was the person to get this cup of yogurt.  This message wasn't actually directly intended for me.”  But that is the beauty of it.  It is good advice for anyone - and we can each apply it as we best see fit.  

Thanks Healthy Choice, for this delicious message! I peeked in the box, and the remaining yogurt cups have lots of other fun inspiring things to say as well!

Making a plan and making it happen is truly a great way to make the most - of all our moments!

Has an inanimate object every spoken to you?


6 comments :

  1. Hi.
    I have come here through NaBloPoMo, and found this post riveting.
    Indeed, your yogurt cup 'speaks' to you!
    Have a wonderful day.

    Romi @ Letters from the Land of Cherry Blossoms

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    1. Hi Romi
      Thanks! I am thrilled to have had a comment from a reader in Japan! I have read several posts from your blog, and really have enjoyed them. I'm glad that you found my blog, and hope you visit often!

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  2. If it makes you think, it was speaking to you! The words are inspiring, and the graphic is pretty too! Almost makes me want to eat yogurt :).

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    1. I'v always loved any kind of yogurt. I think even people who normally don't enjoy it though, sometimes like the Greek variety. This frozen yogurt really just tastes a lot like ice-cream!

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  3. That's great advice. Here's one I have posted by my bathroom mirror: "Without GOALS and PLANS to meet them, you are like a SHIP that has set sail with no DESTINATION." -Fitzhugh Dodson
    It helps remind me to set good goals and take steps to see them through. Thanks for sharing, and now I am craving some yogurt! :)

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    1. That is a great quote as well! From your blog I can tell that you must be a good planner! I have loved following it :)

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