WSV Columnist Charles Thomas writes, “While it’s great to aim high, such lofty goals have a major downside. When our resolution is to lose 50 pounds, it’s hard to get very excited when we’ve lost five pounds. That’s just a drop in the bucket, a mere 10 percent of the goal! But when we start smaller and make our initial goal to lose five pounds, we can celebrate an actual victory as we plan how to take the next step.”

“For my small part, one movement that struck home for me was the #IRunWithMaud campaign, in which people ran 2.23 (in memory of the date on which Arbery was killed) in honor of his birthday on May 8. I am a runner, so I thought that this was something I could do.”