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Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they've got a second. Give your dreams all you've got and you'll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you. William James


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Consider the steadfast snail that works steadily towards his goals, today. He doesn't look at the wall before him and give up because it seems too far away or the climb is too difficult. He begins his journey with determination and does not falter until he reaches his goal.

As humans, we often set out to achieve our goals filled with energy and dreams of a bright tomorrow, but give up when the way gets too difficult. Cultivate the habit of pushing past the momentary obstacles to find your second wind, today.


Today, I am grateful for writers who encourage the world to think in new and interesting ways, for scientists who explore our world and for theorists who go beyond the here and now. I am grateful for those with the courage to share new ideas, for those who are willing to entertains thoughts beyond the norm and for their willingness to share it with the world.


I am grateful for this wonderful creation we call earth that brings joy and peace and comfort to the soul. I am grateful for fresh clean earth to support flowers and vegetables, for clean water that trinkles down mountains and over rocks , and fresh air to breathe.


I am grateful for family that builds my foundation, for my children who step forth with courage and determination to reach their goals and a spouse that strives to reach his potential. 


And, I am grateful for you, dear reader, as you stop to share my day. May you run your race with determination and persevere knowing you will find a second wind to propel you in the direction of your dreams.

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