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"The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never scoring." — Bill Copeland

How often we go through life dreaming of something more -- something better -- without any clue as to what that something more is. Yet, we squander time striving for the seeming impossible simply because we haven't taken the time or energy to define what that something more is.

 Knowing the right path to take to reach your destination requires knowing where you want to go. Strive today to refine your goals and dreams into something more than the vague notion that you want to find success. Take the time to define what success means to you.

Many find themselves without adequate work to meet the demands of their everyday lives -- particularly now when jobs seem to be few and far between. They set on on the journey to "find work" without any notion of what that work might be.

If you, like many of us, find yourself in the position where you must step outside your comfort zone, take some time to consider what you want and need. Setting goals defines the direction you must go.

Today, I am grateful for a warm, cozy home, the aroma of fresh-baked bread and wind chimes that play music for the soul. I am grateful for the calm, still air that envelopes the world, the sound of rain as it falls softly in the night, and the first rays of morning light. 
I am grateful for the ocean that teems with life, the forest that provides homes to weary moose and deer and for trees that stand strong throughout the seasons.
I am grateful for my family, for neighbors and for doctors who dedicate their lives to helping others. I am grateful for firemen who brave the raging fire to rescue those in need, for students who work long and hard to achieve their goals, and for teachers who show them the way. 
And, I am grateful for you, dear reader, as you stop to share my day. May you take time to refine your goals today and find much success as you go forward in the direction of your dreams.

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