Wouldn’t it be great if a person could get and have things and achievements just by wanting them? When I was young, I remember having to rake the lawn, and standing with rake in hand just staring at the leaves, wishing they would suddenly be carried by a magical breeze and deposited beside the curb for the street cleaners to retrieve in the morning. Needless to say, that didn’t happen, and I had to spend two days raking the lawn. Sometimes, even when you want something with all your heart, you can’t have it. This is no reason to be discouraged, but rather to work harder and be ready to roll with the punches. Instead of dwelling on what you can’t have, whether it’s a relationship with a certain person, a new pair of boots, or a mansion on the side of a hill, just enjoy your life – it may be the only one you ever get.