Many times throughout our lives, we set out to “win the race”…..cross over that finish line.  This can be true in so many areas where we set out with a goal in mind.  When we put our heart and soul into something important, it can be crushing when we do not “win.”  However, just because our goal was not achieved in the way we thought it should be,  does not mean we lacked success.  It is what we learned in the process, and the inner strength we found, that makes us a real winner.