Today was a typical day on the prarie. I rose with the sun and saddled up my horse, ready to start my work. I had a definite plan in mind: checking on my cattle, making sure the fences were in good repair, and looking for any signs of predators or trespassers.
As I rode out, I saw my children running around in the yard, each with a definite purpose: my eldest son was riding his horse to check the perimeter, my daughter was gathering eggs from the chicken coop, and even the littlest ones were out helping their mama with chores.
I smiled as I watched them work. My children were a source of pride and definiteness. I knew that, whatever they decided to do with their lives, they would do it with determination and vigor.
I continued my ride and eventually made it to the cattle. They were all in good shape, and they had no trouble following my directions; I was always definite in how I handled them.
After taking care of the cattle, I rode back to the ranch, and as I did I eyed the horizon for any signs of trouble. All I saw were some vultures circling off in the distance, so I figured that was a good sign.
When I got back, my kids had already finished their chores and were ready to eat breakfast. I joined them at the table and we talked about our plans for the day. I was definite in what I wanted to accomplish, and I made sure that my kids understood that, too.
As the day went on, I continued to check on my cattle and ensure the fences were in order. I also made sure to keep an eye out for any predators or trespassers that might be lurking around. All in all, it was a day of hard work, but also of definiteness.
The sun was setting now, and I was glad to be heading back home. I had done what I set out to do, and I was proud of my children for all their hard work. I knew that the future was looking bright for us on the prarie.