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Solitude

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Every once in a while I try to take a portion of the day to think to myself. Usually on a walk, but sometimes just around the home when I’m alone. When I was younger with children the time was every Saturday or Sunday for 3 hours on the lawnmower. Just the hum of the motor and my thoughts. When it was pre-children days it was on a basketball court by myself. I would run drills over and over till I worked out issues. Sometimes on my commute which is a long one. Radio off, just the road and my thoughts.

Alone with one's thoughts. Photo by Mike Hartley

Alone with one’s thoughts.
Photo by Mike Hartley

And even with all that time and thought I’ve still done the wrong things from time to time. At least I’ve always known what I was doing was wrong and I try not to repeat that often.

Take that walk, pause and reflect. Always be honest with yourself. Photo by Mike Hartley

Take that walk, pause and reflect. Always be honest with yourself.
Photo by Mike Hartley

Having a few minutes to think things through, make good choices and develop the courage to stick to the right decision. For we all have to live with ourselves and unless you spend some time reflecting and thinking on moving forward, it’s a tough road.

We are all small when compared with our planet. But we are capable of wonderful things. Photo by Mike Hartley

We are all small when compared with our planet. But we are capable of wonderful things.
Photo by Mike Hartley

Author: Mike Hartley

With a lifetime and a half in the Newspaper industry I'm preparing for my retirement career as an Artist, Writer, Photographer and Video content provider. I'm a proud father of two wonderful children and I'm still married to the first girl I fell in love with and probably only one that would have me.

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