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First of all, I’m wishing everyone a safe holiday season. One where happiness and compassion replace greed and hostility. Where we all take a pause and celebrate family and friends. And if you see someone who is lacking in those areas or other essentials that we have the capacity to help them in some way. I’m finding the more I think about how fortunate I am and how I can help someone less so, the happier I am.

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So one more day at work and I’m free from the job that pays the bills. I’m thinking the homes will start to smell with the flavors of the feast for the family dinners this coming evening. The stores are probably frantically selling out of the last components of the feast. Highways, terminals and transit are frantic. Ah the holidays.

Well as you can see I’ve gotten in the balloon spirit for the Parades tomorrow morning. My Mother used to love them so. She used to decorated big store windows when she was younger. And she loved getting us kids up early to watch the Macy’s parade. I miss sitting and hearing her in the background cooking and asking which balloon or float was passing by.

So many things have changed with my parents gone for so long now. But I hope I’m making or have made some memories for my children to have to hold onto.

I was just also thinking about how things have changed for work and the holidays. Xmas parties are a thing of the past. Even the pre Thanksgiving or Thanksgiving day meals at the job taken care of by the company or in the early days at small companies were we all just brought things in and had our own party. When I first went to the company that pays the bills, they really took care of people who worked holiday shifts. Well, life changes and so did they. And if you think I’m just griping about them without doing anything about it myself your wrong. Just offered my teammates a holiday meal on me.

Random Thoughts

Too tired for thought.

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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