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Look from multiple angles and deep inside

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I find it good to look at issues as many ways and listen to conflicting opinions to come to my own. This is getting harder to do being that things are so far apart now. The gap between the truth is so great, I start to question it, trust little and even listen less. I can see why things are getting further apart for some people. But I will try to be open and keep listening.

Feeling blue.
Photo by Mike Hartley

But today different angles, to me is how I’m looking at life. I just realized I was getting a bit self-absorbed and lazy again. I’d been forgetting every minute is an opportunity, despite the difficulties of the day, I’m going to make the best of every minute. I find it helpful even when I feel like crap occasionally. And I’m going to use the free minutes and seconds I have much better.

And at 60 you don’t want to be wasting any time at all. I’ve got a ton to do and a ton to catch up on, and here I am coasting along, wasting time on TV and reading too much news crap. I need to live. I need to create. I need to love. I want to get back to looking at what I’ve accomplished each day and feeling good about it.

Trunk acne.
Photo by Mike Hartley

The other thing is to look at beauty. For instance this trunk is far from the most attractive you might come across. But the strength and the age rings inside it are probably a wonder to behold. I’ve been looking at surface beauty and man-made stuff instead of looking deep at both nature and people. I think the more at peace I am, and in a positive frame of mind, the more I’ll be able to do my best work.

So here’s to looking both ways and deeply. Enjoy the moment, enjoy the day.

Random Thoughts

Listening to a game on the radio is fun. It allows you to do some other things while enjoying a game. Go Terps

Convertibles don’t like snow. I got tired of hearing mine bitch so I just went out and brushed it off.

Go Navy, beat Army.

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.

One thought on “Look from multiple angles and deep inside

  1. I love the trunk acne photo – a great reminder to think about the strength on the inside.

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