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Simple pleasures

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I like that feeling I get when I remember that ride home from the hospital after that last surgery a few years back. How fortunate I felt to be outside again, how good the sun felt. I can still remember what it felt like to be in a car and pulling out of a parking garage. And a month later what it felt like to be able to drive again. I still think of that day when the commute gets to me, and it turns the ride around.

Just the chance to be healthy enough to get up and get out is something I have taken for granted for a majority of my life. Its something I respect every day now.

Pleasures like how good a nice home cooked meal is. To be able to take a walk and see a sunset or sunrise. A hug from your child. Being licked in the face by your grand dog. Having a bed to sleep in and a favorite blanket.

I’ve got to get down and try this place. Maybe this weekend.
Photo by Mike Hartley

All I know is I’m a lot more thankful and appreciate each day now. It helps put the small stuff in perspective. It helps with small people also.


Random Thoughts of the Day

I just realized I have a laugh deficiency. I’ll have to work on curing that this week.

There certainly is a lot of puckering going on.

Disappointed in myself for letting a weekend slip by without shooting. I’ve got to make it like my daily workout if I want to accomplish my goals.

Sleeping when its raining, is sweet.

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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