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Monday ruffled feelings

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I have a big problem when I feel I’ve been disrespected. When its done repeatedly it’s not just disrespect, it’s a message. Today was one of those days. I have a good number of those days sometime. So either I’m slow on the uptake, like the abuse or just an idiot for not doing something about it.

Well I do speak up. So much so that it has cost me. So I’m learning to keep my mouth shut. That is a very difficult task for yours truly. But as I spent a few moments thinking about it again today, I thought to myself that I don’t respect these people anyway so why would I care what they think or do?

A few times in my life I’ve forgotten this important equation. They only have the power if I give it to them. So today I regained my power. And that has resulted in a better frame of mind and less stress.

Pit crew – surgery in progress.
Photo by Mike Hartley

I wish people could work more successfully as teams but I’m not sure that is the objective of companies or governments or even personal relationships. In this world of my way or the highway it’s becoming a lost art. Only winners and losers.

Sometimes I’m so discouraged in the world I’m leaving my children. And I’m disappointed in myself for not working harder to change it.

Random Thoughts of the Day

Feeling for an old friend who lost his wife.

I’m trying to eat right. More like right around every corner.

I’m trying remember how much a gift each day is. Kind of keeps my attitude in check.

I don’t know why the sound of a radical cam sounds so good.

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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