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Life’s great pleasures

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Had a wonderful morning with my Son today. I can’t tell him or his sister how proud I am of them often enough. I love being a father. Never knew it would be such a joy. But it really has been and continues to be. I have an appreciation for these days more than ever because my kids make them very special. Can’t wait to have a dinner with my daughter this week.

Another one of the pleasures of life is having a life partner. Someone that really knows you. All your good and all your faults. And I certainly have a few faults. And despite that, they stick with you for better or worse, in sickness and in health and richer or poorer. I really got lucky with the girl who said “I Do” to me.

Dragonfly or bi wing plane?
Photo by Mike Hartley

And finally the last of life’s great pleasures on today’s list, a short work week. Yep vacation time is a special thing to be appreciated and well used. And I’m ready for that.

Random Thoughts of the Day

A job can be really good with good co-workers and bosses. Of course the inverse is true also.

I like the commercial where the Dad is acting like a dinosaur and carrying his two young children on his feet.

I’m trying not to let how I feel physically affect my attitude or my ability to carry on normally.

I’m disgusted by politics, but I will not let that deter my desire to vote.

I’m glad I don’t gamble for a living.

OK, will I resist the temptation to buy a Mega Millions and Powerball ticket?

Some days work is just plain frustrating. Other days I’m off.

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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