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Reality strikes hard, but I’m up for it

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Well back to the reality of earning a living hitting me in the face today. I have to say it was a somewhat relaxing and rewarding weekend. Felt good to grab a few frames while out and about. Felt good to spend some time with my better half. Felt good to spend some time with friends and my children.

A little closer to home.
Photo by Mike Hartley

Time is getting tight. Holidays are almost upon us. Its time for some of my health test again. It’s the busiest season at the job that pays the bills. Its open enrollment season for benefits and new election and choices are there. Just got a note to renew my trade name. And another letter reminding me its annual physical time again. If I looked at the pile of mail or at my to do list I could probably go on with ease.

Isn’t it great to be busy and alive. I’ve finally learned to just deal with things for the most part without stressing about just everything. But the medical stuff causes me great worry that I just can’t seem to escape. I’m not sure I’ll ever find a way to effectively deal with it. It is what it is. Either a clean bill of health or bad news.

I just read a great piece on Gratitude by Dr Perry.

Well, time to stop horsing around and get working again.

Just a little horse-play on a Monday.
Photo by Mike Hartley


Random Thoughts of the Day

I would like to see more people doing the basics again. Helping open a door for an elderly person or woman or just someone with their hands full. Asking if someone needs help if they obviously have lost their way. You know, the simple stuff.

Thinking of my Daughter this evening. Good luck tomorrow.

Apathy is killing our society in so many ways. What we eat. What we watch. What we participate in and don’t (example-voting). What knowledge we attain and think is important. So much of life is me focused. What is the path of least resistance. We have gotten lazy and stupid. Values our parents taught us are getting forgotten.

How wet is it?  Very

It took me several decades but I’m starting to gain confidence in myself.

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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