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Only a day

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We go through our lives thinking it was “only a day.” But few days are only a day. For instance yesterday I found out a friend’s wife is suffering with cancer. A day will never be only a day to her again. When you have your health its easy to take days for granted. When you have a roof over your head and a meal in your stomach its easy to take life for granted.

The longer we have our health and food shelter and a job, the more the little crap that doesn’t matter creeps in. I rarely now step outside and don’t remember to appreciate it because I have the health to do it. I find joy in whatever I’m eating because I’ve gone hungry before. And every day I go downtown and see homeless people I’m thankful for a roof over my head.

No matter how much it seems like only a day to you there is a gem in every one of them if you allow and look for them.

At Ease Sailboat
Photo by Mike Hartley

So untie yourself from the dock, hoist that sail and enjoy the breeze called life. Is hoist the right word to use? I’m not a sailor.

Random Thoughts of the Day

Even though it’s not healthy to live through your children its wonderful to live for your children.

I’m learning to become more of a hard ass in negotiations, especially if I feel others are going to try to take advantage.

Some days I work on my people skills by avoiding them.

Why do some not honor commitments?

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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