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Little and big treasures


It was family day and what a wonderful time. My better half took the mug that her parents had gotten us when we had our first child. Also a girl and filled it with flowers as they had and gave it to our daughter today. I think she was very touched. It was a grand time. We all got to hold the baby and have a relaxed lunch together at her home.

An old gift refreshed and passed on to the next generation.
Photo by Mike Hartley

It made my weekend to spend time with family and friends again. I make every opportunity I can available to the people I love. Sometimes its tough to concentrate on other things after a great weekend like this. I know when it nears its end it certainly doesn’t seem fair.

But work beckons and bills come and you know the routine. A kind of routine I was hoping to adjust as I age but with the way things are going I might just have to work a bit longer than I hoped for. That’s OK though, if it does positive things for those loved ones I’ll do it as long as the body and mind hold out.

For there is no sacrifice to great when the precious things in your life are concerned. I wished more people would look at their families and friends that way. And if you can’t, find someone you can, because it’s a wonderful thing.

Random Thoughts of the Day

So tomorrow is the wearing of the Green. Never really got into St Patrick’s day celebrations. Maybe it was that green beer I had as a youth that ruined it for me.

It felt good to do a little shooting and editing this weekend. Now if I can just keep picking up the camera each day, I’ll have more of a feeling of success.

I just made the executive decision to make this a short work week. Ain’t it great being in charge. Well at least having some vacation time stored up when you aren’t.

I love natural lighting.

Refreshing your surroundings can refresh your attitude.

If they are going to charge me more for gas it shouldn’t also take longer to pump.

I’ve been moving things on my to do list around. Not a healthy thing to do.

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.

3 thoughts on “Little and big treasures

  1. This is so refreshing. The love you have for and the joy you feel when you’re with your family flourishes in this well written piece.

  2. How sweet your wife presented the keepsake to your daughter. I am waiting for a photo of baby feet!!

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