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Guilt and action

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I’ve been neglect on catching up with some of my favorite bloggers. I’ve been neglect on giving my car a bath. I’ve been neglect on my carving. I’ve been neglect on getting my office cleaned and organized. I’ve been neglect on setting up my stereo system. Well time to get those and many more things off the list and completed.

It’s not like I haven’t been busy. And what I’ve been busy with will always be the priority, but I’ve got to get better at fitting all the other wishes in at the same time. Isn’t life grand. I’d rather have too much on my plate than be bored.

My kind of ride, 2 seats no roof.
Photo by Mike Hartley

But I find guilt creeping back into my mind. Why can’t I do more. Did I really give it my best effort. Even when I do sometimes I feel like my best effort should be more. And worst of all I think I’ve passed a bit of this trait to my children. Its taken me decades to kind of be alright with myself. I hope they don’t fight that battle and know they are alright now and every day.

And that brings me to the action part. The more action I take each day the less guilt has time to enter into my mind. The more I feel that best effort was all that could be done. The more I feel and can look at accomplishment. So here’s to action.

I did have some accomplishments today and it’s not over till it’s over, so back to work.

Random Thoughts of the Day

If you like your car, washing it is not a chore, it’s a joy.

A special day ahead for a special person to me.

Most of the time, I work very well under pressure. But there are moments when the stress of it wins out.

My hair is turning white, my necks always been red and my collars still blue. Love me some Skynyrd. Billy Powell could tickle those ivory’s.

Getting a lot of email can be a good thing also.

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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