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Giving thanks to March

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This has been a wonderful month. I went into it with high expectation and they have been exceeded. Our first grandchild has come and that has changed so much for me. I find myself and my family changed, all for the better. I’m seeing my daughter and her husband becoming parents. I see my better half beaming again like I saw decades ago.

I’d like to give thanks to a number of things. To having the best children a father could be bestowed. I feel like one of those fathers in the stands at the March Madness watching their sons and daughters succeed. I feel more at peace with myself. Of course I give thanks to skilled doctors and technicians who brought my first grandchild into the world.

Amateur photographer (me) photographing what appears to be professional photographer. At least I got rid of my spare tire. Maybe that’s what I need for better photos. 
Photo by Mike Hartley

I give thanks for having a job that pays the bills and a review that indicates they like what I do. I give thanks for no more blood test every 3 months. This would have been one of them. Now I got another 3 months before I fret. I’m thankful for the weather starting to change. And even though I’m in pain I’m thankful for the body and will that still allows me to take care of my own place.

I’m thankful for the ability and time to pursue some of my creative interest. Its come to a point where this is pure joy, a pleasure to sit and ramble on and share a few photos.

A couple of very close friends told me how much having a grandchild would change my feelings. They were right. Guess I had a lot of love and baby sounds buried deep in me.

I can’t believe the first quarter of the year is behind us.

Random Thoughts of the Day

My goal for April is to shoot something fresh each day of the month and post it.

My profession is slowly dying. Maybe I can reinvent it in retirement a few years down the road.

I have a dentist appointment I wish I could avoid but, I’ll go anyway.

I’m starting to be less afraid to say whats on my mind. You never know how many days you have left to express yourself.

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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