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Satisfying Saturday

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Ah, that warm soft sand of the early morning sunrise on the Atlantic coast. Only cooled by the incoming wave. Found this picture and thought about contentment. And I’m very content this evening. Had a wonderful dinner with some lifelong friends. Talked for hours about the transitions we are all making in life. Most are great, some are tough, but we are loving life for the most part.

Give me a sunset or sunrise.
Photo by Mike Hartley

I feel very lucky and fortunate enough to say that. That I’m loving life. I’ve slowly been overcoming a fairly negative attitude about various aspects of life for a long time. And I’m going to keep that change going because it improves the quality of my life so much. Oh I slip, don’t get me wrong. There may be a few things I never get over. But I’m trying.

Life can be tough. It really is sometimes, but most of the time its easy. I’ve stopped taking the simple things for granted. I’m appreciating the wonderful things I do have and not wanting for something else. Well I do look forward to retirement some day from one career at least. It’s funny that I can’t seem to wait for that retirement day to come. But that means I’ll be a good bit older than I am now and that I’ll be giving up something I’ve loved for decades. It will be a tough transition in some ways. But in the mean time I’m going about enjoying each day before then, as well.

A very good friend at work once told me “Make it work for you”. He was talking about the job at the time but its a good way to look at life. Don’t wait for others to make it perfect. Get busy yourself.

Random Thoughts of the Day

I’m looking forward to a special visit to a special place tomorrow.

I’ve got to give this blog more of a commitment each day and improve the quality of the content.

It’s not staying up late with your immersed in something you love.

I wonder who I can help tomorrow besides 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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