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Original Writings, Images, Video and Artworks of Mike Hartley


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I was kind of glad to see the rain this morning. It removed any temptation to go out and do some yard work before breakfast. And that allowed me to completely enjoy the breakfast buffet for one of my best friends birthday. It’s kind of an annual event now which I look forward to.

It’s also satisfying to know that my mental outlook is good again to start another work week. Always goes easier if the right mindset is in gear to start the journey. Better than starting the week all strung out.

I’m having trouble stringing my guitar.
Photo by Mike Hartley

I was thinking today how much time I’ve wasted in my life being angry. Kind of disappointed in myself actually. I should be working on kindness and love. Instead I allow anger and frustration to take away valuable time that could be spent making things better. At least I recognize this now and can work towards being better at life.

There are some special events coming up in May. Some of them celebrations. Some of them remembrances. Some difficult ones in fact. It’s interesting how events become ingrained in your mind forever. I can remember the day, time and my exact location when I got the call of my Mom having a major stroke. I can remember the temperature, the song that was on the radio. I can remember that sinking feeling and heading to the hospital. I can remember where I parked, walking into the emergency room. I can remember a lot about the following days before she passed. I think I’ll go look at some old photos and try to remember some good days also.

This week I also have to get in touch with a few people fighting some serious issues and give them some moral support. This is overdue and won’t be postponed again.

Random Thoughts of the Day

I hope to never lose the joy in how much fun it is to eat.

Keeping up with technology is nice. But it’s not the most important thing. Finding the right technology and the right benefits for you is when it works.

I’m finding minutes in the day and making better use of them.

The biggest disappointment is the lack of good leadership in so many places, when the need is so great.

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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