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Time to fire out

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What better reward in life than to be given the gift of time. I think about that when I get to see my grand-daughter. I want to be part of her life so therefore each visit, each word or funny face I get to make with her is a blessing. I think of that when I see my own children. I think of that when I see my better half. I think of that when I see my friends.

Fire out,
It’s the weekend.
Photo by Mike Hartley

Those are the things I cherish. But I’m even starting to appreciate the moments between those events, certainly not as much but enjoying the living moment to moment. Something like a simply journey to the store, cutting the yard, working at the job that pays the bills. It can all be fun if put in the right perspective.

And I’m also learning to take some me time. Something like listening to music more. Maybe a bit more writing. Maybe spending time thinking before I write. I know I haven’t made much use of that practice, but I think it would help me to be a better communicator.

So here’s to a good attitude and appreciation. I’m finding life easier with those two directions.

Random Thoughts of the Day

I love the way some songs make your mind reflect. I also like the ones that sometimes make me think I can run through a wall.

OK, the cameras come back out tomorrow with some fresh shooting.

When there is a baby over your shoulder there is always a warm feeling. Thank goodness for diapers and throw up cloths.

No really, that warm feeling from a child against your chest is life itself. And when that infant leans her head back and looks at you with those eyes, it’s a wondrous time.

I always wondered what my father would have liked for his birthday if he had lived longer. And then I think to myself that is the best birthday present I get each year. To be with my children. And I bet he would have liked that also.

I will finish that project I started last weekend.

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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