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Only a Day

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It’s never “only a day.” It’s a series of events that you try to make as positive and cherished as possible. I never used to look for these as part of the day. I was just cruising through life not taking the true appreciation for each day, or focused on the wrong things. I’ve been doing better all the time but still slip and waste some time here and there.

Contentment
Photo by Mike Hartley

Don’t get me wrong, for instance, I took a nap with this baby the other day and that was the most restful hour or two of sleep I’ve had. I put my hand on her back and she would occasionally move up closer to me. Even though that was the middle of the afternoon it was a great use of time. It brought us both joy.

Of course, she had to have a treat when we woke. With retirement in sight within the next decade, I kind of dream of days where I don’t beat myself up for taking a nap. Days that allow for a more relaxed day where I can appreciate more small things. The more I look within for my own happiness, the more I’m pleased with my life.

And being surrounded by such good family and friends, I don’t need to travel the world, I don’t need expensive toys, I don’t need to eat at the best restaurant’s, I just need their company and companionship and life is great.


I think I’ll take the camera out tomorrow night. Been meaning to do a book on night photography. I should get moving on that. I’m not getting any younger.

Night Sunrise
Photo by Mike Hartley


Random Thoughts of the Day

At what point do senseless slaughters provoke action?

I’ve decided to spare you from the poor spelling and grammar I use. I’ve installed Grammarly.

To sleep during this beautiful afternoon felt like a waste.

Finding words is kind of fun. It reaches deep into you to describe your feelings.

I had a long wait at the doctor’s office today. I spent the time observing people. I noticed that older people are more friendly.

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.

One thought on “Only a Day

  1. Seems you are on the right track Mike. One day at a time. Pleasure in small things. That is awesome.
    Pls don’t wait for your retirement to keep enjoying these small pleasure. Today is the only day we have

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