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Time well spent, some dreams

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A day with my grandchild is time well spent. Can’t do much else but that is one of the great benefits of watching a very young child. You know I think the beauty of being a grandparent is the time we take now to appreciate a young one growing up. When you’re the parent in the thick of it, the time to enjoy, absorb and reflect on your children is limited.

It was a very bright day.
Photo by Mike Hartley

Partially due to the fact that you’re so tired from the care of the infant as a parent that your mind just reverts to rest where and when it can. Though I must say I see my daughter appreciating each moment of her. It’s so rewarding to see your children show the love you had for them and more with their children.

We also had the great pleasure of sharing the day with her great grandparents which made it a very special day indeed. Children bring life to a room. They bring smiles and emotions that are good for the spirit. I know she makes me feel young even though I’m not. I know she makes me think the greatest thing I accomplish is to make her content and happy. It brings the spirit of love to you that sometimes through time gets diminished.

What dreams have I not started on yet? was the “Question of the Day” on a site I follow called Pointless Overthinking. It got me thinking about what I haven’t gotten to yet. The first one that came to mind was writing a book. The next one was learning to play an instrument. Then some more started to populate my mind.

Retiring early was a nice dream most of my life but I didn’t do the right things to make that happen. I dreamed of owning another muscle car in my lifetime. I used to dream of becoming a grandfather. Now that that has been accomplished I dream of becoming a great grandfather.

I dream of becoming a successful photographer someday. I dream of living a long senior life with my better half. I dream of having a clean office. I dream of being a good sculpture of many different objects. I dream of having another pet someday. I dream of taking at least one more motorcycle ride.

I would love to go on with dreams, but I’ll be late for the game if I don’t get going.

Random Thoughts of the Day

I love the gift I have of being able to make babies smile.

Decisions are worth thinking about.

Read something on Freestyle writing. Might give it a shot. I already feel like I do it partially already.

I’ve got to get an early start on my one free day of the weekend or I’m not going to stand a chance of catching up.

I’m going to veg out watching the NBA game for the next 3 hours. I wish it wasn’t such a late start.

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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