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Sweet Sweat

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Sweating on the first day of Fall. I love it. And when it’s warm my mind wanders to the beach. And when my mind wanders to the beach I’m lost in bliss. Well, that was the case for about 15 minutes as I laid outside catching some of the summers last rays. I didn’t sleep that well so I thought 15 minutes on the lounge chair would be splurging on laziness.

Plus I needed a few minutes to relax the mind. It’s already racing too fast and that vacation comfort zone is being eroded. Yesterday was like a holeshot in a dragster.

The days are numbered for a warm breeze to fly your kite in.
Photo by Mike Hartley

I’m not a fan of starting off the week knowing the amount of free or unscheduled time is nill. Coming off vacation to a drag race of life is always a jarring experience.

But we will go on because that is a nice struggle. I’m not fighting life-threatening health issues or poverty or loss of loved ones. I’m not hungry, my clothes are acceptable and clean. My family and friends are healthy so life is damn good.

Keeping the proper perspective is important and something I take for granted once in a while. Yes, life is tough at times. We all have lost loved ones and had a family crisis or two or more. We all hit financial issues. Well, most of us normal folks. Responding and reacting to these events and just the daily events we all experience is the key.

Those who are alone its a tough road. You have to be your own coach, cheerleader and star player. Victories aren’t celebrated together and defeats have to be born alone. I felt that when I was much younger. And I haven’t forgotten that feeling. Maybe that is why I have such a strong family and a large group of very good friends.

They are very important to the success and just making it through the day to day life. Find yourself a good support system and it will make life much more enjoyable.

Good thing the dentist called to reschedule my cleaning. Just finished a bucket off.
Photo by Mike Hartley

So let’s get this Monday popping and gear it up for another day on the job that pays the bills.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • The hardest part of cleaning up my office is getting started.
  • I’m within four pounds of seeing a number less than 200.
  • Some 16 year olds are wise beyond their years.
  • Boy some of my rock star heros are getting old.
  • Could be a cool ride home this morning with the top down.
  • Stain sticks save my wardrobe.
  • If you want evidence society is breaking down – take a drive.

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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