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Minute-less Mondays

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By far the tightest day schedule-wise for me. Such is life, I’ll still squeeze every minute. Days like this push you to think smart. Yeah I know that is a stretch for me but bare with me.

Look for the light.
Photo by Mike Hartley

Did I accomplish all I had on my to do list. Not even close. Did I prioritize right? Probably not, but I did get some critical things done, yep.


I’m blessed with people that are close to me who run the gamete of the success spectrum. And I’m judging success in many different ways. From those who are very smart and have applied themselves at the highest levels matched with a great work ethic. All the way to those have gone through life on cruise control, do the least possible and even managed to coast through most of life unscathed because they have some smarts.

I’ve seen people overcome strong additions and face substantial medical challenges. I’ve seen people strike out on their own in the business world and be successful. I’ve watched people find faith and belief they never had know for decades before.

I’ve observed people struggle through relationships and end up very happy in the long run. I’ve also seen some end badly but people be the better for it.

I’ve watched families I thought would never have an issue fraction apart and some I thought might never be a family unit pull together. Watching people stick together and pull together and overcome together is a wonderful thing.

I’ve learned and used their strength to inspire some of my own trials. I’ve learned from their mistakes and tried not to repeat them, not successfully all the time. They have taught me to not give up. They have taught me forgiveness. They have taught me to think.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • Its a long ride to work each day. The ride home seems much shorter for some reason.
  • Gas stations will show you where it is expensive to live.
  • Sometimes the moon is almost as brilliant as the sun.

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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