THREW Mikes EyEz

Original Writings, Images, Video and Artworks of Mike Hartley


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Have you done your best? Have you tried your best? Then relax.

Pressures mount, expectations run wild in your head. Time runs short. Go ahead, relax, you earned it.

Don’t feel you need to top yourself each year. Don’t cut someone off going for that parking space. Relax and take a few deep breaths.

Captain Skully Photo by Mike Hartley

As Christmas ornaments come out from family member that has passed, take a deep breath, smile at their memory. Relax and go sit down and look at a photo of them.

Are you stressed about what greeting to say? Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy Hanuka, Merry Kwanzaa. Relax, just say what comes to you naturally and smile.

Are you uptight about the travel involved? Cramped airline seats, long trips in a car. Waits in lines at the gates and on the interstates. Relax, you will get there and in better spirits.

Are you frustrated that you couldn’t do more for your family and friends? Relax, just showing up and being there is a gift that is most important. Give the gift of time throughout the year. That can top anything you can buy.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • Hard not to smile while hanging Christmas ornaments.
  • Does it seem there is less of an emphasis on New Years Day?
  • Most families have real problems. Some never overcome them.

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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