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It’s OK

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I was thinking about how I’ve tried to look at things in a more positive light in this last decade or so. I’ve found life to be much better with this approach. Oh, I’m far from perfect at it and I started to get upset with myself sometimes when I slipped back into old habits.

Getting sucked into time wasters and in useless worry. Maybe some envy of things that catch your eye or ear. Add a little worry or extra time at the job for nothing. Maybe grit your teeth a bit in traffic. Yeah, that small stuff that seems to just rise to the top of concerns when it shouldn’t even make the top 20.

So here is to a weekend that just leaves me smiling because of the people I’m around, the times we share and the few minutes of creative time I’ll try to squeeze in.


Get ready for a chill. The air tonight has that crisp feel to it. With the mild temps the last few months we haven’t had to worry about ice or snow. And I kind of like it.

Don’t let winter freeze your activities.
Photo by Mike Hartley

Maybe tomorrow would be good practice trying to illustrate cold without any ice or snow to play off of. Always good to challenge oneself. I’ll have to see what I can come up with.


Random Thoughts of the Day

  • A toast to a good friend no longer with us this evening. A huddle of friends with some words of respect, but lots of smiles and laughs as we remember.
  • There is a baby sleeping in this house for the first time in a long time. So excuse me, I have to type softly.
  • Only 127 days till Summer.

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 “It’s OK

  1. All sounds good.

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