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Nothing else matters

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I was going through my drafts again and found a post entitled “Nothing else matters”. It was about something else but it made me think of some news I heard recently about an old coworker. Apparently his health has taken a very bad turn. It both reminded me that I’m not that many years behind him in age and that we both had the same cancer.

Surfer weather. Photo by Mike Hartley

It reminded me to use every day and every minute with what I hold dear. I spent a good amount of time with my granddaughter today for instance. The rest of the weekend will be with my better half. Thursday night was with my best friends. I’ll get by and see the parents soon. I’ll talk to or see my children.

Those are the things that matter. Do we have our health and can we see each other and share good times. It’s pretty simple.

It reminded me that life is so short and that I should keep making some positive body and mind changes to extend it as best I can.

It reminded me to pull out the camera every day. And today I did with a nice series of my granddaughter and my daughter. And now I’m busy editing and printing. I’m also getting back to my photo site which I really need to finish populating and organizing.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • Friday night and Saturday morning are peak calmness of spirit time for me.
  • I’ve learned a lot about myself since I started blogging.
  • I wonder which people are panicking more about. Their losses in the market or fear of getting sick?
  • These times we are learning how fragile our society is and how the medical profession while advanced in many things, doesn’t know everything about everything.

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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