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Time is sweet

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Watching a young child grow is one of the special things in life. To see them discover and develop each day is a joy. Their innocence is delightful. Their wonder and discovery of things is a marvel to watch.

To see them figuring things out on there own is inspiring. That investigative look in their eyes. Or watching actions of those around them and quickly adapting them.

There outstretched arms towards you wanting to be lifted to the heights they can’t get to yet. The emotions of happiness and sadness that are so sudden and genuine.

The love of their hugs is so warming. The insistence of their pointing to what they want. The excitement and speed of their gate when they have first learned to walk and on a mission to get to the next destination. The surprise and shock when they fall.

My own children gave me these gifts and now my granddaughter is giving me them again. I’m one happy grandfather and father.


Those were some storms that rolled through today. I haven’t seen clouds move like that in some time.

Photo by Mike Hartley

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • I’m very glad I never spent time joining or reading anything on Twitter.
  • Few elected leaders are really leading. I think we need to remove them from their safety bubble so they can learn what the rest of us are feeling.
  • Missions become more important when time is limited.

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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