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Thankful day again

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I’m thankful that both of my daughters who are teachers will be doing it remotely this first semester. They teach in different counties in the great state of Maryland. I was very concerned a few weeks ago when federal pressure was being applied for the return to students in schools again. Just like the economy, schools won’t return to normal until the virus is under control.

Sort of like our future, there is sun behind the storm. Photo by Mike Hartley

I’m thankful that a general election is coming up. I hope the events have at least inspired people to vote. Personally I’ve never failed to vote in any election. I think this right is taken for granted by far to many. The more people that vote makes us a stronger nation.

I’m thankful that I have a loving family. I don’t take that for granted because I see so many families not having that luxury. And that is a real shame because if we can’t solve problems and issues within families we will have problems solving other issues as well outside them.

I’m thankful that I feel appreciation for so many things. That means I have a wealth that isn’t measured in money. I’m thankful to have the insight to not worship money, greed and to have a sharing bone in my body for those less fortunate.

I’m thankful for having finally gotten a balance on my work and personal life. Yes, it took me several decades to get there but at least I’m there and happy that I’ve had a few years to appreciate it.

I’m thankful that I can take the time and keep searching for truths and not lazy to just accept one or two opinions or follow people blindly because of their position.

I’m thankful that I’ve been able to develop an appreciation for the environment I live in. I try not to be wasteful. I try to respect the world I live in. I try to conserve resources.

I’m thankful to have a roof over my head and food to eat each day. I’m thankful for my health.

I’m glad I continue to think of things I’m thankful for as I go through each day in life. It’s a lot better than worrying about things I don’t have or desiring things I don’t even need. It’s good to just stop and be satisfied with all I do have.

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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