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In the flow

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I feel like I’m in a good flow of both mental and physical health right now. Oh, there is a ton of things I can improve on. My diet and exercise to name a few. Yeah, I got aches and pains, that’s what older people get. I’m cancer-free and no other major issues to my knowledge. So I’m appreciating and loving each day I’m up and about.

A wave with a smile. Photo by Mike Hartley

That love and appreciation for each day seem like a simple thing but it’s hard to pull off from my life experience. I had to learn to be happy with myself and its taken a lifetime. I’ve had to learn to not let others control my emotions. I’ve had to learn to balance the various facets of professional, personal, and social life. I’ve had to learn how to prioritize and do the best I can and be happy with that effort. I’ve been my own worst enemy at times. I’ve been afraid of failure and I let that rule out opportunities. I let my mistakes stop me when I was taking chances and learning.

Steps to Where? Photo by Mike Hartley

Life is learning and adapting. Life is about appreciation and laughter. Each day is a blank slate to do as you will. Yes, things will affect that path but you also have control of directions, time, and being able to enjoy the journey.

So today my flow took me to the lawnmower. I know you didn’t see that coming. The mower is a wonderful place to think. I’m not sure if it’s the endorphins from the exercise or just the drone of the motor and letting my mind wander. I guess that is one benefit of having a good-sized yard. You get a couple of hours of uninterrupted thought.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • I hope my kids know I think about them every day. Lots of times per day.
  • Don’t you hate it when it rains all weekend and the reward for that is having to cut the yard during the workweek?
  • In normal times living near a college must be cool.
  • You don’t need a metal detector to find treasure.

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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