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Original Writings, Images, Video and Artworks of Mike Hartley


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Caring takes energy. It takes patience. It takes listening. It takes intuition. It takes drive and endurance. It takes dedication and answering a call.

Lots of people are called upon to care. Medical professionals are drawn to the care of others. Some parents are thrust into horrible situations with their children and rise to incredible levels of care and compassion. People care for animals by supporting rescues or doing them.

Photo by Mike Hartley

There is care for our older family members where the term caregiver comes up. There are simple cares like for the respect for the place you live in by not littering or someone caring to walk the local roads and pick up other’s trash.

There is care when fires and hurricanes devastate our states. There is care when blood supplies get low. There is care when you see someone stumble and fall. Many people care and come to the aid in auto accidents.

There are many brave people that step in at personal risk to protect those being abused. Many steps forward each day to work in the feeding of those who don’t have enough to eat.

Burial detail at Arlington National Cemetery. Photo by Mike Hartley

There are people cutting older Veterans yards. Many charitable organizations care. Many religious groups care. Well, at least the people working and contributing to them do. Many young people who care deeply and show it by defending the country.

There are so many acts of caring for each and every day that it gives the world hope. These are the acts that children should admire. These are acts that should inspire more acts.

Now there is a formation. Photo by Mike Hartley

I say this because even though I think and try hard to care about a number of people, issues and causes I know I can do better. The need is getting larger and will need all our help. So self-examination time to see what I can do better.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • I see KFC has dropped its “Finger Licking Good” slogan in the age of COVID. What, don’t people wash their hands before they eat? Well if its no longer Finger Licking Good I’m not interested.
  • I could look at clouds all day. Well maybe with some music.
  • There seems to be no shortage of people that will leave you shaking your head.
  • If someone has an idea of how to steer those hurricanes towards those fires speak up now?

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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