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Busy is good

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I’m finally getting a handle on busy. I just needed to prioritize and act. The more I prioritize that I really don’t need to do the more time I have. And if I spend that and the other time acting more gets done. It’s an interesting balance to maintain. Doing it often and correctly is entirely another matter.

Photo by Mike Hartley

Sometimes its very simple. Do I cut the lower back yard every week? Hell no, because it isn’t used and isn’t seen for the most part. I used to at one time cut it every week because I was concerned about the look of my yard. Yeah, I cut it every other week and nobody is the worse for wear.

Other times it’s very complicated decisions. Cancer woke me up a few times this last decade and changed my thinking. Family and friends are kings of my life and time now. Expressing myself in different ways is important to me. Be they just sharing time and love to taking a picture or writing or making something for them.

For years I prioritized some of the wrong things. Too much emphasis on career/work. Not enough on my children and wife. Sometimes for selfish fun. Not sorry I took some time for that but at times it was out of place.

At different times in your life, you might be asked to step up and put your life on hold. Caregivers know what this means. Grandparents raising children know of this. Caring for extended family or friends. These things can take busy to new levels. Just be careful.

But my busy lately has been balanced and good. Glad I have my health to stay busy.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • I’ve been listening to a lot of old Crosby Stills and Nash and CSNY lately. I wonder if its the influence of the long hair I have again.
  • I guess the people who don’t believe the virus is real or much to worry about don’t spend much time praying for the families affected by it.
  • World Teachers Day – Much love to the two wonderful teachers in our family and all those that do so much for our children.
  • The lack of common sense and ignorance among people is very disturbing.

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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