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Adapt and enjoy

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We all are adapting. Do we like it? No is the easy answer. The trouble is we’re not on the same page so this isn’t getting better. This morning I was discussing with a few co-workers the stress and anxiety you can see in everyone.

After that conversation was over my mind wandered to the day ahead and watching my granddaughter. And then it hit me. My survival guide for the next few months is going to be. I’m going to look at each day like a young child would, full of opportunities and possibilities, new experiences, and wonderful things to discover. But I’m going to act like an adult and exercise caution, take steps to be as safe as possible, listen to those with greater knowledge and act on those recommendations.

The first (thinking like a child) should improve and carry my outlook and attitude forward each day. The second (acting like an adult) will carry me to many more days beyond this crisis.


Some days are cereal days. Some are just a fruit and nut bar on the run. And then there are those days where you have some leftover steak from the night before and you decide to cook an egg with it and you get a double yoke. That is the sign of a good morning.

Photo by Mike Hartley

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • Sometimes I wonder where I’m going when walking on the treadmill.
  • I don’t know who came up with shrimp tacos but hats off to you.
  • My song for the day “Ain’t Wasting Time No More” by the Allman Brothers.
  • Time to step up again and support your local restaurants and small businesses.

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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