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Starting gun

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Starting the week with the right mindset is important. And this week I’m successful at that. A friend was sharing with me how much he dreads Monday mornings. I sometimes dread Sunday nights which is the start of my workweek and have for a lot of years. Sometimes now though it doesn’t bother me or it bothers me more than ever. I think it’s approaching retirement time that either allows me to think this is on the tail end of the long journey and enjoy it, or it puts me into a funk because I can’t dance around the house singing “I Don’t Have to Go TO WORK.”

Far from the productive day, I was hoping to have today, but I did do some editing and made some close friends some prints I think they will like. I’ll see them on Thursday and see if that assumption is correct.

You know sometimes I think my children can sense when I need to see them. And the nice thing is they act on it. Some of us are just fortunate fathers.

So much violence in the news. Maybe the blog post title was a bad choice. I wasn’t thinking of all the shootings over the weekend but it’s ironic. I think I heard a talking head saying that the summer is when gun violence usually picks up. Life is so cheap to some people or holds no value at all.

Honey, I’m taking the Dog for a Walk? Photo by Mike Hartley

It’s interesting the things you learn about yourself along the way in life. Sometimes these lessons are internal but also it’s important to take external ones. Sorting all the opinions out is the difficult part. But I’m good at adapting and making life the best possible, at least in my later years of life I’ve developed that ability.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • Getting back to laughing more feels good.
  • Hats off to the inventor of shrimp tacos.
  • I’ve got to start grilling more this week.
  • I hope to start an important project this week. Well several of them now that I think about it.

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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