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Time & Lucky Man

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Time – A great Pink Floyd song. But that isn’t what we are going to discuss today. My ever-increasing attention to utilizing time to its fullest because there is no time like the present. And time this week has been one wild ride. I think one of my best friends said something about me being a glutton for punishment. There is some truth in that statement but I can say I utilized the week well.

Time is the most precious gift you can receive. Well for anyone who enjoys living. Unfortunately, I know some are alive and don’t enjoy it, and I feel for them.

Photo by Mike Hartley

But I do and I’m trying to love every minute of it. My sense of appreciation and respect for time has been suspect in the past but I learned from it and won’t repeat that mistake. I’m waking with a more intense focus. Awareness that mixing pleasure with all the chores is a good thing. Taking a minute or two for the hammock or a day trip to the beach should feel great. That hard work the rest of the week enables a level of appreciation those who have this 24/7 can’t feel.

OC Sunset. Photo by Mike Hartley

Putting down and turning off those things that are big drains on time with little return when evaluated. Mixing things in that improve my day. Something as simple as putting some music on while working on the blog or editing photos.

Trying to work on the important things and put the minor stuff on the sidelines. Trying to be a better finisher. (stop laughing) It’s fun trying to top what I’ve done the previous day. I find myself even doing more on the job that pays the bills.

Speaking of that major time drain (WORK) I’ve got some vacation to schedule to build that momentum on my personal interest and crafts.

This weekend is a fine time to get going on those again being it’s the first one in a while that isn’t stuffed full of existing plans and commitments.

And the song I end this post listening to is contained in this lyric “Oh what a Lucky Man he was.” And if I’m given tomorrow I’ll be a Lucky Man.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • Water the grass and it will grow. So says the guy at the hardware store. I think all my weeds are getting to the water first.
  • Favorite dress code standard = Retired. Wear whatever comes to mind that day and is comfortable and you don’t give a F what anyone else thinks.
  • Seeing best friends even for a short time is special.
  • I’m going to have a really cool patio area soon.

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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