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And we’re off


Hard to go charging into a new week when the temps outside reduce movement by 50% because you have to dress in layers looking like the Michelin Man. But off we go anyway. Into the frozen tundra.

Woodstock Road. Photo by Mike Hartley

So today’s writing prompt was:

The 5 things I’m grateful for today are:

  • I’m grateful my family and friends are healthy. One has the flu but that will pass.
  • I’m grateful my stomach is full and a warm roof is over my head.
  • I’m grateful to know that riches aren’t measured in monetary wealth but in time with special people surrounding you, loving and enjoying each other.
  • I’m grateful to all the professional people that I’ve enjoyed working with in the past and today. Many have mentored me and I hope I’ve given it back to others along the way.
  • I’m grateful my better half said “I Do” a long time ago.

You know, those are the ones I’m grateful for every day. But today specifically I would answer:

  • I’m grateful for the opportunity to possibly work from home for the next 2 years which I sent the forms for today.
  • I’m grateful for the Jimmy Johns #10 which was very tasty and filled me up.
  • I’m grateful I have a space heater in my office on a night when the temps might dip to single digits.
  • I’m grateful yesterdays back pain subsided earlier today.
  • I’m grateful to have a few free moments to do a post and tinker making some large prints for framing.

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.

2 thoughts on “And we’re off

  1. Special prayers for YOU being allowed to work from your home office the remainder of your awesome career.

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