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Persistence pays dividends. In some things, I excel at being persistent. There are others I’m piss poor at being a finisher in. Shifting priorities, shifting interest, mindset ebbs and flows, aches, and pains affecting abilities, the balance of proper rest and activity along with exercise.

No wonder persistence is needed. And today we persist in our pursuit to blog another day. Even though I’m blogging I feel I just can’t pull it together these last few days. I’m out of sync. Energy levels are low. Creative juices just aren’t mixing properly.

Even if you’re between a rock and hard place, persistence can rescue you. Photo by Mike Hartley

Kind of a hazy start to the day but then the bright sunshine broke out in my neighborhood. On the heels of a night I had hoped to go out and do some shooting but while the tank on the car was full, mine was empty. I don’t have many low-energy days like yesterday but it happens to all of us I suspect.

Okay, what is right with this world this day. I had a warm cinnamon bun brought to me this morning while I was pounding away at the keyboard. Yup, that will cause a break time. Because you can’t type with sticky fingers. I’ve never been a fork and cinnamon bun eater. Always hands.

And now at the end of the day, I’m just happy we all made it through it, healthy, happy, and in a helpful spirit.

My granddaughter’s 3rd birthday is coming up. Now she is at the age where birthdays really start to mean something to them. And it brought back a sudden rush of feelings I used to have about my own children’s birthdays. Especially the younger years when you want them to be joyous events for their memories.

It’s pressure but it’s easy if you have a team to make it happen. And then I watch the news and I see children in mother’s arms who haven’t eaten, have been out in the cold, don’t know where or when they will sleep, and the fate of the men they left behind.

I think I’ll go look up where a donation or two would be of good use.

Man’s humanity to man is only exceeded by man’s inhumanity to man. But we should never stop trying to make it the other way around.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • Tomorrow I start worrying about the dentist appointment the next morning. Then again why waste time, I’ll start fretting now.
  • I think I figured it out. I was thinking about becoming a Senior Citizen Comedian. And I got to thinking why don’t I see any older comics. And then the lightbulb went off. We can’t remember the joke we wrote five minutes ago let alone remember enough material to fill 15-20 minutes. But hell, I might give it a shot someday anyway.
  • This might be a first. All the tires on the mower held air pressure in the shed this year. I hope I didn’t just jinx myself and wondering now if it will start.
  • It bothers me how fast this past week flew by.

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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