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Original Writings, Images, Video and Artworks of Mike Hartley


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I was thinking about the enjoyment I used to get when I would take my Mom fresh flowers. I can still see her smelling them and the smile she would get on her face when she saw them was a gift to my heart from her. Then she would proceed to tell me what each one was. And where some of them were in her gardens.

I used to enjoy picking out something different for her or seasonal or holiday themes. In her later years, I tried to keep fresh ones there often because it was one of the few things she could remember me doing and would look forward to.

Photo by Mike Hartley

Flowers brighten up people’s day. I should get some for my better half soon. And maybe send some to a friend who’s struggling with family care. Think about who you could help with a flower.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • When did being a comedian become a dangerous profession? Oh yeah, when people stopped being able to take a joke.
  • Most days when I gain knowledge it’s a fun day. But there are those days where some knowledge isn’t the knowledge I’d prefer to be seeking and is far less gratifying.
  • I wish I was feeling a little more energy, but those 11-12 hour workdays make it tough early in the week.
  • Sometimes simple is best. I’m a lot happier when I keep things simple.
  • Being a grandparent is a reminder of a lot of important lessons you learned a long time ago and learning to keep quiet and let the parent be the parent. I’m working on being better on the second one.
  • I think I’m on a mission to redefine tired.

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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