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A rainy day is a good day to rest

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And today was that rainy day. A day of rest and recuperation. One of relaxation and calmness. Yes, I wasted a rainy day. I could have been more productive but dealing with some pain today that kind of demotivates me. Tomorrow I will just power through it because it is supposed to be beautiful out.

I will be up before sunrise and out the door to do some photography and cruise in the go-cart. Not sure how much walking I can do but I will give it the old college try.

Wishing sunrise was like this today instead of the clouds and rain this day. Photo by Mike Hartley

There are only so many beautiful Sunday mornings to celebrate during the summer. The kind you can walk out in a pair of gym shorts and teeshirt and flip flops, throw the top down on the car and appreciate a few hours of peace before the crowds get outside.

The roads aren’t jammed. Nature is out and anyone you do pass is so friendly because they are also glad to be alive and out early. So the smiles and acknowledgments are much greater than later in the day.

I’m not sure what direction I will head tomorrow. I’ve been thinking about doing a series on the most relaxing places I know in Howard County so I might begin that. And given the weather ahead looks so good maybe I can keep it going throughout the week.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • Working towards something is the real fun.
  • Don’t put off doing simple things for people. It sometimes means more than you know.
  • It’s voting week for this guy, was going to do early voting Monday but I see there is a Governer debate on that evening so I think I’ll watch and make sure I don’t need to make a change and vote Tuesday. I’ve got to admit I haven’t voted every primary but I would say close to 80% and I never miss general elections.
  • You know it’s never really said but as time goes by the appreciation my close friends have for each other keeps growing sharply now because of a few things. One, we realize how lucky we have been for so long to be blessed with so many good times. And two we also realize time is now shorter for all of us and that each gathering seems more and more special. It’s shown in much stronger hugs and handshakes, in the messages we send each other after events about how good a time it was and in the laughter shared.

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.

One thought on “A rainy day is a good day to rest

  1. Hard to believe we are at retirement age. Where did the years go, and they are sailing by. Great comment about the firmer handshakes, exchanges of an I love you now and then. That was years coming, kinda an unspoken thing with guys our age. Keep it up

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