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A ray of light

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It’s always a good morning when you can open your eyes and get out of a horizontal position to a vertical one. You have half the day whipped at that point. If you have food, water for drink, and washing you have another 25% of the day in the bag. Now you’re free to spread some love, create something wonderful, work hard, and make the world a better and safer place. Make sure to hug your family and friends and help share their joys and ease their burdens.

Looking for those rays of sunshine later this morning. Photo by Mike Hartley

See how easy the day can be. I don’t know why I overcomplicate things each week but I do. I fall into traps. I get overly tired and lose focus. I spend time worrying about things that don’t matter. I miss prioritizing what I should be doing.

I let the small stuff bother me. Then I realize I’m behind. Then I’m pressing and not enjoying the day. And then I’m at the end of the day realizing the mistakes along the way I made and I have a restless few hours of sleep.

I’ve learned better (late in life) not to let one bad day run into the next. Sort of like a reset and clean slate start. But at the same time trying not to repeat the mistakes of the past. How I choose to live in the future each minute, hour, and the day is an opportunity.

Sorry, didn’t mean to be all preachy this morning, just feeling good.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • I believe this is the earliest in the day I’ve started a random thought.
  • In 60 minutes a three-year-old will run into my arms with great expectations and the energy of the middle east to power her engine. At the end of the day, I will be so tired. But it will be a very good tired.
  • I had a great time last night with one of my best friends.
  • I love finding a photo I like but haven’t used from an old shoot. But I love finding a photo from today’s shoot even better.

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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