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Power through

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A trait of my best friends. They power through regardless of obstacles. I do my best to emulate that trait myself. My better half is very strong at it. There are so many trials in life that basically you meet and power through or get stalled by or never make it past. And that is just the way it is.

Sometimes we are powering through our own self-inflicted trials. Many suffer through significant personal loss or massive health challenges. Powering through comes in many different ways. An addict says one day is enough and stopping a substance problem and never going back to it. Or someone coping with the loss of a child day by day for the rest of their lives. People power through chemo and surgeries every day.

I thought of powering through this morning when I woke in some serious discomfort. I get this mentality that I can overcome it and need to find the right stretching exercise or combination that works.

Open headers always will signify some power. Photo by Mike Hartley

I cruise through summer but I have to power through winter in both the elements and phycology. It’s the dark season so the lack of sunlight ruins some of my spirits. Going outside is a chore instead of a joy.

A lot of us have to power through holidays which can be very difficult times. May I repeat, very difficult times for a lot of people! So many including myself will have a moment or two or three or more, where you are brought to tears. Maybe happy ones, maybe sad ones, maybe both. May those times be balanced with love and companionship.

And now it’s time to power through the work week ahead.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • Thinking of a good friend whose spouse is ill.
  • Really had a nice weekend. Love the way it ended.
  • Can’t wait till tomorrow and get a chance to go shooting for a bit.
  • I wish money wasn’t the factor it is in retirement.
  • Starting the week off with a sleep deficiency isn’t the way I intended.

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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