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Original Writings, Images, Video and Artworks of Mike Hartley


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My days always begin with a lot of hope. As the day goes on some hopes fail, others are born, some come true and others are put on hold. So far one hope always has come true. That I make it through the day to see another one. As I’ve aged I find I have hopes I didn’t even dream about when I was younger. I didn’t act on many hopes at a younger age and now I’m finally getting started on some of those hopes.

I remember the hope I had when I finished walking through these doors. That I wouldn’t have to spend any more time, fighting cancer. Photo by Mike Hartley

I find most of my hopes and dreams are mainly with my children and grandchildren. For their health and happiness. They are the smiles and warm thoughts that fuel my love of life. They make us so happy.

Sometimes though hope is tested. Especially around the time of my semi-annual cancer screen. It’s like going to the casino and making a big bet I guess. The trouble is you don’t even get to choose red or black. But that is out of my control so on with the test and results.

The trick is to work and focus on those positive hopes. Every chance you get work on something that is important to you. Fill in those minutes between other obligations. Fill the time feeling positive about how good you feel now and take advantage of it.

I spent some time today loving some 4 legged friends. I love my son’s dogs when they visit. They are precious.

Helping a friend sleep. Photo by Mike Hartley

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • I hate when I pass on what I was sick with to my better half.
  • Felt good to get the printer going again.
  • When you go out expecting a dead battery and it turns over it’s like Christmas.
  • I’m so ready for an upset by Maryland over Alabama.
  • Tomorrow may be the last gasp of the winter season.

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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