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Ain’t life a peach? – Feeling content this day. The more things I work out in my mind the more content I am. And by working things out I mean moving them along. Sometimes decisions and new directions. Sometimes the same tried path is chosen. Others awaiting more information or advice.

Adjusting to the changes in people and how you interpret, adjust and respond is constant. And if you don’t do it contentment is hard to find. We all change with time. I change.

All I know is I’m trying to enjoy the ride of life. As the woman who was taking my blood pressure yesterday said as she put the cuff on “go to your happy place.” So I did and I rang one of my lower readings in ages.

Trying to improve on nature is a fruitless task. Photo by Mike Hartley

Todays contentment is mainly due to seeing my granddaughter. Her love is genuine. She reminds me love is the most important thing in life. And that life is all about love. She allows me to tolerate the rest of lifes difficulties and make them seem less part of my day. The thought of her or my grandson takes me to a different place.

She also is in love with the camera and prints of her doing different things. She’s a tough client. She knows what she wants. She wants it fast and to be the editor.

Anyway it got me to pick up the camera and click away with her. I think I’ll get out tomorrow and capture a little be of the county and its people.

Neighbors tree. Photo by Mike Hartley

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • Good experience with Advanced Auto Parts today in Ellicott City.
  • Laughing my ass off at FOX. They knew they were going to get buried in court and chickened out. There is a quote on the wall of my job from Ben Bradlee. “The truth is never as dangerous as a lie in the long run.” Or in this case as costly. They have been yelling fake news for years. Well, they got it right. They just had the wrong targets.
  • I got a chance to do something special for a very important person in my life. I hope it helps.
  • Felt good to take a short ride with the top down for the first time in a few weeks. Even if it was running errands.

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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