JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS DAY 52 :: kindly speaking up

23 Feb

Voices Carry. 

Tonight I share Kindness Challenge #7: Speaking Up
As in…saying what’s right and kind.

I’m learning that is a strong combination. Right being what is needed. Kind being what is true.

So…. if you choose to accept this challenge, please join me in:

  • Speaking up with kindness
  • Saying what is right


Voices carry.

More tomorrow….
Lovemore,
Jamie

{speaking up?}
#lovemore

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS DAY 51 :: pretty and strong

22 Feb

Art. 

I’m not sure what this has to do with intentional acts of kindness but I love it. So I’m sharing it tonight. It’s the work of Jana Brevick.

REDEFINING BALLERISM: UPPING THE ANTE

I find it beautiful and strong. Pretty and delicate. Firm yet flexible. I suppose that is what art does best, bringing out an emotion and a feeling from a form.

Maybe kindness is just passing along something we like?

So, here you go Jana. I’m sharing and passing, and praising your work of art as you redefine ballerism.

Kindness travels.

More tomorrow….
Lovemore,
Jamie

{sharing?}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS :: DAY 51 kindness act

21 Feb

Review. 

 

My intentional act of kindness today came easily. I wrote a review.

We stayed at Hyatt Place in Arlington this past weekend and in the middle of the night the power went out. Across the entire block. The strange wheezing sound of the transformer popping woke people up in the middle of the night (not me, I slept through it!). The outage prevented two major morning routines from occurring throughout the hotel:

1. Hot coffee
2. Hot showers

Seven floors of sleepless people without hot coffee or hot showers can be a handful. Or a grouchy group-ful.

Later that morning, when the power came back on the breakfast staff was slammed. The food ran out. The coffee ran out. The staff ran around trying to solve it, heat it, get it, find it, reheat it, replace it, etc.

They made it better. So today, I wrote a review of the wonderful staff and placed it on Trip Advisor:


We stayed at the hotel this weekend and I just wanted to reach out and let you know your breakfast staff worked very hard to keep everyone happy (amidst the electrical outage and food rush). That is never an easy task with hungry, sleepless people! Your staff was great.

Carolyn was especially wonderful!  I even gave her a hug goodbye!  Thank you for such a kind staff and service! 

It has me thinking about kindness. The little things that we do to make people’s day better. And the little effort it takes to say thank you, or write a review.

Small acts. Big difference.
Intentional Acts of Kindness.

More tomorrow….
Lovemore,
Jamie

{intentional?}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS :: DAY 50 home

20 Feb

Boots and all. 

 

My intentional act of kindness tonight is …taking my boots off and going to bed!

Sometimes it’s the little things that count.
The most.

More tomorrow….
Lovemore,
Jamie

{welcome home}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  :: DAY 49 strength

19 Feb

And Hope. 

 

Sitting in our nation’s capital is a powerful reminder to me. I am reminded of many things, some I learned in school, some I learned through the school of life, some I learned through my college roommates who have become lifelong friends.

But mostly, I am reminded that we are all woven together, through a fabric of ideas, hope, optimism, and strength. And that’s the kind of kindness that is meant to be passed on and passed down through all forms of life.

Even twenty years later, as we have aged, and grown, and changed, I hold dear the ideas, hope and optimism I find in knowing I have friends. Those who support and give me strength because they know me, they see me and together we honor all that we each have together, and separate.

Indeed, that may be the very best form of kindness.

More tomorrow….
Lovemore,
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS DAY 48 :: a day in the capital 

18 Feb

History. 

 

History. Herstory. So many stories.

Today was spent among the Smithsonian Museums. Which always impress. And blow my mind in so many ways. My intentional act of kindness today was taking a photo of a family at one of the museums so they would have the memory to keep.

And that has me thinking about the kindness of preservation of so many American stories, of our heritage, our accomplishments, our collective past. So vast. So diverse. So worth saving and remembering.


More tomorrow….
Lovemore,
Jamie

{remembering?}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 47 :: 4-letter word friday

17 Feb

Wait. 

It’s Friday. And today’s 4-Letter Word Friday is dedicated to this doozie:  WAIT

Because I am waiting.
I am in a hotel room in Washington D.C., waiting for my friends to arrive.

This is my old stomping grounds. I landed today at the beautiful Reagan National Airport and walked right into a wave of nostalgia. Memories of my first job, my first apartment, my first walk into the Real World as I walked down the grand hall.

I am now sitting in a hotel room waiting for my dear friends to arrive. The women who have known me since our college days. It seems like a daze now, the girl in me who was in college then and the young lady who lived in Washington D.C. after.

Today I realized….
I have forgotten how to use the Metro.
I got off at the wrong stop.
My old neighborhood has blossomed into a sea of highrise buildings.
Nothing looks the same so many years and moves later.

And yet…..some things still do.


The historic buildings running by the window of my Metro seat stand tall.
The Irish Pub down the street from my old apartment stands strong.

And so it goes…
As I WAIT for my dear friends to arrive, I realize I spent many of those years that I lived in this Capital City waiting for the ME to appear that sits here.

I so desperately wanted to know who SHE would be, twenty years later. All Grown Up. The joke, of course, is on me. The world keeps changing as I know now, and if we WAIT for something way out in the future to arrive, well, we miss the train…(or get off at the wrong stop).

And yet, I also see the beauty and kindness that blooms within the waiting. Friendships grow stronger. Roots grow deeper. Classics become timeless evermore.

While so much of the world will always change, there’s comfort in knowing some things stand tall and strong. And…of course, if you get off at the wrong stop you can always get back on the train.

Enjoy. The. Wait.

More tomorrow….
Lovemore,
Jamie

{waiting?}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 46 :: all kinds of kindness

16 Feb

Early. 

I’m being kind to myself tonight… and going to bed early. Early to bed, early to rise… hum…seems like a sage kind of kindness.

Today also completes my Kind Words Challenge. How did it go for you? Were your Kind Words the kind of words that are powerful? Any learning, movement, changes, or surprises otherwise?

Personally, I learned that there are always two sides to a story. And if we believe there are less we are wrong. Or foolish. Or foolishly wrong. Then, again….there are two sides to every story. See how that works!?

😉

Night. Night.

More tomorrow….
Lovemore,
Jamie

{seeing both sides?}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 45 kindly skies

15 Feb

Fly. 

It was a pretty day to fly through Salt Lake City. Blue skies. Sun. Mountains. And… of course planes.

The skies weren’t quite as kind, a little bumpy and rocky way up in the air. But everything below the cloud cover seemed to be calm and kind.

I guess the lesson there is to look for the layer of kindness and calmness when life is rocky. Or …wait until you land to take a photo!

More tomorrow….
Lovemore,
Jamie

P. S. Kindness Challenge #6: Kind Words 
If you choose to accept this challenge, please join me in

  • Choosing only kind words
  • Not being divisive 
  • Conquering evil

{rocky?}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 44 :: love is kind

14 Feb

My kind of love. 

In this year of kindness, I am shocked at a recent discovery. One that has been right in front of my nose. Right in front of my eyes. Right next to my side.

The man who brought me these flowers is an overflowing well of kindness. 

Justin is a deep well of kindness. And he always remembers to celebrate his love for me on these days, when it counts, and when nobody else is counting.

To that, I say, kindness is alive and well.
And, love is kind.

Happy Valentine’s Day, kind soul.

More tomorrow….
Lovemore,
Jamie

P. S. Kindness Challenge #6: Kind Words 
If you choose to accept this challenge, please join me in

  • Choosing only kind words
  • Not being divisive 
  • Conquering evil

{kind?}
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