JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 207 :: 4-letter word friday

18 Aug

Kind.

I’m reflecting on kindness this week… so on this 4-letter word Friday I’m going with easy!
I like easy. Life should be easy. Fridays should be easy. Weekends should be easy.

So this one is all about KIND, being KIND, and easy!
Here’s a little cheers to Friday.


Cheers. Clink! Clink!

More tomorrow….
Lovemore,
Jamie

{weekend}
#lovemore

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 206 :: arising kindness

17 Aug

Yoga.

I actually did yoga today. A really short amount of yoga. It’s been months – MONTHS – since I did a downward dog. Hard to believe after last year’s Yoga Every Damn Day promise!

And yet, here I am, getting back into yoga. Learning that I am out of shape, and can barely touch my toes. It’s only been 8 months since I did yoga every day. Now…. how does that happen?

It all has me thinking about kindness. And how we include kindness in our days – every day. Kind-clude (including kindness) – if you will.

Which brings me to this – as we arise!

What if kindness was the first thought of our day.
The first action.
The first moment.
The first sight.
The first yoga move?

Maybe IF we did, we would all Arise and then Rise up to our potential.
Ah… kindness… you are such a good teacher.

More tomorrow….
Lovemore,
Jamie

{arise}
#lovemore

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 205 :: learning kindness

16 Aug

Reflection.

It’s been a year so far. Kindness has been a good teacher, a constant reminder, a little whisper in my ear this year.

If Kindness were a goddess, She has been telling me many things.

Things like:

  • Pay attention
  • Ignore that which isn’t kind
  • Be kind to those who are not
  • Expect the best of people
  • Count everything
  • Everything counts
  • Timing is everything
  • Everything is not attached to Time
  • Kindness is a great responsibility
  • If you can’t be kind, you can’t be great
  • Being kind to ourselves is our greatest responsibility

So much kindness…
So many more lessons to come.

More tomorrow….
Lovemore,
Jamie

{reflect}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 204 :: kind of big

15 Aug

Truck.

This is a truck. One really BIG truck.

I had to rent a car today and the friendly staff at Enterprise offered me this big beauty. So, of course being one up for any adventure, I said, Yes.

Truthfully, it’s been a very long time since I drove a truck. And, it’s been a REALLY long time since I drove a truck this big. We have to go all the way back to high school and to a 16-year-old Jamie who just received the biggest ticket to freedom – her driver’s license.

My sister and I couldn’t agree on a car schedule so I decided I would just drive my dad’s old Ford truck (with a capital T) that sat out in front of the house. It was used for camping trips mostly, but I decided if I packed it with my girlfriends and basketball team it would be cool enough for school. We called it The. Big. Blue. Bomber.

I drove The BIg Blue Bomber everywhere. School. Drive-In. Basketball Practice. And everywhere else in between. Okay, it was Idaho, so it wasn’t that weird. But still…. in a world of cute little cars it was a bold choice.

Today, in another bold choice, I looked at the Ram 1500 and said yes. Not only because it was funny, and an adventure — but also a little bit because it made me remember that confident teenage girl who decided SHE could drive a truck to school – and everywhere else.

And I think it’s a “Kind” move to listen to that little teenage girl once in a while.
Even when she wants to drive an enormous truck.

More tomorrow….
Lovemore,
Jamie

{these wheels keep on turning}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 203 :: monday love

14 Aug

Count.

It’s such a Monday. And in moments like these I try to remember what someone once told me:

Everything counts. So count everything. 

So true when it comes to kindness. And Mondays.
Make it count.

More tomorrow….
Lovemore,
Jamie

{counting}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 202 :: sweetness and kindness 

13 Aug

Treats.

There has been a distinct theme to my last few weeks: sweetness. It seems to be all around me, especially in the form of dessert.

Today, we rounded out the week with a pie. A Strawberry Rhubarb Pie from Shari’s. It looked like this (but tasted SO much better than this photo).

It has me thinking about kindness and sweetness – and where they intersect. Maybe that’s what this year is all about? I’m sure I will find out more as the year unfolds.

Until then… here’s to dessert!

More tomorrow….
Lovemore,
Jamie

{sweet}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 201 :: seattle sun

12 Aug

Sounders.

We found the sun in Seattle today. At the Sounders game, on our way to visit family. \

It’s not that the sun is rare, it’s just that the sun is what brings out the best of Seattle. It is cherished. and honored. And loved. And respected. Sometimes we need to contrast to appreciate what we have.

That’s pretty kind if you ask me.

More tomorrow….
Lovemore,
Jamie

{sun}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 200 :: 4-letter word friday

11 Aug

Berry GOOD.

Ah, summer!
Where has the time gone? Tonight, as I walked Pup I saw a blackberry bush. Actually, I saw one or two or three or four. They were calling to me. So I pulled off a blackberry and tasted its sweet raw freshness.

Just like Sweet Caroline, it was ….So good. So good.

So we picked a few and made fresh whip cream. It tasted like summer. Fresh Summer
…and it was So Berry Good.

Happy Friday.

More tomorrow….
Lovemore,
Jamie

{good}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 199 :: kind bear sightings

10 Aug

Sweet.

This is the BEST kind of bear!
My favorite. Cinnamon Bears! They are a rare thing to spot, and yet, I found them in the Denver Airport today.

Kind. Sweets.
And now… I sleep.

More tomorrow….
Lovemore,
Jamie

{kind}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 198 :: kind dessert

9 Aug

Yum.

Sometimes you just have to eat dessert.

And tonight I did enjoy this dessert and it was sooooo yummy!
Kind move?
I think so!

More tomorrow….
Lovemore,
Jamie

{kind dessert}
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