GIFT DAY 102: 30-day gratitude challenge: day 26: the gift of giving

12 Apr

Day 26 over here of the 30-Day Gratitude Challenge.
It’s Friday! What are you grateful for today?

Today, I am grateful for:

1) Friends checking up on me

2) Family coming to visit us at the beach tonight

3) Tofu (yes…. she said tofu!)

It’s F*ing Friday over here!  
In my first two years of blogging I dedicated Fridays to F-words, including: Fearless, Fabulous, Fine, Fun, Faith, Freedom, Forgiveness, to name a Few.

Today, I am dedicating this Friday to the word Feed
As in… hunger pains. 

Week two of the Alkaline Diet over here, and while I have sufficiently been feeding my face I find myself well…how do I say this… hungry?

I’m also hungry for details. 

My doctor called and left a message today with my test results. I have a cyst and need to see an endocrinologist next, but her message said she wanted to walk me through it.

What does mean?

I’ve thought about how much to share with you about this recent medical journey and have landed on this: I am all in, an open door, transparently yours.

The reason? Fear and fearlessness all wrapped into one. 

This is the sort of thing that brings me to my knees. I call it the Waiting Place — partly knowing and not knowing anything at all at the same time.

It’s frightening. Justin scolded me to stop Googling “thyroid cyst” today, and while I know he’s right, I also know I am left with nothing else to do, except pray and reflect on all that I love.

Even then, sometimes it’s what we don’t know that scares us most. Whether there’s a monster under the bed or a cyst in your throat.

The scary part always goes away when the light shines in.
I’ll be over here just waiting for the sun to rise and the phone to ring…

More tomorrow.
Lovemore (fearless),


A LITTLE GIFT OF THE DAY:  Love this article about having it all from Daily Worth. If you’re feeling the pinch of time between family/career, it’s got a few good reminders.

{What are you grateful for today? Share below!}

10 Responses to “GIFT DAY 102: 30-day gratitude challenge: day 26: the gift of giving”

  1. Anonymous April 12, 2013 at 3:21 PM #

    Hang in there Jamie! I’ve been going through the same waiting game but got good news and an “all clear” today. I know what the waiting place feels like, but hopefully “relief” will be yours too! One of the best feelings in the world.

    • Jamie April 12, 2013 at 3:24 PM #

      Thank you, and what great news for you! That’s fantastic!! xoxo

  2. Diane Neal Emmons April 12, 2013 at 4:00 PM #

    Whatever it is, however it ends, we all lovemore you and want to be kept posted and appreciate your strength and courage. Also, I can ask around it you want any second opinions or if friends at HMS might help.

    • Jamie April 13, 2013 at 2:38 PM #

      Thank you Diane, I will definitely keep you posted and will reach out once I know the details. Lots of love to you!! xo~Jamie

  3. Linda R Neff April 12, 2013 at 7:45 PM #

    1. Our community’s listener supported radio station 88Nine Radio Milwaukee
    2. The privilege of supporting the station
    3. Our family being together on-air tonight inviting others to join us in our support

  4. Cara April 12, 2013 at 10:22 PM #

    I have thyroid cysts and understand the fear that they can bring : / I pray that you will find peace in the process, and good news awaiting you.
    I am grateful for…
    *my friend Masa Bae and her sweetness
    *easy-to-make, yummy, newly-discovered, super-simple garbanzo bean crackers!
    *time spent in service to my husband

    • Jamie April 13, 2013 at 2:37 PM #

      Thank you Cara, really appreciate your support and grateful you are here. xoxo~Jamie

  5. MaryB April 13, 2013 at 6:22 AM #

    Hello Jamie,
    LIGHT and LOVE sent your way. LOVE, Mary

    • Jamie April 13, 2013 at 2:36 PM #

      Thank you, Mary. Light and love to you too!! xo~Jamie

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