JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 302 :: faith, a, faith, a, faith

31 Oct
Happy Halloween!

Not only is today a day to dress up and be all creative and witty and pull out the costume showmanship. It’s also a day to celebrate.

For some it means it’s finally time to start decorating for Christmas! For others it’s an excuse to count the candy loot (or trade for better candy options). But for me it was a day to celebrate a downward dog.

That’s right. First day back to yoga for me. Well, semi-yoga. It’s amazing how great my body felt after doing a few downward dogs and triangle poses. It’s also amazing how just a few moves completely wore me out. I was guided by my pilates instructor as she helped me stick to a few twists and turns. And I honestly couldn’t have done it without her (or else I would have tipped head first onto the floor).

Which makes me realize a few things:

1. My body loves yoga. My body craves yoga. Even though I can’t do 20% of what I use to be able to do, it doesn’t matter. Just a little yoga goes a long way.

2. There’s nothing more powerful than faith, belief and hope.

It’s been hard for me to imagine my body getting back in shape. I’ve been holding onto the vision and image of a strong and toned body for a while now. Because, let’s face it, surgery sucked every fiber of muscle all out of me.

In life, when things are all wobbly and wiggly, whether it emotions or legs, or arms,  it’s hard to have faith that you can be strong. That you WILL be strong again. But today, I felt for the first time, in a long time, a sliver of proof. A moment of clarity. My muscles are coming back. I feel like lighting a lantern and placing it in the window then screaming from the top of my lungs – “The muscles are coming! The muscles are coming!”

And that, more than anything reminds me that everything starts with a belief, which gives you confidence to push forward …and then every little push brings what you want closer to reality.

Because you gotta faith, a, faith, a, faith.
You gotta faith. 

More tomorrow. 


 {what do you have faith in?}

7 Responses to “JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 302 :: faith, a, faith, a, faith”

  1. passionistaatlarge November 1, 2014 at 5:39 AM #

    YES! Amazing how powerful a sliver of hope can be!

    • Jamie November 1, 2014 at 12:38 PM #

      Yes, so powerful! Thank you for being here. Hope to you!

  2. Janet Shea November 1, 2014 at 7:44 AM #

    This is such a lovely post Jamie! I hope you have a wonderful weekend! ❤

    • Jamie November 1, 2014 at 12:38 PM #

      Thank you Janet, I hope you have a wonderful weekend too!!!

  3. Shannon Dixon November 1, 2014 at 9:47 AM #

    You have inspired me to jump into a few yoga poses this morning too!

    I love faith! Faith is the seed that everything grows from…. It is the light that brightens our days, and the warmth that comforts us at night.

    • Jamie November 1, 2014 at 12:39 PM #

      Yay!!! OMG I miss you! I have to call you soon. Thinking of you sooooo much!! xoxo

  4. Diane Neal Emmons November 1, 2014 at 10:21 PM #

    You give us all faith – you ask and receive so much of yourself, and then give it to us.
    Thank you!

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