Archive | February, 2017

JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 57 :: kindness question

28 Feb

Answers.

Kindness is asking me a curious question today…. how do you apologize and say you’re sorry in the kindest way possible?

Looking for answers….

More tomorrow….
Lovemore,
Jamie

{answers}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 56 :: kindness is…

27 Feb

Monday Sunset.

Tonight, I have this dear soul:

May kindness bloom.

More tomorrow….
Lovemore,
Jamie

{blooming}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 55 :: kindness is…

26 Feb

Losing Gracefully.

The 2017 Oscars will go down in history tonight. Mostly for a mix-up, a flub, a mistake. And no matter what is remembered on the Big Screen for this little snafu, I will remember this: Kindness.

The kindness and grace for a winner to become a loser and then hand over their Oscars to said winners. LIVE. On TV. While the entire world watched.

Kindness is… grace under pressure.

More tomorrow….
Lovemore,
Jamie

{graceful}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 54 :: kindness diaries

25 Feb

Faith.

Tonight Justin found this: The Kindness Diaries from Leon Logothetis.  It is playing on Netflix and it’s a perfect find in this year of Intentional Acts of Kindness.

The premise is one man’s journey around the world relying solely on kindness, for food, shelter, safety and transport. It is of course more than being a needy traveler. It is a story of love.


So I am, of course, watching it. The first episode left me in tears. As I begin the second episode, I am sitting here thinking not of kindness but of faith.

Faith has been haunting me lately. Coming to me in words and phrases, experiences and memories.

And it all has me thinking, maybe, just maybe, kindness is built on faith. Because what is kindness without it?

More tomorrow….
Lovemore,
Jamie

{faith}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 53 :: 4-letter word friday

24 Feb

Home.

This week’s installment of 4-Letter Word Friday is… drumroll please!
HOME.

As in Home Sweet Home.


After a week of travel I am home. And, after traveling back to Washington D.C., the place of my very first adult “home” I am also in awe of all the places I have lived over these past twenty years. From coast to coast and mountains to cities, this is something I know to be true, wherever I land:

Home is not a place. It’s a space in the heart.
The kindest of spaces that we carry with us, wherever we go, carrying with us whoever and whatever we know and love.

Home. Kind. Home.

More tomorrow….
Lovemore,
Jamie

{welcome home}
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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?}
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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

{strength?}
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