JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 274 :: joy is a new dog bed

7 Oct



{woof} 

It’s a big day around here. We bought Brady a new dog bed. Which means we threw out the old one. It’s bittersweet. Throwing away the old bed means throwing out the last vestige of our dear Pup. But replacing it with a new one brings Brady joy – his own bed and it’s even bigger! 

Sometimes I think joy is really about knowing the difference between two ends of a spectrum. In this case, it’s between memories and moving on, old beds and new beds, and of course, old smells and new smells. 

Joy is seeing both ends at the same time and staying totally present to the love both hold. 

Here’s to new smells! 

More tomorrow… Lovemore,
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 273 :: joy is banana babies

6 Oct



{dark chocolate} 

It’s a dark chocolate sort of night over here. Good thing I have a supply of banana babies (dark chocolate of course)! 
They are only 130 calories and include no trans fat. And if you ask me… that’s a recipe for joy!

Happy Saturday night! 

More tomorrow… Lovemore,
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 272 joy is relaxing

5 Oct


{friday night} 

I’m about to fall asleep on the couch watching the Red Sox play the Yankees. As much as I want to watch the game, I also want to revel in the comfort of a relaxing Friday night. My body is showered and warm, my belly is full, and my love is sitting next to me. What could be more joyful?

Here’s to the joy of the weekend!
More tomorrow… 
Lovemore,
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 271 :: joy is october

4 Oct

{foliage}

It feels like FALL is finally falling into place. Even though the weatherman says it’s going to be 80 degrees next week, the foliage is saying it’s time to turn. Why is October so joyful? Is it Halloween? Crisp fall nights? Pumpkin spiced lattes?  

Here’s to the JOY of Fall. And the anticipation of October. The month when my promises always seem to take hold, make sense and show me what the year behind me was all about… and where it is leading me next. 

Here’s to finding out more about what this path of Joy is all about!

More tomorrow… Lovemore,
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 270 joy is feng shui

3 Oct

{for real} 

Today was Feng Shui Day — officially! We had a crash course in home decor and energy with the one and only Karen Rouche Carter. She is the author of Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life and today…. she moved our stuff. I’m so excited to see what happens next! 


Sometimes joy is all about dreaming. Sometimes it’s also about planning and doing. But today, it was all three! 

More tomorrow… Lovemore,
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 269 :: joy is high school photos

2 Oct


{unpack the joy}

Possibly one of the most joyful and yet totally awkward moments is finding your old high school photos. And college photos. And first job photos. Oh, the hairstyles! And dress sizes! 

We finally reached the boxes that hold these sweet memories. The prom photos. The love letters. The scrapbooks. And the awards.  

Joy is rediscovering who you have been and where life has taken you. 

More tomorrow… 
Lovemore,
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 268 joy is home sweet home

1 Oct

{joy}

Tonight is a sit on the couch sort of night. There are still boxes to unpack and a few things to organize but there is something very joyful about sitting on a couch on a Monday night. Relaxing. 


It makes me realize that joy is as simple as home sweet home. 

More tomorrow… Lovemore,
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 267 :: joy is #1

30 Sep

{the best}


Last night I wrote about this paint splash that Justin found on our wall. 


And tonight, I’m sharing what it reminds us of… or who it reminds us of!  It’s #1 Pup, of course. 

 

It seems like such a sign. As if Pup had a hand in helping us find a new home after we said goodbye to him. He couldn’t make the cross-country move with us, but somehow he made it here anyway. His marking splashed across a wall in the bathroom shower. It was just a mistake by the painters, but to us it’s another reason to believe we were meant to be here.

On my plane ride home yesterday I sat next to an 82-year-old man who just buried his wife. He was flying “home” without his love for the first time in 62-years. He told me that was okay because “as long as people are alive who remember her, she will always be around.”

It’s always hard to lose someone, anyone, even a pet. But this just reminds me that we never really lose anyone as long as they are in our hearts. And maybe even reflected on our walls. 
What joy.

More tomorrow… Lovemore,
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 266 :: joy is a surprise

29 Sep


{guess}

Justin found this paint splatter on the wall of our new townhouse… I will give you one guess what it reminds us of…  Since I am boarding a plane home, I will have to reveal the answer tomorrow. But, I can say this: it brings me great joy!

Can you guess?

More tomorrow… Lovemore,
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 266 :: joy is a new journal

28 Sep


{paper} 

Joy is paper! I love paper. And today I bought a new journal and pens. I am overjoyed.


#paperlove

More tomorrow… Lovemore,
Jamie

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