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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 213 :: cracked

24 Aug

Oops, I did it again.

It’s amazing how fast things can change. In the blink of an eye, really.
This is what my phone looks like…. now…

I have to admit… I lost my cool over it too.

I didn’t mean to, it just seemed to be the icing on the cake today. Luckily, Justin remained as calm as a cucumber and called Verizon so we could fix it.

I now have a new iPhone. And… it’s even better.

  • 3x the storage space
  • Faster
  • With a super duper screen protector
  • And in Rose Gold …Matches my iWatch!

It’s a good reminder that when things go wrong, it’s just because something better is waiting to enter that space.  And there’s no reason to get all cracked up about it.

It’s almost as if I can hear my new iPhone talking to me now: “Hold onto your cool, baby… life is gonna get better.”

I promise.

More tomorrow….
Lovemore,
Jamie

{cracked}
#lovemore

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BLOG – GIFT DAY 354 :: it’s not always what you think

20 Dec

I love this ad from Apple. 
It reminds me that things are not always what you (initially) think. 

We have experienced a year of miracles around here.

So many miracles!
Even though it hasn’t always felt or seemed that way in the moment.

I found a lump in my throat. (scary!)
After surgery it turned out benign. Miracle!

Brady ran away this summer. (scary!)
Brady returned home safely because a wonderful woman found him and called the local radio station. Miracle!

We lost the bikes off the back of our car during our cross country adventure. (scary!)
Nobody was injured. Miracle!

Brady jumped the fence and went on his own adventure. (scary!)
I luckily saw it happen and knew which direction to send Justin on the chase. We found Brady making friends in the neighborhood and safely brought him home. Miracle!

Miracle are everywhere.

Just goes to show things are not always what you (initially) think.
Sometimes you have to wait around for the rest of the story.
Sometimes you have to wait for the miracle to show up.
And sometimes you have to look at it differently to see the hidden gift.

My gift of the day is this:
I wish you many, many miracles.

Thank you for being here.

More tomorrow.
Lovemore {fearless}
Jamie

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{what miracles did you have this year?}

Day 351: dear ralph lauren, do you remember me?

17 Dec

I bought something today.

I had an appointment at the Apple store.
So did every other Mac owning human located within a 200 mile radius.

The store was PACKED.
I waited thirty minutes (with an appointment) before the genius behind the Genius Bar basically told me he couldn’t do what I requested.

I looked at him with raised eyebrows, thinking, “Aren’t you supposed to be a genius?”

He tried to explain the meta data transfer reasons why I couldn’t run an OS from my external hard drive in order to prevent iMovie from crashing my computer.

I just looked at him dumbfounded. “So, you’re basically telling me I can’t do what I want to do?”

He informed me that even the most genius of geniuses behind the Genius Bar couldn’t do what I wanted.  Then he offered a solution which was to buy something online and make another appointment at another time at the Genius Bar.

Genius.

Before I left the sleeked out store I dropped thirty dollars on a headset for my iPhone.   It’s okay. It doesn’t count against The Promise 365 because it’s for safety sake — I promised Justin I wouldn’t talk on my phone and drive unless I had a handsfree headset option.

Upon leaving I walked by a store that caught me eye.
What a beautiful display window!  The clothes were classy, and tailoried but trendy and cool.

I thought to myself, I have to check out this new store!  Oh la la!  What could it be?

And, then I saw the sign in the window:  Ralph Lauren.

Yes, it’s been that long since I strolled through the mall and actually went shopping.  I didn’t even recognize the most iconic of American brands.

I suppose shopping is like a muscle.  If you don’t work it you lose it.

And, I’m okay with that, really.
Because what I’ve gained this year could never be bought — a greater sense of me, a bigger purpose, less fear and a lot more love.

And, that, never goes on sale.

Day 278: steve jobs, a reason to follow your heart

5 Oct

The end of an era.

Tonight the world mourns the one and only Steve Jobs. From the blog of Seth Godin, to the reposted TED video all over Facebook of his commencement speech addressing Standford University, to the home page of Apple, the world’s creative tech genius is remembered.

It has me thinking about life and death and everything in between.  There are two things I know about this topic — one: we are born; and two: we will die.

And, in both cases, life goes on.

I remember sitting on the sidewalk in front of my friend Kari’s house, when we were just seventeen, and I broke the news that I had just been diagnosed with cancer.

While telling Kari my news and watching her cry over my misfortune, the only thoughts running through my head were, “I know this is happening for a reason.”

I still feel that way today.
The reasons were many I’m sure. Some I am still learning and others I have lived with in my head, heart, body and soul for over twenty years now.

I imagine Steve Jobs had many reasons too.
In his commencement speech at Standford he reminds everyone of the power of living with death nearby, for nothing is as terrifying or fearful when you have nothing to lose:

“Almost everything–all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure–these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”

Thank you Steve, for following your heart.
And for sharing it with the rest of us.

Rest in peace.

And, as Apple encourages:
If you would like to share your thoughts, memories, and condolences, please email rememberingsteve@apple.com

Day 121: gluten free, sugar free, icky!

1 May

It’s been over three weeks since I ate chocolate.
That’s 2 weeks of cleansing and 1 and 1/2 weeks of post cleanse protocol of no gluten, no dairy, no sugar.

THREE AND A HALF WEEKS!

No shopping and no chocolate!
This is no way for a girl to have fun.

So, tonight, I broke down and rummaged through the labyrinth of Whole Foods in search of something that would be Gluten Free/Sugar Free/Dairy Free but able to satiate my sweet tooth.

I found these:

They were certainly a poor substitute for the all-American chocolate chip cookie. (Pam Peterson, master of the super addictive homemade chocolate chip cookie, your sweets are sorely missed!)

Doesn’t matter I guess, I can’t eat the real thing for another week.

Compared to the alternative of NOTHING, these dried out little puke-y pucks did the trick.

They are so awful they make a raw apple look sweeter than molten chocolate lava cake.

And, maybe that’s what this whole cleanse process was supposed to do in the first place. Make the sweets and treats of my dreams so foreign that I end up craving apples, grapes and pears (oh, my!).

It most certainly is better for my body.

Which would be great…
If I only had an apple.

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