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 JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 188 :: rich beauty 

30 Jul

Day 2 on the train.

I love the train. I think it’s something that just gets in your blood. Tonight I had dinner with two older Australian gentlemen who are traveling the country visiting air shows. Last night I ran into the woman I boarded with originally in Chicago. She too had a layover  (trainover?) in Minneapolis and we found ourselves boarding the train again at the same time three days later.are

There’s so much that I love about the train. The people. The sights. The feeling of being slowly whisked across the country.  

And I really love the dining car.

The food is not a gourmet spread but it’s really not too bad. Better than any airplane food I have ever had. And, to be honest, probably better than my own culinary creations at home.

It’s been almost 24 hours on the train for me. My hair is getting a little bit greasy. My legs a bit tired. But the trip is still an adventure. The sights are still making me sigh with awe and disbelief. The beauty is breathtaking.  

It’s been a small gift of kindness to myself, to take the long way home. The slow train.

But so worth the richness and wonderment.

More tomorrow….
Lovemore,
Jamie

{beauty}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 187 :: farmers market beauty

29 Jul

The best kind of kindness.

I find shopping at the Farmers Market so very kind. It’s outside, the sun is usually shining, it’s summer. It is swathed in beauty. Even in another state, another city, another market… the beauty of nature abounds.

It is the kindest way I know to shop. Add to that good friends, a super sweet cinnamon roll… not to mention a flower that is bigger than your head…

And it makes for a pretty special day.

Full of food and fun.

Tonight I board the train again headed toward the coast. But I will not forget the KINDNESS that comes from visiting lifelong friends, eating really good food, listening to inspiring music and picking up right where we left off twenty years ago in college.

Friendship is indeed the language of kindness.

More tomorrow….
Lovemore,
Jamie

{friends}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 138 kindness is…

21 May

Blooming. 

And this:

And also this: watching beauty bloom right in front of your eyes.

The older I am the more appreciation I have for the flowers and the blooming that occurs right before my very eyes. It’s like magic. Or Mother Nature’s kindness pouring out as I walk on by. The tricky part is noticing.

Blooming kindness.

More tomorrow….
Lovemore,
Jamie

{blooming?}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 82 :: resting

26 Mar

Kindness.

I can’t remember the last time I spent two straight days in bed. It’s been awhile.

There is so much kindness in resting. Resting kindness. In our go-go-go hurry up I want it yesterday world, there is something quite beautiful about being so tired and sick you can’t get out of bed.

It’s all in the resting.
The quiet kindness of rejuvenation.

And the good news is that I feel better. The results will be tomorrow, in the form of a question. Can I be so kind that I don’t push myself back to the sick zone?

But now, I rest.
Sweet dreams.

More tomorrow….
Lovemore,
Jamie

{rejuvenation}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 27 :: 4-letter friday

27 Jan

GOOD.

It’s 4-letter word Friday! Diane, the queen of this game, the one who introduced me to it, sent me a birthday wish yesterday. It said:

“May your birthday and all your days be filled with love, help, hope, kind acts, pals, fair play and good time(s)”

I have to hand it to her.. she is GOOD at this game!  So tonight, I am celebrating the 4-letter word GOOD.

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As in good friends, good food, good flowers, good gifts, good drinks, good gracious I had a birthday this week! And that reminds me of this:

We have to celebrate the GOOD times. It’s the KIND thing to do. That brings us to the next Kindness Challenge.

Kindness Challenge #4: Celebrate
If you choose to accept this challenge, please join me in

  • Celebrate the GOOD in life!
  • Who can you celebrate?
  • What can you celebrate?

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

{celebrating?}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 6 – YOGA DAY 287 :: the beauty of chicago

20 Oct

Day 287: Pretty.

I’ve come to a decision.
It’s a big one. And it’s this: We need more beauty in our world right now.

I was reminded at dinner tonight, when in the midst of all the thoughts and goings on in my mind, I noticed the flowers sitting on the table top right in front of me.


There is so much beauty in our world.
If only we open our eyes to it.
Thanks for the reminder Chicago.

Namaste, Windy City. Namaste.

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

{seeing beauty}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 6 – YOGA DAY 251 :: living beauty

14 Sep

Day 251: So full.
I’m such a sucker for beauty. It makes me feel calm and alive, relaxed and energized. All at the same time.

And this is just one of the views I love from a place we now call home:

Calm. Alive.
Relaxed. Energized.

Maybe that’s the recipe that yoga is trying to teach me too?

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

{beauty-full?}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 6 – YOGA DAY 214 :: sunset

11 Aug

Day 214: OMG.

And then, there was this:

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

{magical moments part deux}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 6 – YOGA DAY 213 :: magic moments

9 Aug

Day 213: Beauty.

I’m sitting here thinking about magical moments. I’ve had quite a magical day. I’m watching the Olympics, appreciating the magical moments these athletes are experiencing, as all the days they have been living most of their life for unfolds in this moment.

And then I’m appreciating the magical moments I share with the women in my life – my aunt, my nieces, and my mom’s best friend. From moments of shopping, trying on bathing suits to giggling like little girls with little girls.

There is magic that happens when women get together. Even if it’s just shopping. There is magic all around us.

Pure magic.


More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

P.S. And now I yoga!

{magical moments}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 6 – YOGA DAY 131 :: the breath

11 May

Day 131: Take my breath away.

There are times when I pinch myself living here in the PNW. Moments where I catch my breath or catch myself breathless. The height of the trees. The roll of the waves. The raindrops settling on flowers.

And tonight. The sunset across an expansive sky painted with clouds and washed with color.

There are also moments of clarity that come from these moments of beauty. Maybe it’s all this yoga I am doing this year that is unwinding my body and my mind, one nerve and muscle at a time.

But at the core of it all, I know underlies my breath.

Which has me thinking…
Maybe our breath is all we really have after all. Everything else we just need to breathe through. The moments that take our breath away and the moments that knock all the air there is out of us.

Breathe on.
Until we find the next tree, ocean, wave, sky, sunset, to take our breath away.
Breathe on.

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

{breathing?}
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