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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 363 :: joy is believing in something

29 Dec


I believe in Joy. I believe it has changed my life this year and sent me down a path and a trajectory that I couldn’t have imagined last January 1st. 

I believe writing this blog every night forces me to face my dreams. It holds me accountable and it keeps me honest with myself. It provides a moment of reflection and allows me to lasso the words and thoughts floating in my head. 

I believe in the power of JOY.
And I believe Joy is believing in something. 

Here’s to believing in yourself.

More tomorrow… 



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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 80 :: believe

23 Mar
{be clear, be loud}

As JOY continues to take me down this road, and this year, I keep running up against the message to be clear. I also keep hearing the message that we live in a world where we can be anything… and do anything. So why not be clear? And loud. And above all else… believe that you can. 

Thanks, Joy. I got (and shared!) the message.

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 168 :: believing in kindness

9 Jul


We just left Wonder Woman, the movie. The movie that is grossing more than Deadpool did. The movie that has women and little girls talking. The movie that was hyped to be amazing.

Not everyone I saw the movie with loved it. But, I was inspired. Not by the woman power thing (although that was great) and not by the super power thing (although entertaining) and not even by the costume thing (okay, I admit, I LOVED her boots!).

No, I was inspired by something else…. belief.

It was a theme that I felt running throughout the movie. Believing in what you are called to do. Believing in what you think is right. Believing in others. Believing in yourself.

At one point in the movie, my little niece leaned over and said, “She’s awesome” as Wonder Woman staved off bullets and guns and raced to save the villagers. As the scene continued where Wonder Woman was the only one brave enough to walk through a storm of firing shots and use her shield to defend and conquer, because she knew it was the right thing to do  –  that same niece learned over and said, “Okay, she’s really awesome!”

If a movie can do that, capture the attention of little girl even for a moment, even for a spark of admiration of strength and character and belief in oneself, then I think that’s pretty wonderful.

And maybe that’s what this movie hoopla is really about. Suspending time for just a moment to believe. Even if it is in a far-fetched CGI tale of Amazonian women warriors who are really cartoons and do only what superheroes can do in a movie.

But isn’t that what movies are supposed to do?

For just those few moments, I was inspired to believe. In love and kindness and all things that are right in this world.

(…and, of course, those boots!)

More tomorrow….


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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 114 :: on kindness and believing

27 Apr


The NFL draft started tonight, and with it, Justin sent me this:

It’s a good reminder, that no matter what others believe you have to believe in yourself. Isn’t that the kindest thing you could ever do?

Whether picked first.
Or not at all.

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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.

P.S. And now I yoga!

{magical moments}

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JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 2 :: always believe

2 Jan

In a total Bliss Move I received an early birthday gift from two of my favorite girls. And it couldn’t have arrived at a better time as I have officially lost my voice (sniff, cough, gag, Sudafed). 

The sign reads:
“Always believe that something wonderful is about to happen.”

I think it’s the perfect way to start the New Year and this new promise to Follow Your Bliss. (And to get rid of this cold!).

What do you believe will happen next for you?

More tomorrow. 


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Jamie’s BLOG – DAY 138 :: believe

19 May

A little bit of beauty today comes from a book. It was a gift (thank you Kim!).

And it’s beautiful, both inside and out, because it’s all about believing.

What do you believe in right now?

(P.S. If you love it, you can get it here: Believe: A gift to celebrate new beginnings).

More tomorrow.


BLOG – GIFT DAY 328 :: a month of inspiration :: winning after losing

24 Nov

Today, in my month-long nod to inspiration, I share a come from behind win – and what it means to you. 

Do you feel behind? 
Like you’re losing, like there’s no way to get where you want to go? 

Then take a note from tonight’s Sunday Night Football game. 
The New England Patriots (our favorite team) played the Denver Bronco’s (Mama Sling’s favorite team). 

Somehow in the first quarter the Pats FUMBLED three times and gave up two touchdowns and a field goal. Blame it on the cold weather, the indomitable Denver defense or just some serious bad luck, but by halftime the Pats were down 24 – 0. 

How could this happen?
And SO fast?

The score looked overwhelmingly pitiful, so Justin required that I wear a NE Patriots hat. Just to help bring back some mojo. To believe in something. Anything to change the momentum.

So I donned the hat, and a new attitude.
Go Pats!

As you probably already know, The Pats won. 

Which brings me to this: 

It’s so easy to get down. It’s even easier to stay down when the going gets tough. But you can always turn “it” around – whatever your it may be. 

The past does not have to dictate the future. 
Because every new action counts more than the one before it. 
Every choice matters. 
And you can always start over. 

So go forth and do or re-do. 
And… no matter what, believe.

You just might win.

More tomorrow.

Lovemore {fearless!}

{where do you want a win?}

Day 353: 12 days of christmas :: i believe! i believe! i believe!

20 Dec

I sit here tonight ruminating on the word BELIEVE.
Tis the season I suppose. 

It is 5 days until Christmas — otherwise known as the season of believin’.

Primarily believing in faith:

…that a rather large man in a red, shiny suit will shimmy his way down the chimney.

…that an Elf has nothing better to do than sit on a shelf.

…that the world will not end on 12/21/12.

believe, the promise 365, jamie eslinger

Today as I stood in an excruciatingly long line at Traders Joe’s I became increasingly annoyed at how long it was taking to just check out already!

I looked at the check-out lane next to me and saw it was open.


As I made my move a cart rolled in and took the free and open spot.


As the smoke poured out my ears I looked ahead in line to see what was a matter.  What could be the hold up?

Turns out it was a frail, elderly woman and her husband.

They were almost five feet tall (almost!) all hunched over and barely able to peer over the credit card swipe machine. The kind and patient woman who worked for Trader Joe’s sweetly talked to the elderly couple as they SLOWLY paid for their goods.

  • She asked them how long they lived in the area.
  • She asked them what they were doing for the holidays.
  • She asked them how long they had been married.

By the time they paid for their groceries, filled up their cart and wheeled away, I watched three people check out in the line next to me.

But I learned more about this little old couple in those ten minutes than I know about my own neighbors.

  • They have lived in Hanover for their entire lives. 
  • They are having their children home for the holidays. 
  • They have been married 50 years. 

Just watching this kind cashier soak in and celebrate this elderly couple’s life restored my faith in humanity.

It jettisoned my faith in a friendly neighborhood place to shop.

And reminded me how important it is to slow down and listen.

As I paid for my groceries the woman in line behind me smiled at our cashier and said, “Thank you for taking the time to take care of them, we will all be their age someday.”

She is so right.
We will all be there someday.

And that gives me even more reason to believe: 

In our neighbors.
In ourselves.
In our world.


…that a rather large man in a red, shiny suit will shimmy his way down the chimney.

…that an Elf has nothing better to do than sit on a shelf.

…that the world will not end on 12/21/12.

Because every good action begins with a good reason.
And love.

I believe.

Happy holidays.



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Day 276: sweet visual candy :: you can do anything!

3 Oct

Just a little short and sweet visual candy tonight… just because I love the message.

You can do anything!


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