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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 203 :: follow the lobster

21 Jul
{joy ride}

The joy ride is on!

Today, my friend Amy and I went on a New England adventure. In search of a lobster roll. We didn’t find one but we did find fish for lunch and a sunny beach to sit on with many other New England families. We also found the house that Justin and I spent a winter in on top of pylons on the beach. The house looks different in the summer…. as does everything. As if nature is coated with joy.

Then, of course, to top it all off, we found shopping.
It always comes back to shopping, doesn’t it?

I think this year is teaching me to have more adventures.
And, when it comes to joy, to follow the lobster!

Happy Friday!

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{search for joy}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 200 :: joy is the small things

18 Jul
{joy}

Sometimes jot is big. And sometimes joy is small. Tonight my joy was a small glass of wine. Just a small thing, really. Joy is teaching me that sometimes it arrives in big boxes and sometimes it’s found in small glasses.

The most important thing is to recognize it every step of the way, big or small. Thank you, Joy.
Cheers!

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{cheers}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 199 :: joy is getting caught in the rain

17 Jul
{joy}

Rain is so rainy. I have a love/hate relationship with it. I love to hear rain go pitter-patterer on the window while I am warm and cozy inside. But I hate to get soaking wet in it if I get caught outside.

Tonight, I got caught in a rainstorm on my way home from work.  I was in a car driving so I didn’t get wet but there were puddles and the rain was so hard that I had to pull over and stop at Starbucks to wait it out.

It made me pause. It made me stop. I think that’s what is joyful about rain. The heavens open us and pour water on the Earth and make everything else standstill, pay attention, observe and be present.

Getting caught in the rain might get you soaked but it can also suspend time.
What joy.

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{suspend time}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 198 :: joy is new and old

16 Jul
{joyful}

Today I started anew. New job. New office. New coworkers. New experiences but all in my old stomping ground. Old and new. What a great combination.

It’s like meeting an old friend with a new facelift, it’s familiar and new. It’s a joyful combination, old +  new.

What joy.
More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{old and new}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 196 :: joy is a hello

14 Jul
{new adventures}

Joy is saying hello because saying goodbye is too hard.

I am on my way to Boston, on to our next adventure, and my heart’s journey. This is what joy is bringing up and teaching me, to look forward and not look back.

Three years ago, I followed my bliss and it led us to Washington. And now, joy calls. You would think joy and bliss would be the same thing, or very, very close to it. It turns out, they live on different coasts. My bliss lives in Washington but my joy is calling me back to Boston.

It’s a return to the heart in so many ways. The truth is (and I know this after living in a myriad of different places) that “home” is a place that lives inside of us, inside our heart. But our heart’s desire sometimes needs us, in fact requires us, to go on a journey.

Joy is a matter of the heart.

My heart is grateful to all that Washington brought us. The family, the food, the fun. A little piece of us will always be in Washington too, the final resting place for our dear Pup after seventeen years of being man’s best friend. He will not be with us on this next journey but he will always be in our hearts.

And now, the future is calling us forward. On to new adventures!!

Goodbye, for now, Left Coast.
Hello, Right Coast.
Follow your bliss and create your joy!

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{joy}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 174 :: the clean truth

23 Jun
{fresh}

Ahhh, clean laundry. Right now, it’s giving me an abundance of joy. It’s also reminding me how simple and powerful a fresh, clean scent can be, especially on the weekend. Is there anything better than a clean load of laundry on a Saturday night? Okay…. maybe there is. But tonight, clean, fresh, folded laundry feels so, so good.

It’s the simple things. Thanks for the reminder dear, Joy.

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{the clean truth}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 87 :: prime time friday

30 Mar
{millions}

Oh, joy! Tonight we watched women’s basketball on prime time. The games were amazing. Overtime to boot! The little girl inside me that never understood why women’s basketball didn’t get fans full of stands was thrilled.

Actually, over the moon. 

It made me think about joy — and how there are SO many ways, millions of ways, to find something joyful. So why not just pick one a day?

Just one. That’s all it takes to fully feel joyful.
Even if it’s watching a great game.
On prime time.

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{what’s your prime?}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 51 :: inner peace

21 Feb
{true joy}

I’ve been thinking a lot about tough skin this week. It’s come up a couple times. As a sensitive soul, I have been told more than once in my life that I need to have thicker skin.

But now I know, it’s the sensitive ones that change the world. It’s the sensitive ones that feel so deeply they have to speak up. It’s the sensitive ones that make a difference.

I’ve been watching these young teenagers speak up over the last week. About their truth. About their anger. About what they think needs to change. And it’s so reassuring to me.  

Being sensitive is a direct connection from heart to soul. It’s a filter that doesn’t allow anything else in but the truth to come out. It also requires a sense of inner peace, to be strong enough to feel what’s real.

You don’t need tough skin when you have inner peace.

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{peace}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 50 :: one step forward

20 Feb
{pushing joy}

It hit me today. I’ve spent my entire life pushing joy. Pushing it around in front of me. All the diagnoses, the doctors, and the surgeries. They have all been me pushing me forward, to find joy.

And I think that’s the payoff of persistence. Which I am, if nothing else.

I also realized something else today. Sometimes we don’t know where it’s all going — or what we are pushing toward. But it’s important to keep going.

Even when it feels like you can’t keep going, you can. Pick yourself up and take just one step forward. 

Keep pushing joy.

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{be pushy}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 49 :: joy of friends

19 Feb
{inside}

I’ve been thinking a lot about friends these days. The people in my life, who have come in and out at just exactly the right times. 

There are few words to describe it, but there is so much joy.

It has me thinking about the joy of friends. The lifelong joy and this very moment joy, and all the tiny turns in between.

A good friend is a mirror, holding you up to your greatest potential. And catching so you don’t fall to your lowest point. They are givers of good in so many ways.

I feel blessed in the friendship department. The sisterhood of the traveling friends. You know who you are!

Here’s to all the friends. New. Old. Silver. Gold.
Thank you for the joy. 

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{friendship}
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