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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 287 :: trust in simplicity

16 Oct


A storm is brewing tonight, the wind is picking up and rain is on its way. I’m wrapped up in a blanket on the couch sipping on hot cocoa and watching TV. It’s the simple things. There is so much comfort in the simple things.  

Trust in the simple things.

Trust me!
More tomorrow.


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2014 BLOG – DAY 87 :: fire beautiful

28 Mar

I spotted something beautiful today in the light of fire.

Isn’t it amazing the comfort and ease a fireplace brings to a room?

More tomorrow.

{what brings you comfort?}

Day 349: 12 days of christmas :: comfort and joy

16 Dec

There are 9 days until Christmas.
This weekend I have found myself reflecting on peace.

Tonight, I wish for comfort. 

comfort, joy, thepromise365, jamie eslinger

And I am meditating on the phrase: comfort and joy

God rest ye merry, gentlemen
Let nothing you dismay
Remember, Christ, our Saviour
Was born on Christmas day
To save us all from Satan’s power
When we were gone astray
O tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy

“Fear not then,” said the Angel,
“Let nothing you affright,
This day is born a Saviour
Of a pure Virgin bright,
To free all those who trust in Him
From Satan’s power and might.”
O tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy

Now to the Lord sing praises,
All you within this place,
And with true love and brotherhood
Each other now embrace;
This holy tide of Christmas
All other doth deface.
O tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy

Wishing you comfort and joy.

Day 13: seeing red

13 Jan

I passed this red coat in the window of Max Mara today and literally stopped in my tracks.

I was drawn to it.  My eyes caught a glimpse of that little red spark of intrigue and my heart jumped for joy.

Me likey.

Since that moment I have wondered: Why did I have such a visceral reaction to a coat?
Here’s what I’ve come up with:

It was a cold day in Naples, Florida.
I can’t complain while the rest of the country was pummeled with snow we received a slightly breezy and temperate 55 degrees. Brrrrrr! (not complaining)

There’s also something intriguing about the mismatched lapels.
It’s a design note that screams: I am creative. I am an individual. I am bold.

Here’s the play-by-play of what happened in my body:
My skin noticed the dip in temperature. My eyes spotted the coat. My heart pumped faster and my mind developed a feature-length fantasy of me walking through the open air mall in a beautiful, red, woolly work of art.

All of this in less than 5 seconds.
It was totally subconscious.

Let’s rewind a bit. This is really what happened:
I had tons of work to do and my day was perfectly scheduled. I planned to go to the early morning yoga class, then pump out a ton of work and do my afternoon calls. However, when I woke up this morning, my MacBook Pro wouldn’t turn on.

Plans ruined.
I skipped the yoga class, didn’t eat and hurried to the Apple Store.  Waited forever in line for my “appointment” with the Genius Bar, watched as they most effortlessly worked their magic and continually rebooted my computer. Once out of the throws of Apple Land, I rushed to find a spot at Starbucks to plug in and crank out at least something productive before my 2pm call.
Foiled! Starbucks was busy, all seats taken.

I left the mall in a scurry to uncover a Plan B, and that is when I saw…

A promise of comfort, ease, and warmth.
The wearer of this coat must always be on time, on schedule and totally put together, with no computer delays. Lines and hassles surely disappear in an instant when this coat arrives on the scene.

It was a fantastic fix for my rushed reality.
And, I’m not buying it.  At least not this year.

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