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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 35 :: win and lose

4 Feb
{next year}

It’s always hard to lose. And that’s the hardest part of sports, sporting or being a sports fan. Someone always loses. “There’s always next year,” was coined for a night like this.

And yet, on the other side, there is a winner. A first-time victory and the joy of bringing home a trophy. History in the record books. So many elated sports fans. The first taste of victory.

It’s the light and the dark. The sun and the shade. One needs the other to exist. For that contrast.

Tonight I felt that contrast as my heart beat so fast inside of me I could barely breathe. I so wanted the Patriots to win. Not because the team has been there before. Not because it was Tom Brady, the GOAT in the game. Not because I have watch him play since his days at Michigan or because we spent most of our adult life in Boston. It was because Justin was at the game.

I just wanted them to win so that he could see it. Experience it. Take it all in.

Of course, this is where you say, “Oh, it’s just a game.” And it is. But it’s making me think about JOY — and what it takes to feel joyful — do we need the low to understand the high? Does the winner need the loser to feel victory? 

The answer is most likely, yes, in both instances.

And yet, it sucks to lose. In the whatever game you play. Always. But the point may be to find joy in the game. To honor the ability to play. Or to just be there. Win or lose.

Congratulations Philly – may you enjoy every moment of this joyous occasion.
And… for the rest of us…there’s always next year 😉

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{joy}
#lovemore

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 6 – YOGA DAY 86 :: spring was here

27 Mar

Day 86: Rainy days.

Yesterday was so Springy! And today was, well, not. But I did find what might be my new favorite coffee shop. Woods Coffee. Not in the woods however, this place is overlooking the harbor.

It hangs out on the boardwalk and pier overlooking Bellingham Bay. And while I had to walk through pelting rain to get there, it was worth the trip.

Even though I was missing the warm, spring sunshine, there’s something so purely calming about cozying up to a fire after being out in the cold.

I suppose that’s the power of contrast. Regardless, I am ready to spring forward into that sunshine wherever she may be…now, on to yoga…

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

{spring?}
#lovemoredomore

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