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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 99 :: be loud

8 Apr
{with your joy}

We spent the day with family. I cannot think of a better way to be joyful – family, food, funny jokes, forgotten stories, and even more fabulous people.

And, of course, a dog. His name is Jake.

Jake loves his people. He loves most everybody actually. And his treats. He wags his tail and prances with joy from person to person in every room, smelling them with his nose as if to remind them that they belong in his world.  It’s Jake’s stamp of approval.

He is a gentle giant. A sweet soul. A big white dog with a round pink belly leaving a soft spot in all of our hearts.

Jake taught me a little bit about joy today — and the importance of being loud with it. Because he doesn’t need to be reminded when it’s time for dinner or a treat.


Don’t be shy to ask for your treats. Wag your tail.

Be loud with your joy! 

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{be loud with your joy}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 363 :: a kind lesson

29 Dec
{these two}

It’s been a year, 2017. Amidst it all two things have been constant: Pup and Brady.

Sometimes for comic relief, other times for adventure. One thing I am absolutely sure of… there is nothing kinder than the love of a dog and the wag of a tail to the rhythm of joy. Times that by two and you’ve got a pretty kind life.

If there is nothing else in this year to teach me the power of kindness, there are these two dogs. They are cuddled up on their dog bed right now, wrapped around each other and snuggled in for the night.

In this year of Kindness, they have taught me this: Lick it better and shake it off.

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{shake it off}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 293 :: 4-letter word friday

20 Oct

Pets. 

On this 4-Letter Word Friday, I am touched by the kindness of pets. Specifically, my two dogs.

Pup, at age 16 (and a half!) is just a daily miracle. His big brown eyes can see straight through a person. His impeccable sense of timing (wake time, breakfast time, nap time and dinner time) is always on point. And he loves to cuddle more than the furry kitties he watches outside the window.

Even Brady, our crazy one, is full of love. I think it’s the love in him that makes him would so tight. His love of food (any type of food), meeting new people, running after the rain and catching flies is done with full-on enthusiasm.

Both keep us on our toes. They sometimes make me wonder who is really in charge here. And yet, I can’t imagine life without these kind creatures.

So this Friday is devoted to pets. pups and dogs.

May they awaken your soul with kindness.

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{the kindness of pets}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 197 :: puppies

8 Aug

Smile

I thought it would be kind to share cute puppy photos today. Why? Because these make me smile. And laugh out loud. Some are moments of pure chaos. Others are moments of pure bliss. Some are just a strange, crazy moment that we share with a Vizsla pup named Brady.

 

 

Did you smile?

More tomorrow….
Lovemore,
Jamie

{kindness}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 148 :: my kind of smell

20 Jun

Living with Dogs.  

I once saw a home is Mexico labeled Casa Pero Loco. Or something close to the meaning of “Crazy Dog House” — sometimes I feel that is where I call home.

Two dogs mean that we have lots of LOVE, wagging tails, kisses, and hugs … and lots of smells. We aren’t going to get rid of our fur babies, they are part of the family, but there are times I want to get rid of the smells.

Enter – my new candle. I love it.


Sweet Dune Grass. Reminds me of our time on Martha’s Vineyard. Smells like summer. And long walks at night with two puppies.

Kind memories. Kind smells.
Maybe the best kind of all.

More tomorrow….
Lovemore,
Jamie

{all the smells}
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 JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 162 :: opposite of kindness 

14 Jun

Who me?  

This is not a look of kindness. This is a look of too many monkeys jumping on the bed.

It’s also a look of:
 What? Who me? Why are you yelling? 

Maybe it’s bad four-legged parenting. The bed was made and then I swear I turn my head for a moment and I find two dogs, a messy bed and two looks of incredulousness.

I yell. Then I laugh. Then I take a photo. It’s a cycle with these two.

I think their job is to keep me on my kind toes. And I think kindness is trying to teach me patience – and how to roll with it. Whatever “it” may be.

More tomorrow….
Lovemore,
Jamie

{cycles?}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS DAY 7 :: kind of niceness

7 Jan

Pushover.

Today I was kind in a regular-sort-of-day way. Mostly to my doggies.

I am a puppy pushover. The dogs get what they want. If they want something they come to me. They paw at my leg. They whine in my direction. Because I cave. I am probably a dog trainer’s worst nightmare. I can’t help it… they pull at my heartstrings.

Today Brady got what he wanted. A hug. A sit-on-my-lap pawfully sweet hug.

And Pup got what he wanted. A pawfully cute kiss and lots of attention — and too much water.

And that was probably the extent of my intentional kindness today. And, you know what? I am okay with that. I yearned for a dog for half my adult life. I couldn’t convince my ex to be a dog owner. It caused me an overwhelmingly intense sort of sadness. The kind that is hard to explain to others, but you know it deep in your heart. When you’re a dog person you need a dog.

And now I have two. So, yeah, maybe I’m a pushover. But I waited for it and I have earned it. And I do enjoy every second of it. Even the bumpy, barky, messy days.

Which reminds me of another kind of kindness: enjoying what you have. 
Enjoy what you have, kind soul.

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

P.S.  Challenge #1 is still on!  Are you Practicing Respect?
If you choose to accept this challenge, try one of the following acts:
– admire someone with kind words
– point out a particular and appreciated detail with kind words
– use thoughtful words to compliment someone on an achievement

{Enjoying?}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 6 – YOGA DAY 309 :: and then there were two

11 Nov

Day 309: Home.

I am home. And there are at least two little guys happy to see me. There’s something so wonderful about a tail wagging when you open the door. Make that two tails.

Namaste, Home. Namaste.

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

{wag}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 6 – YOGA DAY 217 :: you can do anything

13 Aug

Day 217: You can.

My mantra is You Can Do Anything. And you can.
Case in point: this dog.


In this video, you can watch this dog climb down a ladder (thanks for the video DeAnne!). Yes, a dog. Climb down a ladder.

It just goes to show that we can do more than we know.
If only we believe.
You can do anything!

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

{you can do it}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 6 – YOGA DAY 181 :: buddy system

6 Jul

Day 181: Yoga Pal.

Tonight, my yoga looked like this:  Pup’s face.

He wouldn’t stop licking my face while I was finishing my yoga. (Savasana is very sticky with Mr. Licky.) And yet, it’s always nice to have a buddy when exercising. Even if it’s one who just watches and barks.

And licks.

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

{buddy system}
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