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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 113 :: the joy of loudness

22 Apr
{make some noise}

I was around many children this week during my travels and there is one thing that sticks out in my mind. They are loud with their joy.

And shouldn’t joy be loud?

I suppose there is a place for quiet joy, gentle revelry, and silent excitement. But the best part of joy should be big and bold and sometimes, very, very loud.   

So go out there and be loud with your joy. If you don’t… who else will?

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{be loud}
#lovemore

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 96 :: whispering joy

5 Apr
{listening joy}

I can feel joy whispering in my ears these days. This is what happens when I approach the 100+ day mark. I start to feel the power of my promise pulse in my veins. But its very small… almost like a whisper. 

Which brings me to this: listening.

Listening to our joys might be even more important than experiencing joy. 
Listen to the whispers in your ear. 
Listen to the joy that wants to carry you forward. 

They are the sound of your dreams brewing and blooming.

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{listen}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 70 :: joy rides

13 Mar
{sunshine}

Whoooo! We are at Day 70 of this year. Already. Hard to believe, isn’t it? It is now mid-March for those keeping track.  And, I am learning that joy is all around us.

In one way I am learning an old lesson – you can do anything. 

But I think the secret formula for that is this: with JOY. Meaning, with joy you can do anything. If you apply passion to the problem, the persistence ignites.

Here’s to your joy.

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{do with joy}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 54 :: joyous investing

24 Feb
{invest}

My first Kiva! And I couldn’t be more proud.

This is the introduction of Pretty Pockets, a company that is empowering moms with nothing but elegant and practical accessories they are proud to wear.

I love this diaper bag backpack that also holds a bottle and diaper changer inside this very stylish package. It is a Kiva project that I participated in by giving a small loan to a woman with a big dream.

The irony is that it was a wedding gift to Justin and I… and it keeps on giving. I love following the development of the brand and the product as well as Madhu‘s updates in the process.

It brings me great joy. I don’t know if it’s the investment in someone else’s dream more than the return I get in my heart. But, joy it is.

And that has me thinking about investments. And investment in someone else’s dream is a contribution to your heart with exponential returns.

Pretty Pockets, indeed!

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{invest}
#lovemore

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 38 :: the joy of dreaming

9 Feb
{dream on}

As this year takes off I am thinking about dreams. Where dreams come from and how they find us. And the joy that comes from making our dreams come true.

I have also been thinking about the inspiration I find in words. I believe that words are medicine. Truly medicine. Words hold a vibration. And that vibration carries through our soul.

So this year, as I think about JOY… creating joy and sharing joy…I have decided to share more words. Here is tonight’s addition: 

Dreams are the gift of our nights and the adventure of our days.

Here’s to your dreams and your joy!
More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{dreams}
#lovemore

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 34 :: the joy of pats

3 Feb
{twas the night before}

‘Twas the night before the Super Bowl and all through the house, not a creature was stirring not even a Pats fan. And when I say Pats fan, I mean Justin. He is as giddy as a little boy on Christmas morning. In a few hours, Justin will board a plane for Minneapolis for a date with destiny. Thanks to a few cousins and some lucky last minute tickets.

The funny thing is, he has been waiting his entire life for this day. His favorite team and the Super Bowl all culminating into one big game in a brand, grand new stadium. It’s everything the little boy in him always dreamed of — especially when the Patriots were terrible. Like…. really terrible. For years. Decades. Yet, he has remained strong and steadfast. Always a believer.

It’s easy to forget those years now… the New England Patriots are a dynasty in the making. If not already a legend and a legacy. But there were days when the team was only this special in the hearts of little boys and a few grown men.

One of those little boys who is now a grown man, will be in a seat at the stadium that Minneapolis built. Rooting for his team. From the sidelines. Just like he always has… with passion in his soul and hope in his heart.

And that reminds me…this is what JOY is made of.

What a joy to see someone’s dream come true.
Priceless, really.

More tomorrow… (Go Pats!!)

Lovemore,
Jamie

{dreams}
#lovemore

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 359 :: merry christmas

25 Dec
{miracles}

Happy holidays. Merry Christmas. And good tidings.

Today, we awoke to a little Christmas miracle. A blanket of snow. It was pristine and beautiful — and a surprise! Which reminds me of the power of miracles.  

Last night at dinner we tracked Santa’s sleigh with an online App. We also discussed the weather and all wished to wake up to a white Christmas. We then watched Santa make stops in Bolivia and Costa Rice, Canada, the USA, and Mexico all on a phone held in our little hands while sitting at the dinner table (what a miracle!).

Then, this morning I awoke to Jaynane singing Christmas music from the living room and announcing, “It’s a White Christmas!”

I thought she was referring to the song. And, of course, the Christmas music wafting into our room. As I stumbled out into the living room in my pajamas she turned on the porch lights to show off the blanket of snow outside. It was a Christmas miracle – a snowclad world sparking outside.

We dreamt about it. We talked about it. And then we woke up to it. It may seem small but it was a magical way to greet the day. And it reminds me that Miracles can come in all forms.

Last I checked, Santa delivered 7,281,439,471 gifts around the world on this Christmas holiday. How kind of him. What a feat! A true miracle if you ask me.

Maybe the biggest miracle of all is remembering to believe.
In the power of loving each other.
Of being kind to those in our lives all year long.
And recognizing the magic in our everyday experiences.
Even when it’s just surprise snowflakes out the window.

That may be the kindest Christmas gift of all.

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{miracles}
#lovemore

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 350 :: christmas kindness

17 Dec
{dreams}

Today I continue the month of Christmas Kindness!

It’s the fourth day in my pajamas. Winter colds are so cozy.  The only progress I have made in these last four days is with the Gilmore Girls on Netflix.

And with dreaming.

There are so many dreams that happen when you stay in your PJ’s for four days straight. I love what I learn in my dreams, and what they tell me, reveal to me, share with me and inspire me.

It all has me thinking about the rest and reset button.  One step back and two steps forward.

Dreams are kind.

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{dreams}
#lovemore

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 290 :: kind slowness

17 Oct

Oh, Internet. 

It’s day three of my internet being on strike. The good news is that the technician appointment is tomorrow and a new router will be installed. The bad news is that the interwebs are slow. I mean s …l …o …w.


So tonight’s post will be short as I share something that I read earlier today: it reminds me to SLOW down, be calm and enjoy the ride.

“Remember that everything that will occur in your life will occur in its own time. Quelling your urge to rush will enable you to witness yourself learning, changing, and becoming stronger. There is so much to see and do in between the events and processes that we deem definitive. If you are patient enough to take pleasure in your existence’s unfolding, the journey from one pinnacle to the next will seem to take no time at all.” – madisyn taylor

That reminds me …kindness is best absorbed at a slow pace.

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{enjoy the slow}
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 JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 181 :: beauty rest

22 Jul

Kindness.

I’m doing a kind thing tonight… going to sleep. It seems so simple but it hasn’t been a very good two nights so far in Chicago sleep time.

I’m a bit time-zoned and haven’t been able to fall asleep… so tonight I am counting sheep, and my dreams, and looking forward to waking up to sunny Chicagoland tomorrow.

Afterall, you have to sleep to dream.
Night. Night. Kindness.

More tomorrow….
Lovemore,
Jamie

{beauty rest}
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