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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 136 :: free joy

14 May
{bloom}

Okay so it’s not technically summer, but the last few days have felt like it.   And, it feels good. Flowers blooming, sunshine shining, bees buzzing. It’s as if the world has woken up.

I have literally watched the leaves grow on the tree outside my window. They were baby sprouts just a week ago, now they are full on leaves the size of my hand. And green. So green!

I love the color of green spring flipping into summer green. It’s that beautiful lime then full dark kale color. It’s like watching Mother Nature’s rainbow this burst of color all around me.

I love it. And it brings me joy. And, biggest bonus ever… it’s FREE!
More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{free joy}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 122 :: pink petals

1 May
{joy}

I can’t remember the last time I have spent this much time in bed and the bathroom. But the good news is I am almost turning a corner. The fever has finally broken and it’s raining pink flower petals.

Literally.  As I was taking a shower pink flower petals started falling from the sky. 

Of course, it was Justin, on the other side of the curtain throwing them over and on top of me.  It was absolutely the most joyful thing that could have happened since I have been cooped up in this sick bed.

What a joyful surprise.
When you can’t go see the flowers, let the flowers find you.

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{surprise}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 89 :: long lost friends

2 Apr
{flowers}

I’ve been thinking a lot about my friends lately — and how lucky I am to be connected to so many amazing people in this world. What a true gift, in so many ways that words cannot describe. Joy is one word, that can only sum it up.

I’ve also been thinking about the times that I have felt so very far away from my “people” — and in those times when I cannot reach a friend, it’s always been the flowers that give me support.

The flowers pop up, bloom, and remind me that there is still beauty in this world.  Sometimes I think the flowers are long lost friends because of the joy they bring to me.

And, those flowers have taught me so many valuable lessons.

  • To bloom no matter who is watching.
  • To remember there will always be another spring
  • To celebrate all the various colors and combinations this world has to offer
  • And to recognize beauty in every stage of life

Those flowers are just so full of wisdom, love, and joy, aren’t they?
Thank you, my friends.

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 84 :: watching flowers bloom

27 Mar
{joyufl}

Spring is starting to peek through the rain, and along with it are also the flowers. I love seeing the flowers begin to bloom. They bring with them so much joy!

Which brings me to tonight’s thoughts on joy…

Joy, truly is, watching the flowers bloom.
Bloom, flowers, bloom! The world needs your joy.

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{bloom}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 55 :: blooming

25 Feb
{defrost}

The snow has melted. And my little flowers outside my office window seemed to have survived the storm. They are brighter green today than they have been all week. It has me thinking of spring, and blossoms and the power of blooming. 

But I know that the petals are really just the expression of all the work that happens before the flower blooms. The struggle in the soil, the surviving of the winter storms, the seeds that were planted so long ago. Blooming always starts on the inside, deep beneath the surface.

I have a feeling that is where JOY comes from too.

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{bloom}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 48 :: snow day

18 Feb
{joy}

We woke up to snow this morning. A slight dusting across the land leaving everything white capped and wintery. Even the flowers that are poking up out the ground outside my window.

They have delicate little yellow bulbs waiting to open. I worried about them today. But the truth is, Mother Nature knows best.

And those little delicate flowers probably know exactly what to do to survive a February snow and when to do it. Much like I think we all do. We all know what to do deep down in our heart of hearts. There is always that truth.  The heart truth.   

So I will keep watching those flowers out my window. And hope the sun will come out tomorrow to warm them back up.

And… In my heart, I already know it will.

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{heart joy}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 178 :: surprise 

19 Jul

Dinner.

Tonight Justin rushed me out the door. I thought it was pretty rude actually since I was trying to finish up a phone call. But he insisted. So I hung up abruptly and hopped into the car next to him.

Then he handed me a Bonzai Tree – the tree of life, and surprised me with our three-week wedding anniversary celebration dinner. It was all planned because I won’t be here on our first month anniversary next week. How sweet. How thoughtful. How kind.

We dined next to the docks and the bay at Anthony’s on the wharf. But all I could see were the flowers. Brilliant, beautiful, bold flowers waving at us in the wind as we sipped and ate our four-course meal.

It all reminded me that everything is in living color when you take the time to appreciate what it is you have. For me, it was the kindness of a meal, one that commemorates our three weeks together as officially married.

But, what it really showed me was this: the kindness of every little detail.
And I should know by now that this guy likes surprises!

More tomorrow….
Lovemore,
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 157 4-letter friday

9 Jun

Flow.  

As in flower.

I passed this flower stand on my way home today. Situated at the corner of the path through the park it caught my eye. Just one vase of red flowers left.

And a note.

I love the idea of a flower stand and the idea of trust.
Trusting that people will pay for their flowers and pay it forward so that there may be more flowers.

Keeping it in the flow.
How kind.

More tomorrow….
Lovemore,
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 138 kindness is…

21 May

Blooming. 

And this:

And also this: watching beauty bloom right in front of your eyes.

The older I am the more appreciation I have for the flowers and the blooming that occurs right before my very eyes. It’s like magic. Or Mother Nature’s kindness pouring out as I walk on by. The tricky part is noticing.

Blooming kindness.

More tomorrow….
Lovemore,
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS DAY 104 :: the kindness of flowers

17 Apr

Bloom.

Is there anything more kind than flowers? And can anyone ever post too many flowers?

Ka-Blooms!

More tomorrow….
Lovemore,
Jamie

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