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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 186 :: fireworks

4 Jul
{joyful, fun and free}

As the fireworks burst outside my window I am popping with joy. How joyful it is to be free. How joyful it is to have fun. The best combination is fun and free, and free and fun.

Sometimes I think we forgot how to have fun and be free. But a day like today is a good reminder, Independence Day. I spent the day sorting through more stuff. Mostly clothing and shoes, my heart’s desires. I already dropped off six bags at the consignment store and have three more waiting to go.

Not because I don’t love them but because they no longer fit. Most are too small. A few are too big. But mostly, I have a sense that in order to fully walk into a new adventure you have to let go of the old ones.

Believe me, it’s hard for me to do. Clothing whispers to me. My clothing sends surges of memories into every cell of my being — what I wore, what I did,  what I ate, who I met, what happened… and what didn’t happen too. Clothing is a time capsule.

So, to me, it’s like gathering up a bunch of old friends and waving goodbye at port, as they ready to go onto new adventures in places I can only imagine… at the consignment store. And, yet, there is a sense of freedom in that.

It’s a sense of letting go. And letting in the new. It’s a freedom, really. One I’m proud to say I have, the ability to pick up my life and move it to a new place, a different state, a different port. What a beautiful freedom we have in this world.

Many adventures (and I’m sure new clothing) await!
What joy.

More tomorrow…



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

14 May

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…


{free joy}

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 9 :: free kindness

9 Jan


I often say that words are free, but tonight this caught me by surprise.

Kindness is free.
And a great investment.
What a deal!

More tomorrow.

P.S.  Challenge #1 is on till Wednesday!  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

{Kindling Kindness?}

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Day 217: f*ing friday :: free fun

5 Aug

Today continues the weekly series, F*ing Fridays, which will coincidentally occur on Friday. I mentioned some of my favorite F words back on Day 5, including: Fearless, Fabulous, Fine, Fun, Faith, Freedom, Forgiveness, to name a Few.

Last week I dove into the word Family.

Today’s F*ing Friday is dedicated to the word(s):
Free Fun

As in, words with friends.

If you haven’t shared Words With Friends lately, then you might want to check this out.

There’s something FUN about playing games, and there is certainly something FABULOUS about playing for FREE too.  Put the two together and you get FREE FUN: the magic formula where total enjoyment + a cost-free price tag = something greater than the sum of its parts.

Life’s best moments find me in Free Fun:
Walks on the beach.
Picnics in the park.
Reading a book borrowed from a friend.
Holding hands.
Laughing until my sides hurt.
Crying until I laugh.

Tonight, I have five Words With Friends games going at the same time with friends and family.  It’s certainly free, and it’s definitely fun.  It’s like Scrabble from a distance.  On my cell phone.  With me at all times.

And, as I sit here typing this post, I am toggling between my computer and my phone (I just played the word “SINK” – 20 points! You’re up Justin! Watch out Pam, Andy, Ellen and Brian!).  This game has me addicted, staying up late trying to find words to make out of my collection of vowels (while trying to keep my eyelids open and my brain awake).

I can tell you this:  “hotney” is not a word, nor is “rase” — I tried both.

If you could play the words Free Fun in Scrabble you would get a base of 13 points.

But, having the ability to play free games with people you love from far, far, away, well, that gets more points in my book than a triple word score, any day.

It’s good for my head, and my heart.
It’s free.
And, it’s fun.

Your turn.
What’s on your Free Fun list?

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