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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 309 :: beautiful kindness

5 Nov
{flying away}

The eagle has landed. And, even though It is so hard to say goodbye to my dear, sweet friends, it is so wonderful to have had the adventure in the first place.

I could have spent time in my jammies, playing games, sitting by the pool, walking in the park, shopping in the quaint boutique-lined streets, and gazing at the river and sunny skies (and eating glorious food!) with anyone. But life is better with forever friends — and adventures are too.

As I looked out my window high above the world today on my way home, I thought a bit about kindness. How it begins within the heart and then radiates out to all that is, and all that will ever be.

Kindness is beautiful.
So is friendship.
And so is saying goodbye, as long as we follow it with, “until next time.”

More tomorrow…


{until next time}

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JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 39 :: hard to say goodbye

8 Feb
Here I am, in another airport!
And I must admit, I’m having a hard time leaving this Texas sky: 

And this beautiful sun shiny February day:

But mostly it’s hard to leave these two, the bestest of friends and their total, unconditional love and support:

It makes me sad, being so far away from the people who feel like family. Where I am called “Gigi” and treated like an auntie by two little boys who make my heart melt with their little voices when they call my name.

“Gigi, come here!”
“Gigi, look at this!”
“Gigi, just read the directions.”  (when I asked how to play a game)
“Gigi, tell me that story again.”

It also makes me deeply appreciate the friendships I have from east to west. “My girls” and “my boys” — all of them, scattered throughout this world. I just want to pick them all up and stuff them in my suitcase.

I know, not very practical.

But somewhere in my heart I hang on to this fantastical dream that someday all of the people I love will somehow migrate to one place, where we can meet up at Starbucks, sit by the pool, sip margaritas, and watch the Super Bowl together.

I suppose that’s a state called “Florida” and a condition called “retirement” but alas…..

Until then I will sit in airports in between visits with the people I love. Friends and family both. Coworkers and college roomies. Nieces and nephews alike.

There’s soothing comfort in people knowing your name.
And there’s something very blissful about being called Gigi.
Even if it’s just for a weekend.

More tomorrow. 

  {do you have a nickname?}

JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 272 :: goodbye denver

1 Oct

It looks like a sunset but it was a sunrise. 

So much the same. One is a point of inspiration and the other a point of reflection. But both so similar.

As I reflect on my trip I am tired but happy. Also a good combination.

More tomorrow. 


 {do you have a moment to reflect?}

Day 293: saying goodbye is the hardest part

20 Oct

It’s always hard for me to say goodbye—to friends, to family, to new acquaintances, doesn’t matter, I feel the same.

I always find myself in between that we-just-hugged-three-times-but-I’m-not-ready-to-turn-around-and-go yet.

Leaving is the hardest part — and so it was today leaving a peaceful and serene spa resort.

It’s hard to believe a year ago I sat out on that dock and made my promise not to shop for shoes or clothes for an entire year.  I have learned so much, tried so many new things and most important I have realized that I already have what I need.

So, in saying goodbye today, I remembered what I have always known deep in my heart: goodbyes are just the first step to something else.

We are now officially in the homestretch.
72 more days to go.

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