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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 302 :: joy is halloween

31 Oct


{Candy}

We have candy! Happy Halloween. 

We didn’t have any trick or treaters show up but we do have a bucket full of candy. So tonight, joy is eating it while we watch Halloween inspired movies. 
 

Candy makes life more fun… and sweet. Happy Halloween!
What joy!

More tomorrow… Lovemore,
Jamie

{joyful}
#lovemore

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 267 :: kind treats

24 Sep

Planning ahead.

It’s hard to believe it’s almost October. Where has the time gone this year? So far, Kindness has taught me many things in this year of intentional kindness. One is to take things a bit lighter — and not be so serious.

So in the name of lightness and fun here are some costumes and tricks or treats… and some potential Halloween faces:

Have a favorite?

More tomorrow….

Lovemore,
Jamie

{lightness}
#lovemore

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 6 – YOGA DAY 298 :: halloweenies

31 Oct

Day 298: Candy!

Happy Halloween to all the badass warriors out there (sent to me from a few badass warriors!). I assume yoga takes away all the candy we ate?


And then, of course, there was this:

Namaste, Halloween warriors. Namaste.

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

{happy}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 6 – YOGA DAY 295 :: halloween yoga

28 Oct

Day 295: Spooky Lights.

Surprise. Tonight’s yoga was a Halloweenfest. Black lights, glow sticks and all. The scariest part of all? Trying not to fall in the dark.



Namaste, spookie darkness. Namaste.

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie
{spookie}
#lovemoredomore

 

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BLOG – GIFT DAY 299 :: an abundance of creepiness

26 Oct

In keeping with my promise to seek abundance this year, here’s my Abundance Photo of the Day a pile of leaves.

This is two-part post, really.

The first part is this… on my walk home today I noticed the piles of leaves lining the sidewalks all along downtown.

Abundance!
It’s like the trees all got together and decided to drop all their leaves overnight.

By the time I arrived home I noticed the layer of leaves lining our own driveway and front lawn. They were so deep you could swim through them.

I’m not sure why, but this inspired me.
To rake. 

As I raked in the October sun I could feel my abs getting a workout. I’ve been looking into local gyms recently, but this raking was such a good workout.

I thought to myself, maybe I should just spend more time in the yard?

It would be good for so many reasons…. I get exercise, the yard gets tender loving care, not to mention it costs nothing but a little time and sweat.

Then a little child ran giggling down the sidewalk. He was dressed as Spiderman and his little Honeybee sister came giggling after.  Not too long after that, what I can only assume were the miniature Honeybee and Spiderman’s parents walked by my raking with their stroller.

I smiled. They smiled back.

I continued to rake big leafy piles of crisp yellow leaves convinced I had discovered the world’s best workout.  My abs were already tighter, practically ready for bikini season.

A leaf scraped against my ankle and I shook it away. But I could still feel it rubbing up against my sneaker.  So I turned to look at my left leg and saw that IT WAS NOT A LEAF stuck inside my shoe.

It was a spider.
A big, black spider was burying between my anklet sock and my heel. 

I yelped. No, I screamed. Really loud. And jumped. And threw my shoe and ripped my sock off my foot and ran to the front porch. While I was jumping and screaming I grabbed my other sneaker and tore the remaining sock off too.

For a minuscule second I thought about leaving my socks and shoes outside, not sure if the spider was somehow stuck inside one of them, but then decided against that plan. My shoes would become a spider nest if left them outside the front door.

Instead I turned my shoes upside down in the front entryway and proceeded to strip naked in the middle of the living room.  I immediately tossed every article of clothing into the washing machine.

Then I took a bath.
A really long, hot bath.

As I sat in the bathtub, my skin still crawling from the sight of a spider creeping into my shoe, I remembered what I saw right before I felt the spider.

A little boy in costume giggling down the street.
In a Spiderman costume.

And then I laughed.
I mean really, this fear of mine is ridiculous. And I know it. I just can’t control it in the middle of an attack. The fear sneaks up on me just like the spiders do.

And it’s always THE WORST when I am sideswiped and have no warning. As much as I try, as much as I work on this fear of mine, it’s so hard to control when I don’t see it coming.

But today, in the middle of the bright afternoon sunshine, I should have known better.

As I soaked in the tub I made a decision.
I’ve got to join a gym.

More tomorrow.
Lovemore {fearless}
Jamie

{What makes you squirm?}

BLOG – GIFT DAY 283 :: dog gone holidays

10 Oct

In keeping with my promise to seek abundance, here’s my Abundance Photo of the Day….

It’s a slew of Halloween costumes. For dogs.
And why not?

I suppose dogs should be able to celebrate in the holiday rush too. Although Halloween already feels like old news, with the retail push for Thanksgiving and Christmas already under way.

As I sit here tonight (with Pup on my lap!) I can’t help but think…
What will you be for Halloween?

Better yet, what will your furry friends be?

More tomorrow.
Lovemore {fearless}
Jamie

{do you dress up for Halloween?}

Day 301: f*ing friday :: fright

28 Oct

TGIF.
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 Flower.

Today’s F*ing Friday is dedicated to the word:
Fright

As in, never fear.

Halloween is almost here.
Soon there will trick-or-treating, apple bobbing and jack-o-lanterns lining the streets.

I always loved Halloween, seeing it as less of a night of fright and more as a giant excuse to play dress up.

What was your first Halloween costume?

My first memory of Halloween is asking my mom if I could go as a “Movie Star”.  In Mama Sling’s wonderful way, she jumped right in, opened the door to her closet and helped me create an assemble that included dress up shoes, a puffy platinum blond wig from her beauty school dropout days, a fun and frilly dress, and one pair of bonafide movie star over-sized sunglasses.

It was as glam as it gets for the 7-year-old set.
And, I loved every minute of it.

To play with clothes AND consume gobs of candy all in one day?
Dreamy.

The older I got the more creative my costumes became, including an attempt as a life-sized Chicken.

(Don’t ask me where that idea came from.)

All I remember was an entire afternoon spent cutting white fabric and watching my parents sew an enormous white jumper that could fit old newspapers as stuffing.  Add bright orange leggings, a felt beak, and two floppy flippers on my feet — and voila! — a chicken was hatched.

Later on, post college, I had a blond ambition tour a few years running, including Madonna (think cone bra and pony tail), Gwyneth Paltrow in full-on pink Oscar attire and Martha Stewart in stripes — prison stripes, that is.

I suppose it’s no surprise I showed a proclivity towards clothes instead of horror shows around this time of year. Aren’t day dreams way more inviting and safe?

I chalk it up to having too many frightful experiences in real life, including living in the shadow of cancer, grieving the loss of my mother, and dealing with the aftermath of squashed dreams.

And, I suppose it’s no surprise that one of the side effects of The Promise 365 is it’s uncanny nature to unearth my own deepest fears.  I think that’s what happens when you start paying attention and become more aware of what’s inside, instead of what’s out.

I’m learning the scariest things in life really are “all in your head”:  like the fear of taking a chance, going for it, taking that leap, making a change, or giving that deep seated-dream an f*ing chance.

Sure, the first steps are scary.
But the results are way better tasting than a gob candy.
And, never fear, they last longer too.

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