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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 168 :: fireside joy

17 Jun
{cheers}

We find ourselves in New Hampshire. From Massachusetts to Maine to New Hampshire. Three states in three days. It’s already been an adventure to remember.

Joy has me reflecting on the importance of gatherings. Brian said it best this weekend — “Life is about showing up.”  I think joy might be too. There is joy in showing up in your life and in the life of others too.

Tonight as we sat around the fire on a warm summer night and shared stories and photos and heartfelt memories I saw a new light. Not the light of cell phones reflecting on faces but the light of a fireplace. It is a primal connection, that of flame and fire and the connection we share when we gather together — and show up.

Here’s to showing up. For your life and your joy.
Cheers!

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{joy}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 154 :: puppy joy

2 Jun
{smile}

Nothing can bring out a smile better than a puppy. Serendipitously, we found both today.

My day started by looking out the back sliding door. I was thinking of Pup, and all the times we walked the grass out that door, and how strange everything feels without him around. Then, out of nowhere a little blue hummingbird flew right in front of the window, up to the tree and then disappeared. A hummingbird! I have never seen a hummingbird out the door, or windows, or anywhere on our grounds at all.

“It’s a message from Pup!” I exclaimed and excitedly relayed what I saw to Justin. Then I looked up the symbolic meaning of hummingbirds:

It is not commonly known that the fluttering wings of the hummingbird move in the pattern of an infinity symbol – further solidifying their symbolism of eternity, continuity, and infinity. … The prime message of the hummingbird animal totem is: “The sweetest nectar is within!”

My heart leapt with joy. It was a message from Pup. He was telling us that he is okay, we will always be connected and it’s okay to move on.

So we continued our day. Beginning with a stop at Pet Smart to find Brady a new bed. After losing Pup he’s seemed a little lost. So we are, of course, spoiling him with attention and treats. It only seemed fair that he should get a new bed, just for him.

We headed to Pet Smart. Where there was a whole crop of tiny little puppies. They were adorable and all cuddled up next to each other, so of course, everyone wanted to pick them up.

As I knelt next to the makeshift coup created in the middle of the Pet Smart aisle, about to pick up an adorable and squirmy little puppy I heard a little voice behind me. It was a girl. She wanted to see the puppies. I turned and smiled at her and said, “Do you want to pet the puppies?” She nodded. I moved out of the way.

Then, her dad picked up one of the black, furry pups and placed it in her arms. She was so tiny, the pup almost dwarfed her. But her smile was bigger than both her and the puppy combined.   

I really can’t think of anything more joyous to witness. A little one holding a little one. My heart beat harder and it made me smile right back at her. What joy!

And exactly what that hummingbird’s message was all about: life goes on and the sweetest nectar is within….our hearts.  

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{heart joy}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 147 :: joyful breath

25 May
{stretching}

Every day I stretch. I wish I could report that I stretch my body, but I’m not very consistent with physical workouts. I am, however, very consistent with growing and expanding my heart and mind. It’s a daily training routine called Life.

But this year is teaching me to stretch in a new way — in all matters of JOY. I am learning that joy is about expanding and stretching in heart & mind, being open to possibilities and being aware of each and every moment.

Life can take your breath away if you let it.

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{breathe}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 132 :: oh joy

10 May
{ask and recieve}

Want joy? Ask for it.

I suppose it is that simple. I know that when I set out at the beginning of the year with a promise, it is really a question. An ask. And the universe always answers.  

So far, the universe is telling me to pay attention to the beat of my heart. That’s where it all begins. Find a place inside your heart that beats the drum of joy — and then follow it.

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{heartbeats}
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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 8 – DAY 47 :: heart joy

17 Feb
{heart based life}

I was thinking a lot about heart space today. And living from a shiny place in the center of my heart. Then I heard these words:

“There is no greater jewel than the spark in your heart.”  

And, I do love sparkly things!
They bring me joy. Here’s to the joy in your heart.

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{sparkle and shine}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 32 :: clear joy

1 Feb
{heart}

In my nightly quest to watch fluffy, lighthearted and feel-good TV before I go to bed I find myself in the Hart of Dixie. I can’t handle horror movies and thrillers leave me too anxious to sleep, so fluffy romantic comedies are the only ones that make the grade.

Just like I can’t stand to watch horror movies, Justin can’t stand to watch Hart of Dixie. He walks into the room with a deep sigh of frustration and says, “You’re watching that again?”

Shakespeare would also be disappointed, but for me, it’s pure fluff and fun. And in some odd way, it brings me joy.

The other night, after watching my fill of Dixie I went to sleep and had a dream. In it, my mother came to me and whispered some advice in my ear. She said, “The clearest one wins.”

I’ve been thinking about that statement for days now. And every day it brings me more insight. It was a message from the heart.

In this year of Joy, I’m learning that one person’s joy may not be shared by another. And maybe that’s the point.

Afterall, the clearest one wins.

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{clear}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 267 :: renew

23 Sep

Haircut Day.

Today was haircut day! And it feels like the kindest (intentional) act of the week for me. So fresh. So new. So good!

Why does a new haircut feel so good? And kind? I’m not entirely sure, but I know this: it’s all in the heart.

Catching kindness?

More tomorrow….

Lovemore,
Jamie

{kind heart}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 172 :: intentional acts of kindness

13 Jul

Vets.

I just returned from the emergency after hours veterinary clinic. Not with either of my dogs, but with my dear friend’s cat.

As I sat at the clinic waiting to find out the kitties results (he ended up being fine by the way!) I thought about Intentional Acts of Kindness. And how easy it was for me to say yes to help a friend.

And that brings me to this.
Kindness is easy.
When it comes from the heart.

More tomorrow….
Lovemore,
Jamie

{heart}
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