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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 113 :: the joy of loudness

22 Apr
{make some noise}

I was around many children this week during my travels and there is one thing that sticks out in my mind. They are loud with their joy.

And shouldn’t joy be loud?

I suppose there is a place for quiet joy, gentle revelry, and silent excitement. But the best part of joy should be big and bold and sometimes, very, very loud.   

So go out there and be loud with your joy. If you don’t… who else will?

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{be loud}
#lovemore

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 112 :: walking on sunshine

21 Apr
{joy}

Sunshine showed up today. What Joy! It felt like spring all around me. It also means that the flowers are not far behind. Which brings me greater joy.

Half the joy is just the anticipation. Waiting for the blooming and unfolding. Both need sunshine to start the process. And to that, I say — welcome Spring — for real.

What joy.

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{blooming joy}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 109 :: good friends

18 Apr
{joyful}

I flew most of the day today to get to friends. So tonight, I’m reminded of the joy they bring to me. To all of us really. What is a good life without good friends? 

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{friends}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 108 :: joy of celebration

17 Apr
{others}

As I pack my bag tonight, getting ready to go see some very special people, I am struck by the massive amount of joy it brings to me.

Joy truly is celebrating others.

Who can you celebrate? 

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{celebrate}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 106 :: joy of pup

15 Apr
{good dog}


There is not much more I can say about joy than this:

Pup turned 17-years-old today. Seventeen!

It’s hard to remember life before Pup around here. From his humble beginnings in a box by the side of the road to being rescued by Justin and brought on our treks across this country and back again. From living on an island to the edge of the gulf, he has survived hurricanes and skunks (not in that order) and paralysis from a slipped disk. He even forgave us (eventually) for bringing home a big ball of energy named Brady.

Pup has come a long way. He is the king of our jungle. Top dog in our book.

Even as he slows down he maintains his crown. What joy it is to watch him age with grace and a few accidents in between. I suppose that’s the joy of life playing out right before our eyes. When we are young we can jump over fences and bound through trees. But when we are old we can walk slowly and gracefully amongst giants.

Pup will always be larger than life in ours. And today we celebrate seventeen good years. 
Joy truly is a good life with a good dog.

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{high five}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 104 :: joy of chocolate

13 Apr
{Friday Night}

Friday may be the most “looked forward to” day of the week. Add to that a little bit of chocolate and you might have some serious joy on your hands.  At least, that’s how I felt about my Friday night.

Joy should be as simple as adding a little bit of chocolate. And nothing is needed more than joy these days.

I listened to Oprah’s Super Soul Conversation with Don Miguel Ruiz today. One comment he made caught my attention.

      Oprah:  “The world needs…”
      Don Miguel Ruiz:  “More Joy.” 

It may take more than a little bit of chocolate to add a little bit of joy to our lives… but every bit counts.

Happy Friday.  

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{more joy}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 103 :: insta-joy

12 Apr
{chicken}

Tonight I learned that Insta-Joy comes straight out of an Instapot. Otherwise known as how to stave off hunger with a frozen piece of chicken in less than 20 minutes.

Sometimes I marvel at all the tools and technology and advancements we have in our modern life. With so many ways to make life easier, you would think we would also have copious amounts of joy. Or at least an appliance to plug into the wall and turn stressedoutness into joyfulness.


Joy has me thinking…there’s must be an easy way to Insta-Joy.
Maybe this year will show us?

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{joyful}
#lovemore

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 102 :: shiny joy

11 Apr
{inside job}

Joy is an inside job.

As I move through this promise of JOY I am noticing that something keeps niggling at me, something inside, forcing me to pay attention to that which brings me joy.

The ironic thing is this: joy always starts from the inside. You can’t wear it. You can’t hold it. You can’t drape it over you. It has to start from deep inside. From there, it easily shines out in all directions around you.

So….dig deep.
And shine on.

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{shine on}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY :: 101 flavors of joy

10 Apr
{choosing}

I was thinking about ice cream today. And chocolate. And chocolate ice cream. What joy!

The best part of ice cream is choosing your flavor. Which brings me back to joy. Just like your favorite color, shouldn’t it be just as easy to choose your flavor of joy?

Maybe it’s skiing, or dancing, or writing, or drawing or listening or sleeping (why not?) — point is… Joy should be your choice, your flavor, your color.

So what’s your flavor?

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{flavor}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 100 :: 100 days to find joy

9 Apr
{day 100}

It’s Day 100. The first line of demarcation for this year and this promise of Joy. Can you believe it’s here? What does Day 100 mean to you?

  • 100 days of school?
  • 100 days of work?
  • 100 days of dreaming?
  • 100 days of training?
This is a milestone, for sure. Of your life — and your year. What have you done with it? I have been Joying-Up. If that’s a phrase. Actually, I think it should be — but let’s shorten it to Joy-Up!

Over these last 100 days, Joy has been teaching me to focus on what I want, what I love and what matters most. Joy has been right by my side, holding my hand when I make a wrong turn and gently bringing me back into alignment.

And, most of all, Joy has been reminding me that we are what we think. We create what we think about. Then we experience what we created. And the cycle goes on.

So what have you been focusing on for the last 100 days?
What will you focus on for the next 100 days of this year?

Joy is a powerful force – like Jedi mind tricks.
You can use it to your advantage. 

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{joy up}
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