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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 209 :: kind surprises continued

20 Aug

Treasures.

I shared the Whale Watch surprise yesterday, but what I didn’t share was this surprise:


It’s a pretty little piece, a necklace, pendant, beautiful treasure on the end of a chain. We spotted while in Friday Harbor.

I should have known something was up Justin’s sleeve when he kept pointing to jewelry in the shop cases and saying they were pretty. This was the one I reacted to the most, this pendant of coral in the shape of a tree. We left the store, upon many stores and I forgot about it.

Then, on the last hour home, as we sat on the boat and watched the water move by our window, I looked down at the table and saw a white box. It was a jewelry box.

“What’s that?” I looked at Justin who wore a sly grin on his face.

“I don’t know,” he said, “you should open it up and see.”

It was, of course, the pendant I had seen in the store in Friday Harbor much earlier in the day. He has done this to me before. And, as always, I seem to be clueless, never realizing what he is up to until it is too late (or just right, I suppose!).

It’s a beautiful little pendant. It reminds me of our date with the whales on a sunny Saturday afternoon – and a few islands in-between. But, most of all, it reminds of the young man I first met when we were seventeen and the sweet husband I have now married.

He has always had a gift for gifting and surprises. And it’s not limited to the kind of treasures I wear around my neck. He is so generous with his time and his thoughts for everyone he loves. Sometimes I wonder if all those around him see what I see — a mind which is constantly examining others and figuring out what they want and need and wish for most.

So in this year of kindness, I realize this — the best teacher of how to be kind has been right before my eyes, at my side, holding my hand and watching me with those very observant brown eyes.

What he has taught me most is this:
Sometimes the kindest act is just listening.
Listening to those you love.

And that is a treasure.

More tomorrow….
Lovemore,
Jamie

{listen}
#lovemore

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 208 :: kind surprises

20 Aug

Whale of a time.

Today was all about surprises. And in the category of kindness…. Justin wins.

He woke up this morning and told me to get ready to go… where… he wouldn’t tell me. Until we reached the ferry terminal and started boarding a boat:

It turned into a day on the water with a tour of the San Juan Islands, a stop at Friday Harbor, a salmon and BBQ chicken lunch on a boat….and then…

WHALES!!!
and …a whale watch!

So Kind.

More tomorrow….
Lovemore,
Jamie

{whales}
#lovemore

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 207 :: 4-letter word friday

18 Aug

Kind.

I’m reflecting on kindness this week… so on this 4-letter word Friday I’m going with easy!
I like easy. Life should be easy. Fridays should be easy. Weekends should be easy.

So this one is all about KIND, being KIND, and easy!
Here’s a little cheers to Friday.


Cheers. Clink! Clink!

More tomorrow….
Lovemore,
Jamie

{weekend}
#lovemore

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 206 :: arising kindness

17 Aug

Yoga.

I actually did yoga today. A really short amount of yoga. It’s been months – MONTHS – since I did a downward dog. Hard to believe after last year’s Yoga Every Damn Day promise!

And yet, here I am, getting back into yoga. Learning that I am out of shape, and can barely touch my toes. It’s only been 8 months since I did yoga every day. Now…. how does that happen?

It all has me thinking about kindness. And how we include kindness in our days – every day. Kind-clude (including kindness) – if you will.

Which brings me to this – as we arise!

What if kindness was the first thought of our day.
The first action.
The first moment.
The first sight.
The first yoga move?

Maybe IF we did, we would all Arise and then Rise up to our potential.
Ah… kindness… you are such a good teacher.

More tomorrow….
Lovemore,
Jamie

{arise}
#lovemore

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 205 :: learning kindness

16 Aug

Reflection.

It’s been a year so far. Kindness has been a good teacher, a constant reminder, a little whisper in my ear this year.

If Kindness were a goddess, She has been telling me many things.

Things like:

  • Pay attention
  • Ignore that which isn’t kind
  • Be kind to those who are not
  • Expect the best of people
  • Count everything
  • Everything counts
  • Timing is everything
  • Everything is not attached to Time
  • Kindness is a great responsibility
  • If you can’t be kind, you can’t be great
  • Being kind to ourselves is our greatest responsibility

So much kindness…
So many more lessons to come.

More tomorrow….
Lovemore,
Jamie

{reflect}
#lovemore

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 204 :: kind of big

15 Aug

Truck.

This is a truck. One really BIG truck.

I had to rent a car today and the friendly staff at Enterprise offered me this big beauty. So, of course being one up for any adventure, I said, Yes.

Truthfully, it’s been a very long time since I drove a truck. And, it’s been a REALLY long time since I drove a truck this big. We have to go all the way back to high school and to a 16-year-old Jamie who just received the biggest ticket to freedom – her driver’s license.

My sister and I couldn’t agree on a car schedule so I decided I would just drive my dad’s old Ford truck (with a capital T) that sat out in front of the house. It was used for camping trips mostly, but I decided if I packed it with my girlfriends and basketball team it would be cool enough for school. We called it The. Big. Blue. Bomber.

I drove The BIg Blue Bomber everywhere. School. Drive-In. Basketball Practice. And everywhere else in between. Okay, it was Idaho, so it wasn’t that weird. But still…. in a world of cute little cars it was a bold choice.

Today, in another bold choice, I looked at the Ram 1500 and said yes. Not only because it was funny, and an adventure — but also a little bit because it made me remember that confident teenage girl who decided SHE could drive a truck to school – and everywhere else.

And I think it’s a “Kind” move to listen to that little teenage girl once in a while.
Even when she wants to drive an enormous truck.

More tomorrow….
Lovemore,
Jamie

{these wheels keep on turning}
#lovemore

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 203 :: monday love

14 Aug

Count.

It’s such a Monday. And in moments like these I try to remember what someone once told me:

Everything counts. So count everything. 

So true when it comes to kindness. And Mondays.
Make it count.

More tomorrow….
Lovemore,
Jamie

{counting}
#lovemore

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 201 :: seattle sun

12 Aug

Sounders.

We found the sun in Seattle today. At the Sounders game, on our way to visit family. \

It’s not that the sun is rare, it’s just that the sun is what brings out the best of Seattle. It is cherished. and honored. And loved. And respected. Sometimes we need to contrast to appreciate what we have.

That’s pretty kind if you ask me.

More tomorrow….
Lovemore,
Jamie

{sun}
#lovemore

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 199 :: kind bear sightings

10 Aug

Sweet.

This is the BEST kind of bear!
My favorite. Cinnamon Bears! They are a rare thing to spot, and yet, I found them in the Denver Airport today.

Kind. Sweets.
And now… I sleep.

More tomorrow….
Lovemore,
Jamie

{kind}
#lovemore

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 198 :: kind dessert

9 Aug

Yum.

Sometimes you just have to eat dessert.

And tonight I did enjoy this dessert and it was sooooo yummy!
Kind move?
I think so!

More tomorrow….
Lovemore,
Jamie

{kind dessert}
#lovemore

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