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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 239 :: trusting it all

27 Aug

{trust}  

Tonight I am reflecting on what it takes to trust and learn.

And that brings me to Laughter. I am laughing a little on the inside, at the realization that the joke has been on me. This year of Trust has given me many twists and turns and you know what the pattern keeps coming back to? Trusting myself. 

They say when the student is ready the teacher appears. And, now, my dearest teacher is in hospice. There is irony in this situation, being that this is the year that I am learning to trust and it appears it will also be the year when she is learning to leave. The two may intersect and while it wouldn’t surprise me, still I am shocked. 

She is the one who taught me to trust it all to matter. She taught me to trust the moments of confusion, and the moments of clarity, for each, have a valuable lesson to bring forward. She taught me that it all matters… and I mean ALL. 

When a spider would show up on my window she would ask me to trust it (not to kill it). When a flower bloomed she taught me to honor it. When an animal appeared she taught me to thank it. She was trained in Native American ways and in her teachings she taught me that everything mattered. Everything had a message. Everything had a purpose. 

So with that, I am left with this: the student has become the teacher. Through her lesson plan, I have ultimately been taught to trust myself. Silly me, not realizing that this was her plan all along. 

Now, as she prepares to leave I also know that she will never be gone. This is, in a way, the final test and possibly my graduation. And since I know that everything matters, I know that she will choose the perfect moment to leave and the perfect moment to remind me that lessons and love live on. 

They always do.
Trust me.

More tomorrow.
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 174 :: trust in mondays

23 Jun

{trust}  

It’s the end of the weekend and tomorrow is Monday. Which is equal parts sad and inspiring. Especially coming off of a weekend filled with family and friends and a harborside wedding.

Much like a wedding, Mondays are new beginnings. They both hold the promise of the future and the hope of tomorrow. The secret is to fill each of them with love.   

So here’s to marriage and Mondays – the hope of the future. Work from love, play with love, be in love with your life. 

Trust me!
More tomorrow.
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 152 :: trust the twists

1 Jun


{trust}  

It’s amazing how life constantly surprises me, throwing in a twist and a turn here and there. Like today, for instance. I was talking to someone who introduced me to someone else. We chatted back and forth and made small talk.

Then, right as we were about to end the conversation she told me her grandfather gave his life to science and was basically a testing ground for treatments of Hodgkin’s Disease. I was dumbfounded.

In some odd cosmic twist of fate, we were linked. 

It was also not lost on me that we were supposed to meet. I, most likely, would probably not be here if it was not for her grandfather and what he gave to the world. It changed mine. 

She never met her grandfather. And yet, we have a common acquaintance that has connected us, and me, back to her grandfather. What an ironic twist and turn in this thing called life. 

More tomorrow.
Trust me!
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 41 :: trust is a lifelong practice

10 Feb



{trust}  

We watched a series of movies this weekend, some Oscar-nominated, others not. They took place over different stages of life; eighth grade, high school, post-college, and later.

Watching each story unfold reminded me of those same moments in my life; eighth grade, high school, post-college, and later. And each stage requires its own skills in trust and grace. Which makes trust a lifelong practice. 

It’s a good reminder to trust, even when a stage of life is confusing or dramatic, or just plain complicated. Trust is a lifelong practice because life just keeps changing the game.

More tomorrow. 

Lovemore,
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 89 :: long lost friends

2 Apr
{flowers}

I’ve been thinking a lot about my friends lately — and how lucky I am to be connected to so many amazing people in this world. What a true gift, in so many ways that words cannot describe. Joy is one word, that can only sum it up.

I’ve also been thinking about the times that I have felt so very far away from my “people” — and in those times when I cannot reach a friend, it’s always been the flowers that give me support.

The flowers pop up, bloom, and remind me that there is still beauty in this world.  Sometimes I think the flowers are long lost friends because of the joy they bring to me.

And, those flowers have taught me so many valuable lessons.

  • To bloom no matter who is watching.
  • To remember there will always be another spring
  • To celebrate all the various colors and combinations this world has to offer
  • And to recognize beauty in every stage of life

Those flowers are just so full of wisdom, love, and joy, aren’t they?
Thank you, my friends.

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 89 :: resurrecting joy

1 Apr
{soul power}

Happy Easter!

I wondered today… what would happen if we all resurrected joy in our hearts?
What do you think would happen?

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 70 :: joy rides

13 Mar
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Whoooo! We are at Day 70 of this year. Already. Hard to believe, isn’t it? It is now mid-March for those keeping track.  And, I am learning that joy is all around us.

In one way I am learning an old lesson – you can do anything. 

But I think the secret formula for that is this: with JOY. Meaning, with joy you can do anything. If you apply passion to the problem, the persistence ignites.

Here’s to your joy.

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 69 :: joy rides

12 Mar
{sunshine}

We went for a joyride today. And I have to say…Sunshine makes all the difference. Even for a view like this one!


The sunshine and the springlike weather have me thinking about joy. It’s so much easier to feel joyful when the weather is nice and warm on a perfectly sunny day.

But I think the secret is to feel joy always. Even in the dark.

JOY has a message for me this year… and it’s to head toward the light. Focus on the light. Be the light. Live for joy.

So, here’s to the light. May joy be with you always and illuminate your life. 

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 67 :: play each day

10 Mar

{playful}

I love to play. And yet, as an adult, sometimes I think we forget that we can still play. At least I do, amongst the serious and the severe everyday accomplishments that are required.

So, I think JOY is telling me to play more. It’s a good message. One that I was reminded of today while at a special little girl’s birthday party. It’s so important to play.

SO… here’s your exercise for tonight.

What feels like playing for you?

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 66 :: all the joys

9 Mar
{joyful}

I was thinking about things that make me happy – and joyful – last night and this is what popped into my head:  Life is short… and there’s still so many outfits to wear! 

Funny, and yet so true. Whatever brings you joy… may you fully enjoy it.

SO… here’s your exercise for tonight. Fill in the blank below.
Life is short… and there are still so many _________.

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

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