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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 320 :: joy is friendsgiving

18 Nov


{grateful} 

Today was Friendsgiving and I am joyous that we have good friends in Boston to share a feast with in honor of Friendsgiving.  And what a feast it was, a thanksgiving ritual but this time renewed with a few good friends. 

I am thankful for the friends in my life, coast to coast, east to west, north to south. Family may be blood, in it for the thick and thin, but friends are the icing on the cake of life. They give without obligation. What a gift. 
 

 Cheers to friends, food and giving. 

More tomorrow… 

Lovemore,
Jamie

{joyful}
#lovemore

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 316 :: joy is sitting

14 Nov


{on the carpet} 

I know this sounds strange… joy is sitting on the carpet. But, tonight, my greatest joy was sitting on the carpet watching Justin and Brady wrestle on the floor. Sometimes the best moments in life are the most ordinary moments of daily life but the entire world stands still.  
 

 
Sometimes, joy is just sitting on the carpet. 

More tomorrow… 

Lovemore,
Jamie

{joyful}
#lovemore

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 305 :: joy is a party

3 Nov


{home}

We just got home from a party… and so much joy! Friends, family, food… what a warm combination for a housewarming. Congrats and Brad and Nicole!
 

Life is a party full of joy! 

More tomorrow… 
Lovemore,
Jamie

{joyful}
#lovemore

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 160 :: the joy of being

8 Jun
{moments}

It’s Friday.

Which has me sitting here contemplating the week we just completed and the week ahead. Tomorrow, we head down past Seattle to Kent to celebrate the life of the queen of adventure, Aunt Nancy. Next weekend we will celebrate the wedding of Andy and Courtney, with a long-awaited gala in Maine. And, as I sit here tonight, I can’t help but remember that today marks the first full week we have lived without our #1 Pup.

It’s the circle of life. The shifting seasons. This wild ride.

It reminds me to look forward as much as to look back and reflect. It also has me thinking about joy. The importance of keeping joy in your head and love in your heart during all the moments of life – the big, the small, the confusing, the heart-breaking and all the miracles in between.

Here’s to the joy of life and the adventure of this crazy ride we call being a human being.   

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{be}
#lovemore

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 60 :: loving more

2 Mar
{joy}

On this Friday night, I’m just thinking about love — and how much it relates to joy. Someone asked me last week the difference between pleasure and joy? And I’m thinking about the difference between love and joy. All so very similar… on the same plane and in the same range. But so very different.

At the core of them all, I still find love. And so tonight, I’m still thinking about love — and loving more.  

Period.

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{love}
#lovemore

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 6 – YOGA DAY 158 :: reflecting on love

12 Jun

Day 158: Love on.

This is all I have to say. No words. Just pictures.
Because a picture is worth a thousand words.









Love on.

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

{love matters}
#lovemoredomore

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JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 280 :: fearless help

12 Oct
Today’s Bliss…..moving in.

It’s our first night in our new state of being. New place. New state.

And I couldn’t have done it without so much help. From friends and family and a few people in between. Asking for help isn’t always easy for me… It feels like towing a blurry line between being too needy and too whiny, of which I hate to be either. And yet, it feels so incredibly good to have support.

And that reminds me of this:
My friend Diane loves four letter words. It’s a game she plays. And tonight I’m reflecting on the four letters that spell H.E.L.P. Asking for help isn’t always easy, but it makes my life so much easier.

So tonight, I’m reminded that there’s a bit of love and bit of fearlessness in both giving and accepting assistance. And maybe that’s partly what bliss is made of?

So thank you – friends and family – you know who you are.

And I love you dearly.
Lovemore. Fearless.

More tomorrow.

Lovemore, 
Jamie
{fearless?}
#lovemoredomore

JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 65 :: spring is springing

6 Mar
We have raspberry leaves growing. It’s almost a miracle, yet again, they return!
So on this Friday night I’m just sharing a little hope.

And a good sign that spring is coming.

More tomorrow.
Lovemore, do more.
Jamie

  {what’s your favorite season?}

JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 261 :: extraordinary love note #3, carpe diem

19 Sep

I remember the movie Dead Poets Society, mostly for two words. Carpe. Diem.

Those two words couldn’t have come at a better time in my life. They were like a gift really. As I believe words can be when given from the heart.

I also believe words can be medicine too.  And so it was that I was given “Carpe Diem” to help me through a teenage cancer diagnosis.

Seize the day. I have carried it with me ever since.

It seemed so profound at age seventeen when everything was on the line and high school came with high drama …SAT’s, college exams, choosing the right school, making the right decision, first dates, first kiss, first boyfriend, first leap into adulthood.

Seize the day.

It became a mantra and mandate when going through treatments, losing my hair, losing my teenage dreams, grasping for some assemblance of being “normal” in a sea of doctors, needles, nurses and radiation.

Seize the day.

It’s amazing that a phrase could mean even more at age forty, post mastectomy and reconstructive surgery. Living with the realization that I am one of the lucky ones.

Seize the day.

It caught me off guard today. I woke up and watched Pup limp across the room. His normal gallop turned to a slow, drawn out slide with his right leg. He’s been babying it all day, sometimes moving with ease and sometimes limping along like an old man. He is 91 in human years.

There’s nothing like watching my aging companion, the dog that sits by my side, my co-worker during the day, my cuddle buddy at night while watching TV, take on a limp. It makes me appreciate seizing the day even more than any of my own reasons.

And that makes this woman think that maybe that’s why they call a dog “man’s best friend.” I know Pup will lick his wounds and trot into another day, probably by tomorrow, or maybe even tonight if there is a treat involved.

But it makes me hear very clearly that clock that is always ticking. The one I try to ignore, the one that won’t go away.

And all I can yell back is “Carpe! Diem!”
Because this is, afterall, a love note.

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

 

 {seize the day}

Jamie’s BLOG – DAY 190 :: halfway through peak performance

7 Jul

It’s funny how this promise thing works.

My first year of writing this blog and making a 365-day promise led me straight into a spiral of spiritual awakening. I thought I just signed up for a year of not shopping. Instead what actually unfolded was pure material magic, and mayhem on my diet, and in the end I discovered love. Pure love. The kind that sugar cannot buy.

It has continued that way each year. I THINK and I truly BELIEVE I am signing up for something so well planned out and conceived of the utmost brilliance. Then the year unfolds and I find that there was another plan in place by someone else — call it God, The Universe, The Divine, Higher Self, What Have You — “IT” has always thrown something else my way that I needed to learn, do, experience (lovemore-fearless!), have, hold, or give up in the case of my thyroid (abundance!).

This year is no different. I would have thought by now, in my year of peak performance, I would have already conquered marathons if not mountains in a single bound. It turns out I am stretching my breast tissue and preparing for another surgery for double mounds.

Isn’t it ironic. Don’t you think?

The year is only half over. One surgery down, one more to go. And there is still so much to unfold. There will be more twists and turns in this journey of peak performance, of that I am sure. Where it will take me, I do not know.

But in the process I am reminded that life is beautiful. And to that I share what has already unfolded for me:

Enjoy simple beauty, pause right now.

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

{how is your year unfolding?}
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