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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 155 :: just a little patience

3 Jun
{ahhhh}

Joy is teaching me patience. And to relax. Not in that order.

Today we said goodbye to our water heater. When I went to take a shower there was no hot water, and then, as we inspected the heating unit we found it was leaky, rusted and pretty much kaput. I thought it was on fire — Justin assures me it was just a few wires sparking. He handled it all with poise and patience as I ran around naked in a bathing robe trying to help but just getting in the way.

Nevertheless, the leaky unit is gone and we have a new one. (And hot water again, thank you very much!)

Not the best way to spend a Sunday. Not planned. And yet, with a little bit of patience we have even hotter water than ever before. And that’s what I call joy.  

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{hot water}
#lovemore

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 24 :: patience and breathing

24 Jan

Oh, Doggies.

Today two little doggies taught me patience. And how to breathe.

I caught Pup all curled up next to his bed chewing on something. Something plastic. As I looked closer I saw it was a candle lighter. A butane candle lighter and the end was chewed off. Plastic shards sat on the carpet. Brady looked up from across the room like he wasn’t the one who snagged it from on top of the counter in the first place.

Then I freaked out. And called Jaynane (a nurse) who told me to call the Vet. The Vet told me they would call me back because they to research it since they had never had this happen before with any of their patients. (Oy. Vey).

Then Pup vomited.
Then I called the Vet back to report the dog vomited.
Then I called my Dad.
Then the Vet called back and I hung up with my Dad.
The Vet told me to watch for signs of lethargy since the dog already vomited they would induce it again. Then they gave me the emergency after hours number and wished me luck.

I called my Dad back. He reminded me of the “fun” of dog ownership.
Then I called my Medicine Woman.

And somewhere in the middle of all that my new Apple Watch that was silently sitting on my left arm (an early birthday gift) began to buzz. The screen lit up and it said, “Breathe”.

Then I laughed. Out loud.
And then I remembered that patience and breathing go hand in hand. Even if it takes a reminder from the watch that sits on your hand.

Breathing… is a form of kindness.

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

P.S.  Kindness Challenge #3: Patience
If you choose to accept this challenge, please join me in

  • Breathing kindness in and out
  • Waiting and knowing that all is lining up perfectly for you
  • Be kind. Your timing is divine.

{breathing?}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 18 :: kind again

18 Jan

Patience.

This touched my heart tonight.

It has me thinking about what it takes to make anything happen…. change, progress, movements. They all start within. They all take a commitment for change. Even kindness, I am learning, takes a commitment on the inside first, then it can move and expand.

I spent the last week thinking about Confidence. Did you play along with the Kindness Challenge #2? I learned that my confidence (and kindness) grows with patience. Of which, I lack. Patience is hard. I mean you have WAIT for it to happen. And I hate waiting. I like doing. So…patience is a tough gig for me. So, this week:

Kindness Challenge #3: Patience
If you choose to accept this challenge, please join me in

  • Breathing kindness in and out
  • Waiting and knowing that all is lining up perfectly for you
  • Be kind. Your timing is divine.

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

{patience?}
#lovemore

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 6 – YOGA DAY 342 :: hurry up 

7 Dec

Day 342: The lesson.

Oh yoga. You keep teaching me.
Tonight. It was patience.


As I sped to get to yoga and almost pulled out in front of another car, and scared myself and probably the other passengers, it didn’t even occur to me that I was SPEEDING to SLOW down.

Not until I sat down on my mat and closed my eyes. And then I realized how completely ridiculous the whole scenario was. Speeding up, crossing traffic, going too fast just to sit my ass down, close my eyes and breathe.

They say awareness is the first step. How ironic.
Namaste, Speed Bumps. Namaste.

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

{Patience?}
#lovemoredomore

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JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 274 :: dmv bliss

6 Oct
Oh Bliss. Or not. I spent more hours at the DMV today than should be legal. And while I am desperately trying not to focus on the negative, and, you know, dwell on the blissful positive instead this year… it was an annoyingly long afternoon.

Some nice people, who made it clear that they were from California waiting to get their new plates, commented on how pleasant everyone was while waiting… Until one man rose from his chair in the front row of the waiting area and yelled at the top of his lungs. “This is Bu**S#%t.”

Someone whispered under their breath….”Tweaker.”

And then the tension rose back up in the room all over again. You could hear a pin drop. As if you could hear the digital numbers made out of red dots change from one digit to the next on the electronic display hovering over us on the wall. #248. I was #270 and it was a painful eternity in uncomfortable plastic chairs for my number to come up.

But then it did.
And boy did it!

My favorite number is 42. And as the woman behind the counter handed me my new license plates I saw those numbers shine up from the metal in her hands. Number forty two.

“That’s my favorite number!” I exclaimed out loud.

“It’s your lucky day,” The DMV worker dryly remarked as she ripped off the receipt and tucked it in the bag. Without looking me in the eyes she called the next red blinking number on the wall and pretended as if I disappeared.

I didn’t care. I had my number. And I was released from the DMV cage. But it reminded me of something important. It’s called Patience….not bliss. But sometimes one leads to the other.

More tomorrow.
Lovemore, 
Jamie
{patience?}
#lovemoredomore

Day 62: faith and patience

3 Mar

I just found this photo today.
It was taken a year ago:


I remember watching Buzz (the cat) crawl up on Pup (the dog).
I watched from afar with wide eyes.

I wasn’t sure what Pup would do.

I mean, there was a cat, a very old, feeble cat, gingerly crawling towards the sleeping back of our very young and strong dog.

I held my breathe watching.
Buzz crawled.
Pup popped opened his eyes.
Buzz continued to crawl.

And, then the most amazing thing happened:

Pup didn’t move, his eyes opened, he laid still and provided a warm, comfy spot for Buzz the Cat to take a nap.

It was like he knew how much Buzz needed to cuddle, to be warm and comforted.

I am so happy I found this photo today.

Because today was also the same day I pulled out my little spreadsheet that I created at the beginning of the year to keep track of each calendar day and the corresponding number.

I mean it’s easy to know that Jan 1st is Day 1, but how about September 4th? With my handy dandy tracker I know that it will actually be Day 247.

Today, however, my tracker starred me back in the face.
While I have almost crossed off the first column, there are still 5 columns to go.

So, thank you Buzz and Pup.

Your photo gives me two very important reminders:
Faith.
And patience.


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