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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 249 :: stay with it

6 Sep

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I am sore. Today was my third day in a row at OrangeTheory, in the morning class no less. I am pretty proud of myself for making it happen and being consistent and going to the morning class.

It’s not just a move of being consistent, although that is important to me.  It’s really the matter of putting myself first and treating my own body as the greatest priority of the day.

As I left class today I bumped into a fellow worker-outer. She is always very sprite and wears a smile. She looks like she could be my mother’s age but she works out harder than I do. As I left class today she gave me a smile and said, “You’re doing great!”

I responded back, “YOU’RE doing great!” She nodded and said, “It never ends you have to keep it up.”

And it’s true. She is beautiful and strong and such an inspiration to me.  

It also reminded me that strength and beauty but mostly consistency comes from within. Stay with it. Trust your body.

Trust me!
More tomorrow.
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 223 :: shine

11 Aug

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It’s Sunday night and that means Monday will happen… tomorrow. It’s on Sunday night that the blues set in for the weekend is over. So tonight, I say, shine your light. 

Trust your bright light and shine on.

Trust me!
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Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 221 :: trust the present

9 Aug

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Tonight we watched the movie, “The Art of Racing In The Rain.” I cried through the entire movie. It’s a movie for humans and especially for humans who love dogs. It’s especially emotionally draining for anyone who recently lost their dog, but then again, there really is no moratorium on the heartbreak of losing your best friend. 

I cried mostly because of Pup. He has been gone for a little over a year now but he is still so present in our hearts and memories. I think that’s the thing about dogs, they are forever connected to the heartstrings of the family tree.  

One of the lines that stuck with me most from the movie was: “The best drivers don’t dwell on the future or the past. The best drivers focus only on the present.” 

That is what our pets do for us, refocus us on the present moment. The wagging of the tail, the panting of the tongue, the leaping with joy, the barking and the snoring with great verve. They are the best teachers of the present moment. 

Trust me!
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 190 :: trust in faith, hope and love

9 Jul

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Justin is playing songs for me tonight, on an album called Faith, Hope and Love. It’s a flashback to our youth and a few familiar tunes. But it’s more than that, it’s a message of love which has me thinking about trust.

In trust, we intrinsically have all three: faith, hope and love.

Trust needs faith to stay the course, hope to stay inspired and love to fuel the mission. In trust, we move forward in faith, hope and love. 

Trust me!
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Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 186 :: trust yourself

5 Jul

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It’s already a hot, steamy morning here. Happy July 5th. We are escaping the confines of a broken air conditioner to head toward the coast and see a few mansions in Newport. Before we go I was inspired to post my blog early…. like waaaaaaay early for me, in the morning.

I usually post at night, after the rhythms of the day have caught up with me and my mind has had time to process the message of the moment. Because I made a promise to myself. It includes posting a blog every single day. It’s nine years later.

I have done this for almost a decade now. Not every day is spectacular or includes fireworks (like last night). Not every message is profound or life-changing, although some have been (like the time I survived three surgeries in 8 months). Not every day has been adventurous (hello, swimming with sharks) or beautiful (thank you, grand canyon) or transitional (goodbye east coast, hello west coast, hello again east coast). But I have been here every single day now. 

I only bring this up because I intrinsically understand the power behind a promise. So when I read this article this morning, “The Science of Developing Mental Toughness” I nodded my head in agreement.  

“Mental toughness comes down to your habits. It’s about doing the things you know you’re supposed to do on a more consistent basis. It’s about your dedication to daily practice and your ability to stick to a schedule.”
– James Clear 

Mental toughness is also about trusting yourself to show up for yourself, by yourself, when no one else is looking or cares. It is a daily practice (whether you blog or not).

Of course, it feels good to have a little help from our friends and cheerleaders and supporters too. But, mental toughness, I have learned is sticking to the calling in your heart even when no one believes in you, or understands you, or follows you. In fact, it might be most profound when they do not.

So here’s the dream in your heart and the persistence in your head. You got this! 

Trust me!
More tomorrow.
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 1589 :: trust in your full brightness

8 Jun

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On a warm, sunny, bright June day my trust thought of the day is to trust in your full brightness. I feel very bright today mostly because I had my hair highlighted. There may be no better day than highlights day!

On a bright, sunny, June day, it’s a good reminder to trust in your brightness. 
Trust me!

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Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 107 :: trust what you know

17 Apr

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Trust thoughts of the night: trust what you know is right. 
Good words to live by.  

 Trust me!
More tomorrow.

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Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 29 :: trust is…

29 Jan


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It’s Day 29. Almost a month into trust and I feel like I really haven’t figured it out yet. So I looked up the definition again, you know, just as a gut check.

“To hope and expect that something is true….” is one way of defining trust as a verb. I like verbs because I like taking action. I don’t like sitting around waiting for others. I don’t feel comfortable when I’m not in control. And I don’t like waiting for results.

Funny thing is… trust doesn’t care about those things at all. Trust runs on hope. And hope is something that feels really good to me, yet out of my control.

So maybe this year, this Trust Promise is teaching me to build up reservoirs of hope as my action verb.

Hope. Hope. Hope. Hope.
I’m getting used to the sound of that…. 

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Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 17 inside trust

17 Jan


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Trust is a quiet thing, isn’t it? It lives inside. It is invisible, actually one of the most invisible forces. It’s quite calm too… almost too calm.

I’m getting used to the calmness, I think. Actually, I’m just trying to trust the process. 

Because trust is an inside job.

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Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 16 :: happy

16 Jan



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Today I am trusting happiness.

As I was driving home tonight I felt the lightness and lift that comes with happiness. The world flew by me in slow motion, each street light, turn, house and landmark along the way. Then that familiar hill in the final stretch home with a glimpse of the Boston skyline. 

Most of the time I feel happy, so it wasn’t a surprise to recognize this emotion. But it was so wonderful to see it all play out in slow motion as if I was recording each and every turn.

It has me thinking that trust is also about recognition. Really seeing all that is before us. Trusting the view. 

Thank you, Trust.

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Jamie

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