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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 364 :: a kind way

30 Dec
{forgiveness}

So many lessons. One of my biggest from this year of Kindness, this year called 2017, is the big doozie. Forgiveness.

She has floated in an out of my life like a little butterfly. Popping up here and there, year after year, reminding me how to cultivate forgiveness. And this year, she popped up again.

Floating above me, calling to me, reminding me to practice the art of forgiveness. It is a kind lesson. Maybe the kindest of them all. For forgiveness floats in and out, back and forth and then always returns.

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{forgive}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 362 :: a gentle year

28 Dec
{reflecting}

Ah, Kindness. You have been so, well, kind to me this year. As I reflect on these final days of 2017 I am aware of all the kindness and conflict and chaos that we have seen this year.

I am also aware that Chaos brings out the Kindness in us.

Chaos. Kindness. They may be opposite ends of the same coin. Parallels. Balances in the universe, quite possibly. But can we have one without the other?

I don’t know. If so, I prefer kindness.

As the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation says, “Kindness Starts with One.” And as this year has taught me that is true. Whether it is in our kind thoughts, deeds, dos and don’ts.

In fact, that might be the biggest lesson of all. Kindness begins with our thoughts. Thoughts become beliefs. We turn our beliefs into actions.

It’s all an act.
A kind one.

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{start with one}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 361 :: a kind year

27 Dec
{reflecting}

It’s beginning to look a lot like 2018… everywhere you go!

Before we get there, I’m beginning to reflect on 2017 – where the year has taken me, the path we have walked together … and how we got here.

What were your lessons from this year we call 2017?
I called it my Year of Kindness.  And it played out in ways I couldn’t imagine, as it always does with this promise work. I set a theme, I make a promise and I go into each year writing about it each and every day. Some days are way more exciting than others.

For instance, I never would have guessed a surprise pop-up wedding in the middle of Colorado would happen right in the middle of the year! Surprise. And, yet, it seemed so perfect — why didn’t I see it coming? I don’t know. (And how did we keep it a secret – long story!)  And yet, that is the magic of making these promises.

You never know what is going to happen. Until you try. And then, what transpires is always beyond my wildest dreams — and plans. They are even better than my own plans my own head could come up with — really.

And that is what makes this work so exciting. Sometimes you have to take the brain out of the equation and listen to your heart. And learning to do that is what one might call kindness.

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{kindness of the heart}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 341 :: christmas kindness

7 Dec
{give openly}

Today I continue the month of Christmas Kindness!

We just arrived home from a Christmas party. One with a gift exchange “swap with a twist…”. We all drew numbers and then one by one picked up our presents. The gift picking came with the option to take someone else’s gift.

When I lived in New England, this was called a “Yankee Swap.” I’m not sure what it is called here on the West Coast. But it always creates a lot of laughter and some serious swapping strategies.

Tonight, the game ended with a promised “twist” — which was after all the swapping had subsided we passed our gifts one person to the right.

I ended up with a sweet little set of LED candles. But it got me thinking about kindness. About working really hard and gearing up over a mysterious box and then just handing it over to someone else.

There’s grace in sharing.
And it’s kind to share openly.
Even if it’s a box wrapped in paper that you pass to your right.

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{life is full of surprises}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 334 :: a longer, kinder life

30 Nov
{splash}

This one makes a splash. It’s the Splash Sisters. Just watch this video.

It made me cry. I’m not sure if it was the basketball player inside of me, or the girl who knows life shouldn’t end with retirement.

The youngest woman on the team is 80 years old.


I strongly believe that no one should just retire at a prescribed age and stop living, moving, playing. The human body is built to live to 150 years old, according to Dr. Andrew Weil.

Our bodies are meant to move.

Which is exactly what these ladies are all about.
Keep moving.
How kind. 

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{kindness rules}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 333 :: a kinder way

29 Nov
{oh world}

The news over this last year has left me dizzy. And now, it seems, there is, even more, news and change on the horizon. All the allegations and suspicions and irreparable damage done by humans to other humans.

It’s enough to make my heart hurt. And it makes me want to cry, “can’t we all just be kind!?”

Maybe kindness is the call we need to change the world.

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{kind}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 332 :: elf kindness

28 Nov
{creative}

The holidays bring elves… and today I found these random acts of kindness just for the Elf in your life! Compliments of Living Locurto.

I love this idea. This elf turned some M&M candies into Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeers with a note asking kids to secretly leave them as gifts on someone’s doorstep.

Kindness can be so simple.
And fun.
Happy elfing!

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{feeling elfie}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 328 :: only kindness matters

24 Nov
{stuffing}

Just watch this video…

Kindness can be so small, so every day, and so easy. Sometimes, our little acts of kindness are just everyday niceness. And that’s the stuff that makes memories.

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{niceness}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 318 :: world kindness day

14 Nov
{random}

As I pack and ready for a plane ride home, I’m thinking of random acts of kindness. Have you done one lately?

So much kindness in the world. It’s good to share.

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{random}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 261 :: kindness is…

17 Sep

Taking a break.

Ah… Sundays are the best. Good food. Good friends. Good times.

Sundays are a moment to breathe. Relax. Watch a little football and a little bit of the Emmies.

Kindness is reminding me that sometimes the BEST kind of kindness is taking a break.

More tomorrow….

Lovemore,
Jamie

{breathe}
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