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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 191 :: trust moves

10 Jul

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The air conditioner is broken, it’s too hot to cook, and it’s late. So we ordered Chinese food. I thought my fortune cookie said it best:

It’s time to get moving. Your spirits will lift accordingly.   

My fortune cookie knows of these Trust Moves. While we will be moving, physically, soon this year has me thinking about the trust moves it takes to change, adapt, flex and stay agile. It’s so easy to get set in our ways and cling to our things.

Ironically, we never seem to do that. Change is our middle name. So a little house move will be easy but I think my fortune cookie may know something I do not: your spirits will lift accordingly.

Sometimes that’s all we need in life, is a little change, to get moving. And since I asked for TRUST this year, I am trusting the process and excited to see what’s on the other side! We will know soon…

Trust me!
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Jamie

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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’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 189 :: trust the belly laughs

8 Jul

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My sides hurt from laughing. It may be the most beautiful feeling in the world, laughter. The kind that makes your belly hurt. It hurts so good.

Tonight it came at the hand of cards, a few margaritas and some music. It’s our last night of Jaynane’s visit and it has been a fun visit, so what better way to celebrate a last hurrah than with love and laughter?  

Sometimes the best games to play are the ones that make us laugh, with each other. If there’s anything I trust, it is the best medicine of a belly laugh. 

Trust me!
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 188 :: trust the beauty

7 Jul

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We drove the south coastline today winding through little seaside towns and beautiful picturesque downtowns and stores. It made me think about my very first promise not to shop, because, I was shopping in the most wonderful sense of the word. 

Jaynane and I were together, shopping and oohing and ahhing at all the little beautiful things looking for dresses and skirts and jewelry and presents. This is a partnership I know well, it is one my Mama Sling taught to me. To appreciate beauty. Not in the sense of the torrid and turbulent definition of beauty standards but to appreciate the beauty within. 

Because beauty is a feeling. 

I used to think beauty was a very specific thing, a look, a shape, a fabric, a cut, a design, an art. But it’s really the art of feeling. And when we feel we are alive. We are here. We are present. 

Which is the best present of all. 
Trust the beauty within. 

Trust me!
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 187 :: trust the small stuff

6 Jul

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This year of Trust is teaching me to trust the small stuff.

For instance, we watched Rocketman tonight at an airconditioned movie theater in order to escape the sweltering 90-degree heat. We arrived just in time to miss a massive thunderstorm that we could hear pelting the roof as we waited for the previews to begin. We made it just in time. 

Trust has a way of moving us to exactly where we are supposed to be when we are supposed to be there. If only we trust it.  

Trust is small, but the impact is big. 

Trust me!
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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!
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Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 185 :: trust and be brave

4 Jul

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Oh, beautiful. It was a spectacular skyline tonight looking over Boston, the Harbor Islands, and the South Shore as fireworks lit up the heavens. It made me think of the origin of fireworks, the bravery and the boldness of what it must have taken to define Boston and this country.

Bravery is a call to action but it originates from a mission of trust.
Happy Fourth of July.  

Trust me!
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Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 183 :: trust your bliss

2 Jul


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Tonight’s trust fall is…. to follow your bliss and trust your gut. 

Is there any bigger trust fall than that one?

Trust me!
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Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 182 :: trust the bouquet in your heart

1 Jul


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Trust is a tricky thing. It requires you to be patient. I’m not very good at that part of life. I have a need to know, a question to be asked and an action to take. But, this year, trust is making me wait patiently. 

It’s all for a good thing, the things that matter most of course. And it makes me realize that timing is everything but patience is a virtue. I never really understood why patience was a virtuous thing, it seemed like a rule to me.

I have been told to, “be patient” more than once. And yet, I am learning when we listen to the bouquet in our heart it requires a perfectly orchestrated symphony of events to bloom and unfold. So yes, I guess I can be patient. And trust. 

Trust me!
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 – DAY 181 :: trust the thrill

30 Jun

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It’s hard to believe that July is already here. We are almost halfway through this year of Trust. And, while I have yet to figure out exactly what it all means, I am sure that it will take me exactly where I need to go.

Until then, I am trusting the process and celebrating each day. 

That’s the thrill of being alive!

Trust me!
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