Tag Archives: Summer

JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 8 – DAY 136 :: free joy

14 May
{bloom}

Okay so it’s not technically summer, but the last few days have felt like it.   And, it feels good. Flowers blooming, sunshine shining, bees buzzing. It’s as if the world has woken up.

I have literally watched the leaves grow on the tree outside my window. They were baby sprouts just a week ago, now they are full on leaves the size of my hand. And green. So green!

I love the color of green spring flipping into summer green. It’s that beautiful lime then full dark kale color. It’s like watching Mother Nature’s rainbow this burst of color all around me.

I love it. And it brings me joy. And, biggest bonus ever… it’s FREE!
More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{free joy}
#lovemore

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY :: 149 my kind of summer

21 Jun

Ah, Solstice.  

It feels like it took you forever to get here. And now… here you are. Long night, lots of light, beautiful skies, and stars about to burst.

Part of me wishes every night were this kind.
Part of me knows the contrast is what we need. The dark meets the light.

But the other part of me says – HELLO SUMMER!

More tomorrow….
Lovemore,
Jamie

{the sound of summer}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 164 :: 4-letter word friday

17 Jun

Lite.  

What do you need to make a fun summer Friday night even better?
Lights, of course!

And then fireworks. In June.

It’s not quite summer yet. It’s summer lite.
Summer nights.
Lites. Nites. Some of my favorite 4-letter words.

More tomorrow….
Lovemore,
Jamie

{summertime}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 159 long summer nights 

11 Jun

So cool.  

It’s after 9pm and the sun is still out. The air is warm. The breeze is calm. It’s a perfect summer night. And it’s not even summer yet – not officially.

It reminds me of being a little girl, trying to sleep on a school night when it felt like a summer night. Listening to the birds sing in the twilight and the adults still sitting outside, talking as if it were summer.

It’s hard to sleep when the sun still shines. But kindness seems to grow stronger in the sunshine, the warm summer sunshine.

Kindness is the sunshine in which virtue grows.” – Robert Green Ingersoll

Here’s to long summer nights, and enjoying their kindness while they are here.

More tomorrow….
Lovemore,
Jamie

{enjoy}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 143 :: kindess is…

27 May

Sunshine. 

Today the sun came out, just in time for a 3-day weekend and BBQ dinner. Maybe the kindest act Mother Nature has given us for months. And I will accept and allow every second of that warmth.

Sunny, sunny kindness.

Enjoy the weekend!

More tomorrow….
Lovemore,
Jamie

{sunshine}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 126 :: bbq

9 May

Summer. 

Tonight, we had our first taste of summer:

And that has been the kindest thing I could imagine after a very long winter. Bring on the BBQ! And sun.

And kindness too.

More tomorrow….
Lovemore,
Jamie

{sunny?}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 6 – YOGA DAY 142 :: monday sunny monday

23 May

Day 142: Sun sunny shine.

Happy Monday. I waited all day for the sun to come out. And then it did. Right before nightfall. Such a Monday tease.

And I am reminded that summer is close. We are closer than we think. There will be a day where summer pops. Just like that, she’s here, just like today, where she showed up.

And… all the flowers will follow.

And that is me, showing up tonight.
Happy Monday. Yoga next!

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

{showing up?}
#lovemoredomore

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JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 215 :: summer bliss

9 Aug
Friends. Family. And a little escape. It all adds up to slice of Summer Bliss. That feeling of wanting to stretch a weekend into a week or a beautiful moment into forever. And I have to say there’s something magical about an island.

Summer goes by way too fast and before I know it, I wake up and find it’s over. So I’m soaking up this moment that is now a memory.

As Dr. Suess said…
“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”

More tomorrow.
Lovemore, 
Jamie
 {what is your summer bliss?}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 173 :: triple chocolate ice cream

27 Jun
Holy hot sauce! It’s a scorcher. The car read 111 degrees today when I was out running errands. One hundred and eleven degrees!

Which was enough for me to take a nap…. sometimes it’s the only thing that makes unbearable heat in an air-conditioned room go away.

…until Brady decided to wake me up.

So now I’m eating ice cream. Triple chocolate ice cream. Cause a girl’s got to do what a girl’s got to do.

And on a hot summer day, that’s bliss.

More tomorrow. 

Lovemore, 
Jamie
  {what’s your summer bliss?}
#lovemoredomore

JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 166 :: flowers and summer salad

20 Jun
Summer is officially here. And that alone brings me buckets of bliss. Like the hydrangeas blooming outside the door:  

And the lettuce cut straight from the garden:

and fresh raspberries too:

It’s a summer salad!

Summer is here, we are halfway through the year and I’m starting to get the hang of this bliss thing. I have the No Complaint Challenge to thank.

While I still haven’t made it to the requisite 21 days, I have learned much. In some odd way bliss is exactly the opposite of complaining, which the more I try not to complain I see how it is really an act of putting up a barrier, pointing out differences, seeing otherness. Separation.

Whereas bliss is different. Bliss more like…Appreciating. Allowing. Receiving. Joining in. Finding solutions. Accepting what is over what is not.

And I believe there’s a word that sums that up….
Namaste.

More tomorrow.
Lovemore, 
Jamie


{what do you appreciate about summer?}

#lovemoredomore
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