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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 365 :: a kind finale

31 Dec
{farewell 2017}

And here we are! The last day of 2017. The grand finale. The big hurrah… to a year of kindness.

There are so many words for kindness… I know because I looked them up:

And because I also just lived out an entire year pondering the power of kindness… Intentional acts of kindness to be exact. While I entered the year thinking I would be sprinkling kindness around the world in grand and amazing ways, what really happened was this — I found kindness in my own heart.

So much closer to home.

That always seems to be the way it goes with these promises. They open up areas inside of me I never knew existed. Never could have expected…and definitely didn’t plan on discovering. Even though they were there the entire time.

That’s the magic and the power of a purposeful promise. It’s always a game of setting an intention and then just showing up. Every single day. That’s all it takes. And then it will take you on the adventure of a lifetime (or at least a year!) full of twists and turns and surprise and delight until you end up sitting at your computer on the last day of the year realizing how perfect the entire year unfolded right before your very eyes.

Thank you, kindness. For letting me chase you this year, and then showing me you were right here all along, pulling at my heartstrings.

Thank you, kindness. For teaching me to look for you, starting inside myself and then spotting you inside the smiles, eyes, laughter, and love of others.

Most of all, thank you for teaching me to be more kind.

Tomorrow I announce a new promise for 2018… want to join me!?
Drumroll, please……

More tomorrow…

Lovemore,
Jamie

{thank you, kindness}
#lovemore

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS DAY 119 :: thank you

2 May

Kindly.

Today I realized that just saying thank you is the kindest and most powerful thing a person can do. And simple. How great is that?

Thank you for reading this far!
Kindly 😉

More tomorrow….
Lovemore,
Jamie

{thank you}
#lovemore

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 6 – YOGA DAY 242 the big hurrah

5 Sep

Day 242: Thank you.

Ah… and here we have the real, grand finale. The final note on the entire Lake Powell Trip…

Mike & Lizette.

Together they could fly a plane across the world, rescue an alpine skier from the top of Mount Everest, navigate a gargantuan houseboat through the water of Lake Powell, feed and shop for 10 people who drink like 20 people, drive a ski boat pulling a haphazard crazy wild bunch of humans called “relatives”, and, most important, do it all with a smile on their faces.

There are no words to say thanks big enough to Mike & Lizette. So, instead, I will say what yoga has taught me to say when there are no other words to describe the feeling of thanks, gratitude and love.

Namaste. The divine light within me salutes the divine light within you.
And…We all love you two!

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

{namaste}
#lovemoredomore

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JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 85 :: i never knew…

26 Mar

 

It’s funny what this writing every day process does… it isolates the mundane and accentuates the positive, or at least whatever is positive about the day that I can grasp onto for inspiration.

Take flowers, for instance. I never knew how much I loved flowers. Until I started looking for beauty all around me last year as I prepared for surgery. Enjoy simple beauty pause right now became my mantra.

I started seeing flowers everywhere. In the trees, the ground, the bushes, all around.
And this year, they are returning.

It’s ironic to me that they have always been there. The flowers. They have either been closed up waiting to bloom or I have been closed up walking by missing their beauty.

But now they pop!

Every single bud seems to catch my attention. Not in a smell-the-roses-sort-of-way. More in a now-I-notice-sort-of-being. It’s the noticing that counts.

And that’s what writing every single day does. I show up. I notice. The day counts.

You do too.
Thanks for showing up.
Thanks for being here.
Seen any flowers?

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

  {what did you notice today?}
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#lovemoredomore

Jamie’s BLOG – DAY 136 :: you got this

17 May

Some days just the right message reaches you at the right time.

And that’s exactly what happened today when I opened these two cards:

It was enough to help turn my day around. Sometimes you just need someone else to say it.

You got this.
(thank you)

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

{you got this}

Jamie’s BLOG – DAY 110 :: two beautiful words

21 Apr

Tonight, all I can say are two beautiful words: THANK YOU.

So many beautiful cards. Over 30 stacked up on my turquoise chest. Mostly orchestrated by the Davis Family… and some really special friends too.

It doesn’t show the incredible acts of kindness I have received from friends in the form of emails, books, notes, gifts, hearts, a video ….and a gift certificate for a NEW bra. (Who knows what size it will be?!)

As I go into the week ahead all I have to say is thank you.

Let me say that again.
Thank you.
Beautiful. Words.

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

{what two words do you love today?}

BLOG – GIFT DAY 314 :: a month of inspiration :: puppies

11 Nov

Today, in my month-long nod to inspiration, I share puppies.
Because I love puppies. Who doesn’t?

Exhibit A: this species on Attack of the Cute

When I first sat down tonight to write about puppies I considered it too soft. And possibly inappropriate on a serious, honorable, reverent day like Veteran’s Day.

But then I realized something. 
I am able to go gaga over puppies because there are far stronger people in this world who take care of the conflicts I can only imagine in my worst nightmares.

So to them I say thank you for your service.
And, among many other things, thank you for allowing me think about puppies.

Because there is something inspiring about puppies. New life. New legs. Everything new for that matter.

They help us see the world in a new light.
And the many new uses for socks too.

If you are ever feeling blue, I challenge you to do what my friend Courtney taught me… put the search word “puppy” into Pinterest.

Then sit back. Relax. Scroll. And smile.
Thank you for the gift of puppies.

More tomorrow.
Lovemore {playmore!}
Jamie

{what do you go gaga for?}

BLOG – GIFT DAY 230 :: my favorite things – gifts!

20 Aug

Today begins a new series over here called My Favorite Things!

We are on the coast tonight and leave tomorrow for Portland and will officially kick off “Party In Portland” otherwise known as…. thyroid surgery.

Part of my goal during this journey has been to make the medical process fun, interesting, insightful, and learning and sharing along the way before going under the knife.

Now….I am thrilled to share My Favorite Things with you.
It’s a video series.

So, while I can’t really keep up with the blog in between medical appointments, the hospital, and recovery this week, I can keep up with you. At least virtually over video.

So, here we go! It all starts today… click below. Go ahead… do it… wink, wink, nudge, nudge.

If you cannot see today’s video, please click here.

Lovemore {fearless}
Jamie

{What are your favorite things?}

BLOG – GIFT DAY 217 :: thank you chocolate

5 Aug
Who did you thank today?I ask because I am finding this Card Crusade so enlightening. It has made me so much more focused on being a giver instead of a taker. 

Today, as I practiced my giving muscle, I sent my card for yesterday (since it was Sunday) and wrote out a new one for today. Yesterday’s card went out to my dear friend Amy, who has been like a soul-sister to me. And today’s card is going to a yogi I adore.

A few days ago I received this fun gift in the mail.
Chocolate!

And, yes, I was happy to be a taker!!

Thank you Kelly, I loved the surprise.
And, yes, the chocolate was melted when it arrived (but nothing a freezer can’t fix!). While it did melt it still tasted SO GOOD!

Even more important, the gift melted my heart. 

It’s not any ordinary chocolate bar. It comes with a love poem inside.  And since chocolate gives off the power of love and that all over warm feeling (apparently the flavanols in chocolate increase blood flow) I have to admit, I love it.

But, you know what I LOVE more…..
Sending cards out to people I care about. There just aren’t enough cards or days to tackle that one, but I am trying one day at a time.

And, I encourage you to reach out to ones you love as well.

  • Slip a card in your hubby’s lunch
  • Hide a card under your child’s pillow
  • Stick a card on your mother’s dashboard
  • Drop a note on your employee’s desk
It doesn’t take a lot to say thank you.
It really only takes two words (and maybe some chocolate love!).More tomorrow.

Lovemore {fearless}
JamieP.S. The CARD CRUSADE all made possible by Green Ink Gallery. Check out their beautiful fine art cards!

P.P.S.  If you want to get some chocolate that professes its love to you, click here.

{what do love, right now?}

BLOG – GIFT DAY 200 :: day 200! day 200! day 200!

19 Jul
It’s Day 200!!
Hard to believe.While this is year three of hitting Day 200 at this rodeo called BLOGGING EVERY SINGLE DAY, I have to say…

I still get a thrill from hitting these big numbers.

So let me just pause to say THANK YOU to all of you who are here.

Today, I continue my CARD CRUSADE.
My little way of saying thank you and spreading some abundance.

I just ran in from the mailbox. It’s so fun to send out these daily cards (it sure beats receiving all the medical bills that are arriving in the mailbox these days). And it is successfully creating a new relationship between me and that box out there on the sidewalk.

Today’s mailing has been sent! 

The card is going out to two young boys who I love very much… they are small but have big hearts and even bigger dreams. They previously lived in Massachusetts, but not anymore. 

Can you guess who? 

While you ponder that one…let me tell you what’s fair. 

THE FAIR! 
I am so excited that we are actually leaving the confines of the little rental house we love and are going OUT. 

Speaking of this house we adore — yesterday’s card was sent to the woman who helped us find it. Her name is Shay and she’s a realtor.

Way back in Scituate, Justin and I sat down and made a list of everything we wanted in our new house.

  • marble counters
  • a garden
  • three bedrooms
  • a yard for the dogs
And we found it, but not without Shay’s help. I originally spotted this house online but when I called it was already rented. Then, when we arrived in Oregon, I found it listed again. So I called Shay.She was the first friendly face in our new town. And, when I balked at the thought of living in a house where the fence was too low, and feared the dogs would jump out of the lawn, she found a way to make it work for us.

So, thank you Shay. We love our little house!

Now… on to the Jackson Country Fair
I can almost smell the cotton candy, hot dogs and the dust from the rodeo. 

More tomorrow.

Lovemore {fearless}
JamieP.S. This Card Crusade is made possible by Green Ink Gallery.
Check out their beautiful fine art cards!

{who can you thank today?}
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