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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 6 – YOGA DAY 43 :: a love bug story

12 Feb

Day 43. Happy endings.

As in waiting patiently for the end of the story.

The Beetle is back, she’s up and running again and ready for the road. But she taught us many things while she was on vacay (or in the shop as some might say).

For one, she taught us discovery. If we didn’t have her for the last week we wouldn’t have discovered on foot the park right behind us (with tennis courts!) or the path right below us (with a salmon ladder because that’s where the salmon swim when they are on the run, apparently!) or the labyrinth nearby, or how comical it is to walk a labyrinth with two dogs (especially our fast-paced color outside the lines kind of dogs).

We also wouldn’t have discovered the walkway that leads to downtown, a mere ten-minute walk from our front door. With a grocery store and everything else one would need, chic boutiques, restaurants, pubs….expansive water views!

But most of all, the gift was this: patience.

If we had not waited patiently for the parts to arrive we wouldn’t have found all the magical, fun stuff around us (maybe in time, but not on foot). But we also wouldn’t have talked to the man at Autozone who pointed us to the man who is now our new mechanic (who charges way less than the VW dealer and seems to know way more about customer service).

It is, as it seems, exactly as it was meant to be. As if the Beetle is now laughing, rightly sitting back in her parking spot, saying, “See, I told you so.”

There is always a gift in everything. Waiting for it to show up is what they call the journey. Recognizing when it arrives, well, that’s always the hardest part (to order and install).

And it all has me thinking…. sometimes more magic comes from the pause rather than the push. Maybe that’s all this yoga talking. Either way….

Beep. Beep.
The Love Bug is back.

More tomorrow.


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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 6 – YOGA DAY 35 :: upward beetle

4 Feb

Day 35. Tow Truck.

So here’s what I’m grateful for:

  • Noticing a light that’s not supposed to go off…go off (on the highway)
  • Reading the Exit sign
  • Taking the Exit
  • Pulling off the road to safety
  • Being close enough to call family for support (one reason why we moved!)
  • AAA
  • Internet Searches
  • Being home

And so much, much more.

That may be the best short list a girl can write on a long night.

After the antics of the Upward Beetle this body took a shower and then did a little Downward Dog. I’m starting to wonder if this yoga promise is cracking the foundation I stand on (on purpose) one step at a time.

Maybe that’s the point. Strength, they say, comes from within. 
And, of course with a little help from your friends.

So thank you my dears – Justin for some internet sleuthing, and Jaynane and Nancy I owe you a few gin and tonics and maybe a big, old-fashioned burger. Make that a Maid-Rite?

And with that…   this girl is going off to bed. 
May the sun rise tomorrow. 

More tomorrow. 

{rise up?}

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