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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 walk toward the rainbow – 13 days to go

18 Dec


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There are 13 days left of The Promise 365!

Tonight, I enjoyed a wonderful dinner with a friend who I have not seen in too many years. It was a reunion of hearts, and memories and our younger selves. So much time has passed and so many life moments have happened, and so many roads have been traveled, but there we were, crossing paths again.

It reminds me that life is full of twists and turns, but if you continue to walk toward the rainbow the journey will be worth the adventure it holds in your heart.

In so many ways, that’ is what this blogging adventure has been about too. Walking toward the rainbow.

Trust me!
More tomorrow.Jamie

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Jamie’s Blog – Year 9:: what you need – 14 days to go

17 Dec

There are 14 days left of The Promise 365!

“You already have what you need.” My dear teacher and mentor and medicine woman taught me this many years ago. It was in the middle of surgeries and doctors appointments and all the anxiety that comes with that sort of thing. She was always so wise and so ahead of me in the lessons of life. She also told me that was why she could be my teacher, she would always be a step ahead of me. Until she wasn’t. 

Today, I took the day off and mostly addressed Christmas cards. It was a rainy, sleety, snowy sort of day and the perfect hot cocoa Christmas card backdrop. I love paper and cards, and I love addressing them and using my calligraphy markers to make pretty little letters. So while I was looking up addresses and writing out beautiful little letters I was taken aback when I saw her mailing address next on my list. 

This will be the last year of The Promise 365 and it will be the first year I won’t be able to send my teacher a Christmas greeting. She is now gone, and I am now on my own two feet when it comes to life lessons. She is no longer a step ahead of me, rather she is somewhere else in the heavens and the stars. Luckily, she left me with that precious gift. 

“You already have what you need.” I can hear her say to me again as if she were right next to my side. 

Indeed, I do. Mostly because of all the great teachers who have always been one step ahead of me. 
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15 Dec

JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9
bows – 16 days to go
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There are 16 days left of The Promise 365!

I love Sunday afternoons. Today, I spent the day wrapping presents, watching the Hallmark Channel and watching the New England Patriots win. Brady sat next to me the entire time, tuckered out from all the activity.  While watching was the easy part, doing is always harder.

I can watch my share of Hallmark Christmas specials, and I can cheer on Patriots touchdowns, but I cannot wrap a present as my mother. I’m not knocking my own skills. I am a wrapping paper expert. I know all the secrets to making a present pop, including creasing the corners and lining up the design on the papers just perfectly. Alas, I cannot make a bow like Mama Sling.

I tried. Many times. I started over many times too. I used tape (it snapped) and yarn (it broke) and wire (it slipped). 

So much of this blog has been dedicated to the fond memories I have of Mama Sling. There are so many amazing memories and moments, and there are so many incredible things she taught me. But she didn’t teach me how to make her famous bows. 

The bows that she spent hours on, the bows that she wouldn’t let us smoosh under the tree. We had to Tetris all the presents under the tree to specifically make sure no bow would touch another bow. There was no bow smooshing allowed. This won’t be a problem this Christmas since I cannot replicate the Mama Sling bow.

But that’s not really the point, is it? I still have the memories of her laughter and her love and her magical Christmas bows. Even though I do not have her or her bow making talent, I have her in my heart, which keeps her by my side.   

The best part of Christmas is not the gifts we buy, but the moments we give each other that last long beyond the time we are together. Thank you, Mama Sling, for being by my side throughout these past nine years, and these past nine promises, and every Christmas in between.

Even if I can’t make a bow to save my life!  

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14 Dec

JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9
keep showing up – 17 days to go
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There are 17 days left of The Promise 365! Seventeen days left to show up. That has been the secret of this promise process. The biggest lesson of all. The power move is showing up. That’s all it takes to find the magic inside of you. 

All the magic of the world is inside of you. So keep shining!  
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11 Dec

JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9
power – 20 days to go
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There are 20 days left of The Promise 365! 

Sometimes the most simple things are the most powerful. I have learned many lessons over the past nine years, including love, fearlessness, abundance, peak performance, bliss, joy, and kindness. All of them have one thing in common, trust. 

It’s funny to be on this side of making promises. Now, that I know this is my last one (who would have thought trust would be the grand finale?) I am in awe of how they all connect together through the power of trust. 

It takes trust to love. It takes trust to be kind. It takes trust to go after peak performance and to follow your bliss, tap into joy, and live in abundance.

It is the simple power of trusting yourself. And that is simply powerful. 

So here’s to trusting yourself in all that you do.
You got this 
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 new and old – 22 days to go

9 Dec


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There are 22 days left of The Promise 365! 

We received something new today (a washer and dryer) and it makes me revel in the feeling of new. New is exciting! New is fun! New is new! New! New!

And yet, there is something so special about all that is old. Old is sacred.

I look back on The Promise 365 and all the blog posts of these past nine years. There will be a total of 3,285 blog posts. In those blog posts, the newest ones are the most intriguing to me but the oldest ones are the most sacred. Like the first day I ever blogged

Some of my blogs are less sacred and I find a little silly, but all of them add up to one big body of work – and my life. If there is one thing this blogging journey has taught me it is this: you have to start somewhere. That’s the only way that new becomes old.

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 believe – 24 days to go

7 Dec


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There are 24 days left of The Promise 365!

In many ways, it’s easier to believe in hope and faith during the holidays. The lights are twinkling bright, the world seems to put reality on pause and believe in magic. I think that’s part of why the Christmas season is so special. But I also know that hope and faith are the secret, invisible forces that make magic happen all year long.

I have experienced so much hope, faith, and love over these past nine years, and all I can say is that you have to believe. In season, and out. 
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 today – 26 days to go

5 Dec


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There are 26 days left of The Promise 365!

If there is anything that blogging for nine years has taught me it is this — appreciate today. Each day. Every day. I know there will be times that I will miss the process of writing this blog and capturing all the beauty and adventure of each day. Because that has been the gift over these last nine years. Capturing the fun moments, the funny mishaps, the small gifts, and the big, life-changing experiences!

If there is any advice I could possibly share after these nine years, it would be this: dedicate yourself to today.  Or you might miss it.

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 dreams – 27 days to go

4 Dec


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There are 27 days left of The Promise 365!

I’m off to bed and looking forward to a good night’s rest. As I lay my head down on my pillow, I hear these words, “Hold onto your dreams!” 

This blog has been nine years of discovery, adventure, and dreams. But the best dream of all is the next one you have. 

Stay true to you. Trust your desires. And go after your dreams.  

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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 9 easy – 29 days to go

2 Dec


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There are 29 days left of The Promise 365!

I love it when things are easy. Today I went to the dentist and he fixed my chipped front tooth. It was easy, so, so easy. And, it feels so good to have experts to rely on when you need them.

It’s taken me a long time to learn this lesson. Relying on others is a gift, and accepting and allowing the gifts of others to impact your life is a blessing.

So, I say… focus on what’s easy. Just as the snow is falling outside my window in an effortless fashion, we must also allow and let go into what is easy. 

Be like the snow… fall into place in an easy and effortless way.
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