Day 17 of 40: “Say Something”

Today is Day 17 of 40.

What if we did this for today? But what if we did it for 40 days?!

{If you’ve heard my rant about this then scroll passed this to today’s account below the (*******) line}

Our goal for 40 days is to strengthen and nourish our spirit, soul and body. Sounds so sophisticated and a little boring to me… but what if it got kind of specific… and… what if it kind of worked?!!?

We create (Do you need the definition too? Because I did! So I looked it up for us!)

create: (verb) cause (something) to happen as a result of one’s actions

This drives me to become aware of what I am actually creating. I’m REEEAAALLY good at creating a grumpy attitude, a negative outlook on life, an overwhelming feeling, 30 extra pounds, irrational thinking…. I am just one talented woman. You too? {Big sigh}

But what if we became more intentional about what we were creating each day?!

What if we did these three things each day?!

Create conversations with God by talking to Him (prayer) and/or studying the Bible.
Create smiles, memories, feelings, giggles, and moments with people by taking the time to stop and be in the moment.
Create fuel for our body with the foods we choose.
For my own life, I notice that I start going into a spiral of the “blues” then slowly but surely off track when I start hiding from God, from people and hiding IN my pantry…. {Anyone else do that too?!}


Today’s Life with Jamye

Day 17 of 40.

1. {Spirit}

God and I are in a process. I feel swept away by Him again. Not sure why that’s happened. But I’m starting to see the intimacy come back between the two of us.

Super sappy, I know.

When I start talking with God about laundry, I know we’re so closely intimate. Sharing a giggle with Him and a thought exchange while passing by. That’s intimacy with God. And I’d argue it to be the highest level of maturity any one Christian could ever reach.

We’re coming back together and I’m seeing His confidence rise up on the inside of me again. This…. this feels normal.

I’m seeing things in the Word of God that were once numb to me. This feels so good to get back to. Kind of like being able to chew your food after the dentist numbing goes away.

I could be feeling sappy because I’m listening to this rendition of the song “Say Something I’m Giving Up On You” sung in a way that is between you and God.  Man.  This song wrecks me.  In a good way, of course. 😉 Lyrics like this just get to me “And I, am waiting here now, will you open your heart, I’ve been here all along…” Just take a listen.  I think you might enjoy too!

I’ve been doing my daily 30 day reading challenge but I’ve also been stuck (in a good way) in the book of Exodus. Staring at the Israelites. Learning from their behaviors. Their errors. Their successes. Their patterns. All of these things leading me to understand myself better and God better.

I don’t feel perfect by any means. I just feel so eager and hungry to know more. I don’t know if I’m making sense but I guess that’s part of this 40 journey itself…. processing, outpouring, unpolished, and unfiltered.

2. {Soul-Mind, Will, & Emotions}


I woke up this morning completely exhausted from a late night bed time followed by a midnight interruption and 4:30 alarm clock. It was just too much for me to feel like getting ready and doing anything productive.

Yet, I felt prompted to do what I knew worked.

It’s this thing called “7 min of heaven” …. I don’t know why I named it that years ago. I think it was because I needed the help of God in heaven while cleaning the house-like some good old supernatural speedy-work to do so…lol….  this is how I do it.

1. List ever room in the house

2. Start in the front of the house.

3. Set the timer for 7 min and clean up one room and that room only (throwing all things into their appropriate rooms but not putting them away). For example, in the living room, I’d put all shoes in the bedrooms, laundry in the baskets, toys in the rooms…. but just throw them in the room until I get to that specific room.

4. Repeat each room until the whole house is finished.

5. Add another 7 min if you don’t finish in that amount of time.

With 8 rooms in our house (LOL, NOT bedrooms! I mean rooms as in dining, living, kitchen, bathroom, etc)… it should have taken me 56 min. Some rooms took me two minutes and some 21 (3 timers set),

total time spent was 75 min! Not bad! And I had a tidy home. It was definitely not “clean” as in dusted and vacuumed but it everything was put back in their “home.” Well, almost everything. 🙂

There you have it. My productivity tip for the unmotivated! 🙂 The momentum works and once you start, it’s hard to stop!

Elementary School Friend

Too fun! I got to meet up with an elementary school friend that I hadn’t seen in almost 12 years! Crazy! We grabbed a yummy organic smoothie at SunLife Organics in Thousand Oaks, while my 2 of 3 kiddos were with the babysitter.

Venessa is now Dr Venessa Madrigal! SO proud!! She’s opening a satellite practice in Westlake Village. You can check out her website here. Obviously, I am so into all of this natural medicine, herbal remedies and it sounds like that’s what she does! I can’t wait to hear more and see more. Needless to say, I was so intrigued by her course of direction in helping people heal.

Check out this pic! Isn’t it just delightful to see a childhood friend?! Love this!

Here are a few more fun events from today and a video that gave my giggles a burst of attention! This Shyloh cracks me up!

3. {Body}

Well, I’m still gearing up for my new plan of action. I can’t quite get “there” on my own and that’s going to have to be SO OKAY for me right now.

I fueled my body relatively well today. That said, I do plan on eating orange sherbet tonight for a yummy dessert. This won’t be happening for long. So I’m just going to enjoy it for the next couple of days.

• • • • • • •

I feel very very strong in my spirit and soul right now. I want to help others and inspire them. I think it’s what gives me life. I just want others to succeed. And when that happens, I feel so blessed to be a part of their journey.

Why did I just share that with you? Because! Here’s why:

I think that’s a good sign for me. That I have glimpses and moments where I am strong enough to get outside of my own head and realize there is beauty all around me.

But seriously…. how has 17 days already gone by?! This is way. Too. Much. Fun! (Not easy, but fun!)

All my love!


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