Day 21 – Tiny Devotions :)


I missed a day!!  I KNOW!!!  I couldn’t believe it either.  I know you must have been disappointed waking up today and not having anything new to read at the start of this beautiful day.  I hope you searched for some inspiration elsewhere or got out of the house and went and FOUND IT!!!  I know that you did. :)  As for me, last night I was hanging out with JC, Andrew and the Quinn man who moved to VANCOUVER yesterday!!  One of my bestest is now a few blocks away!!  Can you sense the excitement??!!  And I finally get to spend some quality time with Quinn and get to know the little guy.  He is such a bundle of joy.  What a great feeling to be around children.  They just seem to have the utmost innocent curiosity about life.  It is so incredibly inspiring as well as a reminder to not take life so serious!  AND it gets me crawling all over the floor playing peek-a-boo and remembering how fun it is to be a kid.  I’m definitely going to be adding more of this into my life.  I’m lucky to be living so close to a little guy who will bring out the kid in me – thank you QUINN!  You don’t even KNOW how much goodness you bring my way!

So I have some exciting news!!  I am now one of the new representatives of Tiny Devotions!  Last summer, I was randomly browsing through my favourite luluemon store in Kitsilano after a yoga class (a common thing for me to do!) and I saw this beautiful girl who was glowing and wearing the most beautiful mala beads.  I was instantly drawn to her.  We started chatting and that was that.  You know when you meet someone and it feels like you’ve known them for an eternity?  Well that’s Diana and I. It was such a weird ‘coincidence’ as I had been looking for a special mala necklace just that week.  BAM.  Right in front of me.  That day I walked out of the store wearing my inspiring new mala beads as well as having gained a wonderful new friend.  Diana and I joke how similar we are – it just seems inevitable that we are now working together, in a company that strives for us all to follow our passions and dreams.  It seems like a perfect fit.

Tiny Devotions was born after Diana travelled through Bali and completed her yoga teacher training.  After becoming incredibly inspired, Diana started this fresh and inspiring jewelry company that creates designer mala beads.  You’ve probably noticed me wearing them in many of my pictures.  I love them.  Each necklace is made with a special intention.  The one I am wearing these days represents my “highest potential”.  Lets see just how much I can create in my life right now!!  You can read more about these beautiful beads on her website.  For me personally, I wear them while meditating as well as a way to keep me grounded and inspired everywhere I go.  In my life, they bring about new and exciting conversations as well as a sense of beauty, confidence and calmness.

I will be spreading the Tiny Devotions love all over Vancouver!  If you see me, I will be sure to have a few always with me in my purse (next to the pair of socks to hand out to anyone who might need some warm toes for the night!).  I don’t have too many at the moment, so if you’re interested in sharing this love send me an email or just stop me on the street!  I am so grateful to be a part of this.  It just feels right!

One thing that I have been doing lately before going to bed (when I’m not inclined to dive into those comfy sheets from exhaustion) is meditating in front of my vision board. Pookie recommended this to me, and I can’t thank her enough.  I make sure I am in a calm headspace and I sit in front of my dreams.  I breathe and try to calm my thoughts.  I try to imagine myself in the life that is in front of me.  I FEEL the feelings of what those pictures represent.  Of what I want.  I aim for 10 minutes.  I know it’s not much, but for someone who has a hard time chilling out, it’s a lot.  The cool thing about meditating is that it too becomes addicting.  I find that I’m craving it lately.  Some nights I get into this incredible zone which is hard to come out of.  Other times, I admit, I can’t wait for the 10 minutes to be up, but hey that’s all part of just showing up!  I also find that I fall asleep faster, as my thoughts are calm.  I feel calm.  I feel that everything will fall into place when the timing is right.  It helps me to believe that I WILL have what I want.  I will.  I believe I will!  And really, that’s all that matters.  As long as you believe it deep down in your soul, and not worry what anyone else thinks, then you will have it.  If you want something in life, reach out and grab it!  Believe it and MAKE IT HAPPEN!

Tiny Devotions.  My tiny devotions are blogging a small amount of inspiration every night.  Smiling at strangers.  Talking with someone in the grocery lineup.  Handing out socks.  Doing what I love in order to start the ripple effect of calmness and inspiration.  In the dictionary, devotion represents a profound dedication to purpose.  I know my purpose – to inspire everyone around me.  So I choose to fill my life with small, yet purposeful devotions of my ultimate purpose.  My tiny devotions are right here.  We all are devoted to something.  We all have a purpose.  Take the steps to make that devotion SHINE.  If we don’t allow it to shine, it’s almost as if it’s a waste.  Let’s make the most of this life!  I say it all the time, but I find it so hard to see someone with SO MUCH potential who is letting it just pass on by.  Live your devotion!  Live your purpose!!!  I’m striving to live out mine, and it feels good.

Smile with your heart!

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8 comments

  1. Hi JT
    To who do you give socks to, is it for the homeless and how do you choose who to give to? I live in Stockholm and I see those who are homeless, I would like to help them but I don’t know what they would think of me if I gave them a sock. Mostly they are alcoholics and some beg for money.
    I have never heard of mala beads before sounds, I liked Tiny devotions home page and I think I should someday give myself a mala bead :-)
    :-) Nina

    • Hi Nina!!! Yes, we hand them out to the homeless. I did a project in the downtown east side of Vancouver with 2 other classmates and we learned that one of the highest needs, other than food, is keeping their feet warm and dry. So instead of handing out money, we offer socks. You’d be suprised how grateful they are. At first it felt weird, and we too were unsure how people would react, but we’ve been THANKED over and over and usually receive warm thank you’s. There’s no harm in trying it! You’ll be surpised how grateful people are to receive warmth to their feet!! YOu can check out our sock video (8 minutes) which we made for our project, bringing awareness to this need of the homeless! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luBwCIjMUnY

      • and YES to the mala beads! They are amazing!! You can read more about them on Tiny Devotions website which is linked above. :)

  2. You’re awesome! xx
    Glad to have you as part of our community and team! xx

  3. JT – I absolutely love reading your posts every day, (or some sometimes every other day)! You are beautiful inside & out and you’re such an inspiration!

  4. Tiny devotions sound wonderful. I was reading about their specific intentions and I pretty much think I need to wear one of each. Lol, would that look funny?
    :) Kim

    • Lol… I’ll try it myself and post a picture… you think I’d feel extra grounded?? Literally for sure! hahah :) They are all so beautiful, I KNOW!!

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