Random with Leslie: Episode 7

I’m coming to grips with the fact, that maybe this isn’t daily. You know, sometime life is boring, and you’re exhausted, and I’m allowing myself to be okay with that 🙂

The numbers just keep increasing, right? I mean it’s crazy to me that this is already the 7th episode, but one day that will be triple digits and it’ll be like, WHOA 🙂

It is my intention to share more of myself and to be more vulnerable with my audience. It is my intention for my life to be filled and surrounded with gratitude and prosperity.

Oh, wait…I’m getting ahead of myself.

So, today I listened to Day 3 of the Clarity Challenge. Yes, I’m a day behind – and I’m clear on that 🙂 The subject was ‘How to Set Amazing Intentions’. I mean, doesn’t that make you interested? Did you get a little flutter in your gut? I know I do. I loved that Lori explored how we feel about the word intent and intentions.

I mean, let’s be real – we use it pretty disingenuously sometimes, right?

  • I intended to do that…
  • Well, it was what I intended…
  • My intention is/what, but…

Those are broken promises. Let’s just be real. No wonder it’s hard to set our intentions.

What if we look at intentions as a done deal? Write it down – what do you intent – it’s a done deal! That is now your plan!

Whew, that’s powerful – let’s mix it up a bit. So, I got ‘tickets’ to The Miller Theater. I say it with quotes, because they were free 🙂 It’s to the Raise the Curtain: A Public Preview of Augusta’s Own Miller Theater in January. I’m super stoked! I went inside before it was updated/refurbished and the beauty and potential was evident and I’m looking forward to seeing many of the events put on there.

Allowing Ourselves to Receive. Y’all, this may sound silly to you – but let’s dig in a bit. How many of you:

  • Feel bad when you get a gift you weren’t expecting because you didn’t have one to give in return
  • Don’t know what to say because you feel unworthy of the gift
  • Don’t understand why you got a gift
  • Don’t understand why they got you that gift

I could keep going, but you get the idea. We are terrible at just accepting gifts.

By allowing ourselves to receive we are given the gift of seeing through another person’s eyes.

…next time to allow ourselves to receive with arms, minds and hearts open and simply say thank you. 

Accepting a person’s gift is a gift in itself. Sincere appreciation for their acknowledgement and their effort joins our energy with theirs in the cycle of giving and receiving, and nurtures all involved.

Today was the first day of Winter here. You have got to love the fact that we worked outside for a bit with bare feet – and it wasn’t bad. (Grounding by the way – maybe more on that later – I don’t know enough to talk about it.)

If your body articulates a desire to rest, give yourself permission to spend your free time reading, writing in your journal, daydreaming, engaging in artistic pursuits, playing board games, working a puzzle or meditating. 

Many plants, like the tulip and the apple tree, would not blossom in the springtime were it not for the period of dormancy that is the gift of winter’s chill. Their example can inspire us to use this season of slumber to cleanse ourselves of spiritual and emotional detritus like flora shedding lifeless foliage so that we, too, may emerge from under the frost refreshed and renewed when spring arrives. 

Tonight was a crazy dinner experience. There is nothing more aggravating than seeing a restaurant flip over when you realize you’ve been there over an hour – and your waitress and your food are no where to be seen. We usually love ‘new’ waitresses, have a lot of patience with them, and love the vulnerability when they admit they are learning. Tonight however, the woman had no help, was clearly struggling, and it was just poor service all around. The manager then arriving and having no clue where your food it (not going to check either mind you) and having to ask who your waitress is because it is THAT unorganized in the restaurant was the final straw. You know, sometimes when you go to a place that you never get good service in, you should just give up. Done.

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I know this one is random and all over the place, but um – this is what I wanted, created, and want to share with you!

Oh, last random, but the picture rolled off my SnapChat and it’s not in the video. We got a Stealth Core Trainer. I wanted it because I know my core is weak and is the reason my back hates me, but I didn’t know I had NO strength. So, Dylan is liking it so far – and I’m trying to muster up the nerve 🙂

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