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Some things I love

on March 3, 2015

In an attempt to focus on what’s good here are some things I’m loving these days:


  1. Fresh Hesperides perfume — This light grapefruity fragrance has been a staple for years and I finally splurged and got a big bottle of it. To me it smells like springtime.
  2. Rotisserie chicken from Costco — Costco now sells rotisserie chicken meat that’s deboned and packaged in 2 pound packs. Last night it became a chicken/apple/pecan salad. Tonight it will be chicken soup with asparagus. It really doesn’t get easier (or much cheaper) than this for healthy dinners.
  3. Meditation — yep, I’m still on the meditation bandwagon. I don’t always like the process of meditating, but I love what it’s doing for my mind and my mood. Today I was listening to a great book, “Bringing Home the Dharma” by Jack Kornfield. In it he describes beginning at meditation as much like training a puppy. When you take a puppy and place it somewhere and say, “stay” you expect that it’s going to wander away. So with kindness you return the puppy to the spot and repeat, “stay.” We can treat our minds in much the same way. When they wander off in meditation, we can kindly bring them back to focus on the object of meditation.
  4. Kate Spade charm bracelet — I have a Tiffany charm bracelet and I love it, but with charms starting at $100 each, it’s going to remain a beautiful link bracelet. But Kate Spade has a charm bracelet ($38) and charms that start at $18 each. That is much more doable. And I love the whimsical take on life that infuses Kate Spade products. If they make a silver version of the bracelet and charms — well, then I’ll have two new bracelets to love.
  5. Yoga teacher training — this is a love/hate kind of thing. I’m loving the people in the training, and the process of learning. It’s also great having a regular yoga practice again. The hate part is that it’s tough to clearly see where I fall short of what I want to be and it’s uncomfortable going outside of my comfort zone, by definition. But I’m committed to seeing it through and excited about where it could lead.

2 responses to “Some things I love

  1. Carol Williams says:

    Dear Leslie,

    This is like a gratitude post. Good luck with your yoga class. I’m very proud of you and am delighted you splurged on a scent that makes you happy. Love, Aunt Carol

  2. 1happygrrl says:

    What a fun post! It sounds like you’re also loving your Positive State hoodie, because you’re definitely in a positive state of mind! 😀

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