Indulge occasionally

Indulge Occasionally

Some days we just need to let go a little, don’t we? To let our hair down. To loosen up the tie. To have a little fun. To do something a tad-bit crazy.

When was the last time you did just that?

Let me ask you another question:  What’s your go-to indulgence?

Chocolate? Wine? Bacon?

When was the last time you indulged in it?

You know what they say…

“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” (Or Jill a dull girl.)

Now, take for example, if I ate bacon every day (I used to when I was a teenager…seriously!), my heart probably wouldn’t be so happy. And now this week, with the report that came out saying processed meats can cause cancer, I should not be eating bacon every day (thank goodness I don’t).

But every once in a while is okay. Same goes for french fries, or cheesecake, or whatever your indulgence is.

Every once in a while is okay.

So, as you and I journey down the path before us, when life gets serious, and the clouds loom overhead, and we haven’t taken a break in awhile, may we remember to lighten up a little and appreciate again those things in life we enjoy.

Indulge occasionally

May we remember to indulge occasionally. And to not feel guilty about it (that’s where I struggle), but to savor it.

We certainly don’t want to be dull boys or girls, do we??

(My husband is making apple crisp as I write this. I’m heading to the kitchen to indulge in some right this very moment.)

Blessings!

Julie

 
It’s Day 30 of 31 Days #EmbracingTheJourney. Now, I need to clarify something… I’m not referring to indulging in something that’s morally wrong. That’s not something I would choose to write about here. I think you know where I’m coming from in my words, right? This post is also a part of Five Minute Friday. Free-writing for five minutes on a one-word prompt. This week’s prompt is BACON. All Five Minute Friday writings can be found at Kate Motaung’s place.
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10 thoughts on “Indulge Occasionally”

  1. Yes we need to indulge occasionally. For me, it’s chocolate, a good wine, etc. And that apple crisp YUM! Enjoy! I’m parked in the #2 spot this week.

    1. Hey friend! It was good seeing you last night at #fmfparty. Love to read your indulgences! The apple crisp was wonderful… as always. He’s so good at that. I’ll be having some leftovers today. You’re a blessing, dear one. Have a great day!

  2. For me, it’s expensive cigars…cigars reduce both pain and nausea, and were suggested by my doctor. When I asked about the long-term effects, he said “You don’t HAVE a long term.”

    So I smoke the cheap ones every day, but the expensive ones, I save for when my wife rents a really good movie from the library (may I suggest “Cast A Giant Shadow”?).

    1. I understand expensive cigars are quite the treat, and you just confirmed that. I’ve never tried one, so I’ll take your word for it, Andrew. 🙂 Enjoy those all you can. Thanks for the suggestion! Keep going, my friend.

  3. Hello there. Dropping in from FMF…Love the permission to indulge occasionally… I particularly love a tasty dark chocolate…although the apple crisp your husband is making sounds so divine….

    1. Hello! Oooh, I enjoy dark chocolate too. That’s a good one. The apple crisp was almost heavenly. He knows how to make a mean one, for sure. Thanks for stopping over. I’ll visit you soon as well!

  4. Oh I love how you made this work, my friend! Great job! And I am with you… I very rarely indulge in bacon… sweets is more my downfall. But either way – I don’t do well long term when I cut something out completely… allowing yourself to indulge every once in awhile is good and actually works better for me, too! (Speaking of Apple Crisp… I have some in the frig that I forgot about… hmmm… unless someone else ‘indulged’ in it before me!) 😉

    1. Sweets is mine too, yet some days I crave Doritos. (What’s up with that??) I get tired of fighting the cravings and just have to give in some days. I know that’s probably not the best thing to do, but for me, it works too. Can’t wait to read your post too. Will stop over soon! Bless you!

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