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.
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.)
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.