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Unknown guilty pleasure

The two words "guilty pleasure" are usually associated with food, but they don't have to be, and that's what I'm going to talk about today.  First though, I'm going to give you some examples of food and nonfood guilty pleasures so that we're on the same page.  Maybe someone is on a diet and really, really wants a piece of cheesecake, but knows that he isn't in the rules of what they're supposed to be eating.  In the case of children, maybe it's something they really, really want, but mom or dad has told them that they can only have it once in awhile, or if they finish something they were asked to do.  For some ladies, it could be an expensive pair of designer shoes.  The bottom line: it's something you really, really want, but know you shouldn't have.

I wanna take you back to the example of the expensive designer shoes.  Obviously, that's a nonfood guilty pleasure, but I know a few women who have entire closets devoted to their shoe or purse collection.  All of those women are well aware that they don't need that big of a collection, and that they probably shouldn't be spending as much money as they are on it, but they still jump at the first chance they get to get a new purse or pair of shoes.  It's one of those things that makes them happy, and that's what guilty pleasures supposed to do.

So, now that I've spent at least 10 minutes describing what a guilty pleasure is, and that it doesn't necessarily have to be a food item, you may be wondering if the I have any guilty pleasures.  Like almost any human being, whether they're willing to admit it or even know it or not, I do.  It's something that for a long time I didn't even realize was a guilty pleasure.  In fact, I told many people that I didn't enjoy these at all for a number of reasons.  Then one day recently, almost out of nowhere, it just hit me that these indeed were a guilty pleasure for me!  Prior to this revelation, had I been asked the question of what my guilty pleasure was, I probably would've told you I didn't have one, oi couldn't think of one.  If I'm asked that question now, however, my answer will be almost instantaneous: necklaces!

Right now, I have so many of them that I could probably wear a different one each day of the week, and not have worn the same one twice!  Now, of course, I do have my favorites and tend to wear those more frequently, but that doesn't mean I would have to.  You know how you hear some women say earrings, shoes, or certain types of clothing make them feel pretty?  For me, that's what necklaces do.  So, why did I deny my guilty pleasure to others for so long?  I'm not sure if it's that I denied it, or if it's that I really didn't realize it.  However, I do now, and that's all that matters, right?  Smile

Well I be adding to my guilty pleasure collection?  Without a doubt!  Will it be any time soon?  Who knows, it just depends on if I find something that I really like, and feel like spending the money on.  Whenever I end up expanding it, I'll post again here so that I can display it!  Smile

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