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Because I'm Worth It.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

You may remember that as being the tag line to Loreal hair dye back at some point in the 70s. It cost more than the other hair dye, but that's ok, according to the spokesmodel, "Because I'm worth it."

I'm thinking about that as I am eating my beautiful, but ridiculously expensive dinner of French asparagus wrapped in Jamon Iberico ham, imported to my West African home from Spain.



Pretty, huh?

I'm lucky. I only have to cook for myself, and I have enough disposable income that I can buy insanely expensive out of season produce and imported ham once in a while. If I want to make a meal of asparagus, I can. And really, although I had sticker shock when I took it up the register, I wouldn't think twice about paying that amount of money for a steak, so why shouldn't I pay it for something that gives me as much pleasure and is better for me?

I am not advocating wholesale gluttony, or spending outside of your means, but I do think that most of us need to tell ourselves we are worth it more often, not just about food, but in general. I am worth that half an hour of me-time where I turn the phone on silent and read a book. I am worth the new pair of yoga pants that make me feel athletic and powerful. I am worth the time it takes to cut up all those veggies every week.

What are you worth?
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BABY_GIRL69 5/16/2013 4:21PM

    I think you absolutely right about some times splurging on yourself but "within your own means." I want to go to the Capitol Grille this summer but it is awefully expensive and definitely a treat. So I am going to save all my extras for that one. Diary Queen is my splurge for now...

God bless,

Dee

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HHB4181 5/16/2013 10:35AM

    Great blog! I have trouble with this.....

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SMILINGTREE 5/16/2013 10:00AM

    I had to tell myself this the last time I went grocery shopping. I ended up spending more in one trip than ever before, but got some really good stuff.

And, yes, it's VERY pretty :)

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PHEBESS 5/16/2013 3:49AM

    Yup - on St Thomas, I'd occasionally spend $7 for a small box of strawberries, because I love them and they're so good for us. A splurge, but totally worth it - because we're worth it!

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STRONG_SARAH 5/16/2013 1:30AM

    Yes, you are worth it! How's your knee doing?

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FLAMENM 5/15/2013 9:36PM

    Because we are all worth it!

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MUFFIY831 5/15/2013 6:41PM

    Yes!!! My parents and I have had this discussion. They think the $10 'steak' at TGI Fridays is overpriced, while I will fork over three times that (or more) for a high quality vegan meal. (But I totally cheap out on things that don't matter to me to make up for it!)

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SARI_GIRL 5/15/2013 6:28PM

    Great post! Thanks for the dose of encouragement!!!

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PRETTYPITHY 5/15/2013 5:11PM

    You are totally worth it!

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