Monday, March 14, 2011

Indulge Yourself....In THIS life....

I decided I was going to thoroughly enjoy the last piece of mango bar cake at home tonight. I was not going to let myself feel like I should not have been eating it. The latter thought came after a thought provoking sentence I'd read today.

It all started last night though....well Saturday night I suppose. We had friends over for dinner. For dessert we enjoyed a mango bar cake I'd bought from Longo's. It was light and tasted like fresh mango and was just perfect for our Italian themed dinner.

Then last night a rather large piece of my tooth broke while I was eating some chewy bread. This morning my dentist had a cancellation and was able to squeeze me into a 1 hour appointment. He had to put in 2 pins and told me his records showed they'd been watching this tooth since 1998. It looked like it might have had a hairline fracture. I guess I'd been working on it for 13 years and now it had finally broken.

So this is where the thought provoking came in. While waiting to see the dentist I read in a magazine following a wonderful recipe "A life where you deprive yourself of pleasure seems a poor deal to me". I sat there and thought about that. How true. How very very true....and all kinds of realization came to me. One of which was if we continually deprive ourselves then in what life will we get the opportunity to indulge?..... Interesting thought isn't it?

So. Tonight I remembered the last piece of mango bar cake... :o) .... and I thoroughly indulged and loved it!! Let yourself indulge now and again... Judi xoxo

11 comments:

Julie said...

Oh, what an odeal for your tooth to break! I guess it lasted quite a long time...13 years!!! Good job! The mago cake sounds so good!!! Unfortunately I let myself indulge constantly...daily. But it is fun!!! xoxo- Julie

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Good for you!

Neabear said...

I love that quote! A good one to remember. And Mango Bar Cake??? Boy that sounds yummy! I would have indulged too if I was you.

Hope your tooth is okay.

~Linnea

pchickki said...

I think I do that more than I should.
BUT it sure is good !

Libby said...

Very nice post! I have to agree with the others, mango bar cake sounds wonderful and I am guilty of indulging too much! You reminded me of something I read once about all the women on the ship Titanic that passed up dessert that last night!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning deaest Judi! THANK YOU FOR THIS SWEET REMINDER and for coming to visit me. Yes, our hearts are heavy for what has happened, and all the most reason we must take each moment and enjoy. I came home from work yesterday, stood in my sunlit family room and just thanked GOD for all that I have at this MOMENT and tried to embrace every single quiet second. Life IS so precious....have a wonderful day and that MANGO CAKE SOUNDS GREAT!!! Anita

Marilyn said...

Thanks Judi. I needed to see this. I hardly ever indulge. I can't indulge food because of my ibd but there are other things I deny myself. I too have broken teeth--2--but because of some medications I have not been able to have dental work done on them yet. Thanks for this outlook on life.

Theresa said...

I did just that recently! I indulged myself with two of my favorite treats! Like you said, if not now... when? Have a blessed day, hope your tooth doesn't hurt! HUGS!

dana said...

Wow...you were a lucky gal to have that tooth last that long....you DESERVE to indulge, just to celebrate that dental accomplishment! ;) Seriously, this was a great post...we do so often deny ourselves rather than enjoy the gifts around us.

Have a great week...and thanks for the life reminder! Good luck with your took. dana

Shelia said...

Oh, poor Judi! I'm sorry this happened with your tooth! Hope it wasn't painful!
Well, I do love that quote and agree with it - life is short so let's eat cake! :)
Thanks for popping in to see me. Just got back for visiting our little grand daughter! She's one year old today! ;)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Nancy McCarroll - Arts, Crafts and Favorites said...

Ouch! Glad it was a fairly quick fix on the tooth and that you enjoyed the cake. It sounded yummy! Thanks for stopping by my blog...