April 26th is Pretzel Day. Personally, I am a fan of the big soft, chewy, toasty, salty goodness that is only a jumbo pretzel. I’m not a fan of the little crunchy ones…too much salt, too dry and weird. It is a good thing that we have variety, but too much variety can tempt us. Just because we can do something, or we can have something, doesn’t mean we should.
Being an adult means learning when to resist temptation. It isn’t easy with all the choices that one has. I can attest to my own weaknesses, especially when I walk into a Whole Foods Market! Perhaps that is why we indulge when we get older. Our children are grown and we can indulge our temptations. As long as what you covet doesn’t hurt yourself, your family or others, I say… go for it! A little indulgence never hurt anyone, just be cautious of the line between indulgence and excess.
Connie Hanner is a PhD student in non-profit organizational leadership and a veteran of both non-profit and for-profit organizations. Visit her leadership website at http://www.conniehanner.com. Find her on Face Book, Linked In and follow her on Twitter.