Small Pleasures

I love marmalade!

I hardly ever have it because no one in my house likes it so I don’t buy it. In fact, I don’t think I have ever actually bought a jar of marmalade in my whole adult life.

When I go to a restaurant and the have those little jars, waves of joy wash over me, I am so excited to have it!

Suddenly I ask myself a question. Just because no one else in the house likes marmalade does that mean I can’t have it? I can afford it. I can shop for it. No one says I can’t have it, so why don’t I buy it?

I don’t buy it because I rationalize that it is not worth it if it is ‘just for me.’ Hmmm. What does that say to my psyche? If I’m not valuable enough to buy a jar of marmalade …wait, I am!!!

Do you have anything like that? Something you don’t do, don’t cook, don’t eat, don’t buy, don’t have,  or don’t get because no one in your family likes it or wants it. It’s not so much about the item itself, it’s about your mindset. It’s about doing little things that continually remind yourself that you are worthy and deserving.

It’s time to get your own small pleasures,take a stand, make a point, buy your ‘marmalade!’

Now, I have to go to the store, I think I may even buy a sweet potato!!

Steph  🙂

Stephanie Staples is the author of When Enlightening Strikes – Creating a Mindset for Uncommon Success and an internationally acclaimed motivational speaker. She empowers audiences & clients across North America to bring their ‘A’ game to work and to life. Stephanie has a special interest in working with and empowering nurses and healthcare providers. She happily calls Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada home.  You can get loads of complimentary resources to help with issues such as work/life balance, wellness, stress management and happiness in general, as well as find out more information about her coaching and speaking services at


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