Saturday DO

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DO: indulge a guilty pleasure.

give in to something sweet

…or salty

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coddle yourself with breakfast in bed

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enjoy a nerdy movie

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lose yourself in a romance novel

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laugh at bad reality TV

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belt the words to a cheesy pop song

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rock a knock-off

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laugh at a completely inappropriate joke

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waste time Facebook stalking (gotta make full of use of modern technology, right?)

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revert to child-like games

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treat yourself to yet another pair of shoes

I once asked my father if he was going to give up something for lent. He responded innocently through a thick Italian accent (in the way only he can do), “there are already so many denials in life – why should I choose to give up yet another thing?” I laughed. This is a man who wants nothing but to enjoy decadent meals followed by desert, to disappear for hours on a long walk, or to be a kid and play with his toy trains. Often what life requires – a trim waist, hard work, maturity – denies him of these simple things. Obligations can become laborious and exhausting. If you never let go to do what YOU want, you’ll go crazy. It’s good for the soul to lose the control and indulge once in a while. They say life is short, and at the end of it all, you want to be able to look back and know that not only did you work hard, but that you also enjoyed everything it had to offer.

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leelee -June 11, 2011, 10:25AM

what a beautiful post. bravo, free people.

jes -June 11, 2011, 11:19AM

hey guys! thought you might like these necklaces;
http://machetedesigns.com/category/collections/chandelier-collection

we sell a few of their pieces at my work and i found these on their websites and absolutely adore them… the “jackal” in particular. thought some people who follow this blog might as well

Taylor -June 11, 2011, 12:25PM
Reina -June 11, 2011, 4:08PM

cheers to that.

i indulge myself everyday :D
And i really like the story about your dad, i agree, why give up one of life’s enjoyable things?

laura -June 11, 2011, 10:52PM

I like the shoe idea!

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chelsea -June 12, 2011, 12:18AM

oh how nice, I read pride and prejudice today :)

evelyn -June 12, 2011, 2:07AM

i looove the fp lifestyle!!! i dream with becoming a videographer and work with you guys! i would like to know what do i need to study or do to be a videographer?

Katie -June 12, 2011, 6:36PM

Love that postcard from Griffin and Sabine by Nick Bantock! Not so sure about the Jersey Shore, though :)

Tamberine -June 13, 2011, 9:24AM

That’s wonderful advice if you ask me! People often forget..

Fp naomi -June 13, 2011, 2:48PM

thanks for all of the music suggestions guys!I will definitely check them out!

Drew -June 14, 2011, 6:12PM

I’ve definitely got the Facebook stalking down! And I’m in love with the cut tie dye rolling stones tee the girl is wearing in that picture…who knows where I can get a look a like?!

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