Sometimes I still feel completely horrible – maybe something bad has happened to someone I love, maybe I have the cold or flu, maybe someone has hurt my feelings, or maybe it’s just Monday. But there comes a time when I wonder if things are going to get worse before they get better.
Typically I can get over it in time but sometimes I have to buy myself a present. It could be as small as a pack of gum. But purchasing something just for me offers a certain soothing that I cannot derive from anything else.
It’s a dangerous habit – best kept in moderation – but it certainly has a lasting effect.