Sometimes I really want the things that I just can't afford. Every time I walk into a specialty shop, I have to admire their gorgeous displays. Each and every time, I allow myself five minutes eyeing each beautiful gem with desire in my heart. I'm always tempted to spend the money, to pick up a little box and secretly enjoy in private my lovely little treasure.
But I sigh and smile at my self control. I've saved QueenMaker so much money, if only he knew. How many goodies could I have bought myself, hundreds and hundreds. But I have learned to walk away, satisfying my eyes and savoring them in my imagination.
I circle and circle the store, fluttering to every display case, eyeing the beautiful rings of gold, the exquisite detail and color on each setting, the way the light hits each glistening surface...
QueenMaker, "Why are you circling those pastries like that?"
"I'm admiring them. I admire the donuts, the cakes, the pies. They are like little gems in a jewelry box. Aren't they beautiful?"
"Yes, yes they are."