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Don’t Save Anything For A Special Occasion

Updated on August 22, 2011


I know this is something that we all know but the thing is that how often do we really do something about it? After all, we could get hit by a bus or we could go up three sizes so saving that shirt, pair of pants, bottle of champagne or anything else is just not a good idea. Don’t save anything for a special occasion – Don’t Get Me Started!

This dawned on me in a typical Some Like It Scott way, not in an Oprah “light bulb” moment. No one died to make me realize this, it happened in the most ordinary way. I was getting ready for work and I noticed that all of my usual shirts were at the dry cleaners. I looked toward the back of my closet and there it was; a white shirt with some tone on tone embroidery, a Prada masterpiece. At first I thought, I love this shirt, I can’t wear it for work. I need to wear it for a special occasion. And then I tried to think about the last “special occasion” I experienced that made me want to wear one of my many “special occasion” shirts. I couldn’t remember one. That’s right, there isn’t just one Prada waiting for a night on the town, there’s a couple of them and a couple Etro and Tom Ford shirts too. And so as my hand trembled I took the shirt out of the closet. Then it dawned on me, had I forgotten? Was I not wearing this shirt because it no longer fit or because I was saving it for a special occasion? I honestly couldn’t remember but as I slipped it on the question was answered. It fit perfect and it felt great, I felt great and I suddenly realized how stupid I had been all along.

Now if you buy something special for a holiday party or something I get that you’re waiting for New Year’s Eve to wear that sequined thing (that you probably shouldn’t be wearing anyway but as long as you’re enjoying yourself and feel good about yourself, go ahead, we’ll just talk about you when you leave the room as we normally do) I understand saving something for a special occasion if this is the case or if you’re getting married or something. But I’m talking about all of the stuff that stays in your closet, wine rack, etc. Stuff that you all ready have and probably have worn once or thought of drinking once but stopped yourself thinking that there had to be a special occasion to enjoy it. This is just another mental game we play with ourselves that in the end really doesn’t make any sense. Like starting a diet next Monday when it’s Tuesday, go ahead and push the chips and dips away and start the diet now. The same applies for the other stuff that you have in your home that you have decided is too special for you to have unless there’s a special occasion. Screw it, start realizing that you are worth “special” things every day. Stop waiting for what you can have today because it’s right there, you’re just denying yourself because like me, you’re a moron. So start today, start wearing and using all the stuff that you don’t think you deserve unless there’s a special occasion. You do deserve it and remember don’t save anything for a special occasion – Don’t Get Me Started!

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      somelikeitscott 6 years ago from Las Vegas

      Thanks Ladies for the comments. I'll admit that sometimes I still do this, "saving" things that I should just go ahead and use but thanks to leanne2800's comment that brought me back to this hub I wrote awhile ago, I'm going to start using more of the "special" stuff right away! Thanks!

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      leann2800 6 years ago

      I agree. We should all use our "special" stuff every day. We are special every day. Who needs an occasion to tell themselves they are worthy of that shirt or bottle of wine right now? This is an amazing hub.

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      Angela Harris 8 years ago from Around the USA

      Excellent advice!

      I saw an interview with Gladys Knight (I think) who drank out of expensive glasses all the time.

      She said every day was a special occasion, so she didn't keep them hidden away.