Thursday, May 17, 2012

"You owe it to yourself..."

A couple of of months ago Peter was looking for a new car. Well, let me clarify, "new to him" car. He drives about 50 miles a day in his commute and so he wanted a cheap little commuter car. One night he was talking to guy in our neighborhood who had just leased a new Mercedes. Peter was telling him about looking for a cheap little car, our neighbor then said to him, "Peter, you owe it to yourself to get a nice car." Peter said it's the first time he's really been tempted and was thinking, "yeah, I do owe it to myself." 

Needless to say he ended up with a used Hyundai Elantra. However, "you owe it to yourself" has now become one of our favorite little phrases. For example, driving by the gas station an ice cold Diet Dr. Pepper is saying, "Come on Brandi, you owe to yourself." OK, maybe I'm just using it as an excuse, but don't you really sometimes, "owe it to yourself?" You work hard, you sacrifice and serve others, so go ahead, "you owe it to yourself." Maybe one day it really will be that little Mercedes, but until then, I'll take an icy cold Diet Dr. Pepper. ;)

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