One of my life’s pleasures is my subscription to Entertainment Weekly magazine.
It all started because I had bought something at a store—I think it was Best Buy—and I was offered a few month free subscription. Free? Entertainment Weekly? Heck! Why not?!?!
What I didn’t know—and I know they didn’t tell me—was that I had to call and cancel or they would keep charging me every quarter (and it wasn’t all that cheap either).
My husband thought I should cancel….
But then I thought about it. I loved my magazine. I love it a lot.
As a matter of fact, I read pretty much every single issue from cover to cover.
I thought about the foolish pleasures: cigarettes, alcohol, fast food, gambling, drugs, lots of clothes they don’t really need, shoes, hats, and so much more.
And mine? While it might be “foolish” to keep reading a magazine that was nothing about movies and TV shows and CDs and books…. While it wasn’t important…. Why my subscription gave me a lot of pleasure. It was all about the things I love so much in my life. It let me know what movies to look forward to, what show I should try, books I might enjoy, and more. And it didn’t cause lung cancer, turn me into an alcoholic, make me fat or full or cholesterol, I didn’t lose any money (except for the cost of the subscription), get me addicted to anything unsafe….
Heck! I was keep my subscription!
And there have been so many wonderful issues of Entertainment Weekly! Issues about my favorite musical stars—Lady Gaga, Adele, Katy Perry and so many more…. Issues about television shows I dearly love, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Sherlock…and what to watch for. Movies I can’t wait to see—Star Trek, the Marvel movies, The Terminator, Jurassic Park, of course the new Star Wars movie (in just a few days!) and all the ones I haven’t seen yet, and can’t wait to see!
And that isn’t even counting their quarterly double-sized preview issues or Oscar isssue or their year end Year’s Best/Worst issue! I love this magazine!
It’s a very healthy vice.
And it’s the focus of all that I love.
So I will keep my subscription to Entertainment Weekly.
Because this year I have spent a lot of time learning to appreciate the good in life.
And really, the cost for some much pleasure is negligible.
What could be better than that?
Learning learning learning…to be grateful for the things that I love.