the act or practice of indulging; gratification of desire.
the state of being indulgent.
indulgent allowance or tolerance.
a catering to someone’s mood or whim; humoring: The sick man demanded indulgence as his due.
something indulged in: Her favorite indulgence was candy.
Roman Catholic Church . a partial remission of the temporal punishment, esp. purgatorial atonement, that is still due for a sin or sins after absolution. Compare plenary indulgence.
English and Scottish History . (in the reigns of Charles II and James II) a grant by the king to Protestant dissenters and Roman Catholics freeing them from certain penalties imposed, by legislation, because of their religion.
Commerce . an extension, through favor, of time for payment or performance.
Such a delightful word. No really, it is. The Catholic Church in Medieval times used to sell these, Indulgences, as a guaranteed path into heaven. You could buy your way there with not a problem.
The practice has since gone by the wayside, but you can still purchase your way into heaven. It’s just more metaphorical than they thought back then.
For example, today i bought myself an indulgence. A sweet cream scented, sea-salt body scrub. I bought it at a friend’s new store she just opened up downtown, and decided to try it out tonight.
I can understand why people do these things for themselves. My skin feels…amazing… so soft, so smooth, heavenly.
I don’t think i would want this all the time, but as an occasional indulgence, as an occasional trip to heaven, it is totally worth it.
The product is from a company called Farmhouse Fresh Goods. They have this product called Fine Body Scrub.
I bought the Sweet Cream scent. Let me tell you, I am on every possible level of heaven right now.
In case you can’t tell, this is highly recommended.