Every week when I go to the grocery store I buy myself a bouquet of flowers -- whatever is in season. These are some Oriental Lilies I got a couple weeks ago. Bonus this time -- they made the dining room smell all sweet and spicy and exotic.
I think we all deserve to have one beautiful thing in our lives at all times. For me it's flowers. You could say it's a waste of money, or that it's pointless, but it refeshes my soul, so it's worth it. Who cares if it means Mac & Cheese for dinner once a week? The kids certainly don't mind!
I also believe everyone should get at least one opportunity to walk into a room and get a standing ovation. But that's another theory for another time.