Now stay calm! Before you brand me with a scarlet letter and start mourning the fate of my immortal soul, understand . . .
I'm referring to the expanded definition of monogamy:
5 [muh-nog-uh-mee] noun - The state or quality of being loyal; faithful adherence.
This definition, and this one alone, can be stifling when coupled with a narrow mind or a blind eye. When dealing with the little things in life, variety is key! Change things up, be a swinger!
Take my cell phone for example. I had used a Motorola
Razor for years! When one would fall apart I'd buy another. The color might change, but that was as far as it went. I knew what I liked and was fiercely loyal, so why look around, right?
Now I say again, this is only acceptable when dealing with the little things.
On the BIG things, I'm as chaste as they come!
I am faithful to my God - unshakably.
I am monogamous in my marriage, in every definition of the word - unwaveringly.
I love my family - unconditionally.
I am loyal to my country - proudly.
It comes down to this: Open your eyes. Exercise your mind. Understand the BIG things in life and take a stand. Know why you believe what you believe. Is it habit or conviction? Faith and loyalty are precious commodities. Make sure you give them where merited.
As for the little things? Go ahead - have a fling.