We have a lot to thank Parks and Recreation for, but one of the greatest gifts that the show gave fans is Treat Yo Self Day. In 2011, Tom Haverford (Aziz Ansari) and Donna Meagle (Retta) introduced us all to this most blessed of days: one day a year that’s all about you. There are no rules on Treat Yo Self Day except for giving into your heart’s desires (within reason… don’t show up Lloyd Dobler-style outside of Jennifer Lawrence’s window), so go ahead and buy those shoes and put them in that all-new tastefully appointed Mercedes. You deserve it.
While the idea of treating yourself every day just isn’t sustainable, that doesn’t mean that you have to give up that kind of mentality. Let these Parks and Recreation characters show you how to live your best life and adopt “treat yo self” as your new mantra.