We all know that tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day. (Yayy! Turkey leftovers for the rest of this week!)
What is Thanksgiving Day about? You might be thinking, “Well, that’s pretty self-explanatory.” Sure, it is.
But think again. Are you really thankful? Thankful for all the things you have? Or are you already thinking about your strategy for Black Friday? Thinking about going out before 6pm to buy that “amazing, new” electronic device from Wal-Mart?
Seriously. We need to pull ourselves together. I don’t believe it when a lot of people I know say, “Oh, that’s so stupid. Who would even go there to buy that?” Like I’m going to believe that. Well, get ready for the news tomorrow or Friday, people. I’m telling you, there’s gonna be a lot of crazy stuff going on.
Have I ever gone Black Friday shopping? Yes. And whenever I do go, I go around 9 or 10 just to walk around the mall to see those people who are so done with shopping. It’s funny, actually. I don’t end up buying anything huge. I did buy one or two shirts last year, but that was just about it. Black Friday, for me, isn’t really what it’s cracked up to be. I’ve seen lower prices.) If you don’t mind big crowds, shop right before Christmas. That’s when everything goes on sale. Not to mention the fun you will have on after Christmas sales. Now that’s when prices drop.)
Businesses commercialize Black Friday too much. They make us believe that we’re paying a really good price for something, which is true in some cases, but is it really what it’s cracked up to be? Do we really want to trade the time we can spend with friends and family for something that won’t even matter a year from now? What’s a few saved dollars if we can create priceless memories with the people we love?
I’m not condemning everyone who likes Black Friday shopping. But what I’m saying is we need to put our attention on being thankful. And not about stuff, stuff, stuff.
Now go forth and stuff yourselves with food (e.g. turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, pumpkin pie, you name it.) Peace to all of you.
Oh, and don’t max out your credit cards on Friday.