Friday, November 25, 2011

Has the World Gone Mad?

Shopping is causing folks to:
  • Pepper spray each other
  • Creating mayhem in malls
  • Shoot gunshots in the air

All of the above occurred throughout the country on what is known as Black Friday. And yet we are in the midst of a recession.

They are no excuses - if you don't need it and it's on sale is it a bargain?
How about giving the gift of time instead of stuff?
Why not become creative and make a gift or write a heartfelt letter?
How about helping those less fortunate than you?
Why not cook a meal (as simple or elaborate as you please) and invite someone over?

If you have a roof over your head, food on the table, clothes on your body and shoes on your feet you have a lot and quite possibly more than you need.

Let's shift our thinking this holiday season - let's become more mindful of the blessings we already possess and let's incorporate the "least of those" in our holiday celebrations; and if you must shop please don't pepper spray anyone to get preferred access.

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Matt. 6:33

Are you a Black Friday Shopper? Are Black Friday bargains worth it? What's the best bargain you've found? If you don't shop what do you do instead?


  1. I don't understand it. Material items are too important to too many people.

  2. You're speaking my language! I just bought 15 ducks for Christmas and didn't go into one store, didn't stand in one line. If you want to know why I bought ducks, you can read it here. .
    Type in the search bar. . .All I Want For Christmas Is. . .
    No black Fridays here!
    I think a goat will be next :)

  3. My goodness...gunshots and pepper spray?

    Shopping for things people don't need with money they don't have needs to stop.

  4. I am not a Black Friday participant. I prefer to use my day off relaxing at home. The stores and deals will be around for weeks to come.

  5. No, I don't participate. I took my MIL once because she wanted to go and though that was over a decade ago, I still have nightmares about the experience.

    I usually just chill and enjoy the peace and quiet of home. This year I started and finished a book. Great day, all around.


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