I hope you had a blessed Thanksgiving,
that you filled your hearts, your senses with love, with joy, with remembrances of times that filled you as much as that meal you ate!
I pray that our troops all over the place had the time to enjoy something good to eat, had the opportunity to hear the voices of those they love and maybe even were able to take advantage of modern technology and Skype of see loved ones from a distance while defending our country and then were able to sit down their helmets and weapons to enjoy some football and just enjoy themselves for a while as so many did yesterday with a fully belly and a heart of gratitude.
I wanted more stick matches as I soon lost count over and again of the blessings I was counting, and then I thought sidewalk chalk would be better as I visualized the many colors and the /////////// I could make all over the place as I smiled, cried and counted more and more with colors until eating myself silly!
Oh it was a day of thanks and a day of great smells here as the little 4 leggeds hovered in the kitchen and gave their own blessings each time something fell or just looked to darn cute to ignore.
And then it occurred to me, between exciting moments of football that just took me from my turkey induced inability to move as I was glued to the excitement…
How in the world can people entertain the idea of leaving the comfort of their homes and have the energy to shop on a day such as Thanksgiving?
They must have eaten a T.V. dinner or better yet an apple, but surely they could not have eaten what most of us do and still have the want of leaving home nor the desire.
Yet they did and they stood in lines and they are now out there, running and flying around like monkeys without a chain searching for that great deal!
and yet on social media and the news all we hear is about the “fiscal cliff”, those who are blaming the President for our problems, those who would rather quit jobs than take pay cuts and the fat cats at the top of major companies who surely do not shop on a Black Friday as we all know.
But yet, as the negative and the whiners continue to say what we do not have and how very bad things are; today they are out there spending money like nobody’s business, and that is enough to just boggle the mind in my way of thinking.
It’s a great day to buy a T.V. yet it was a great day last week I suppose as they sure aren’t as expensive as they used to be.
The computers bought today on Black Friday will be out of date come first of the year, and then the sales will be deeply discounted on Christmas eve, yet the ones who say they have no money will then have less I guess.
I do believe it is the excitement of it all, the “living on the edge” for some or the ability to find a bumper sticker that you can then put on your car that says,
“I survived Black Friday”.
Yet this morning I have seen folks asking others to “boycott Walmart” for Black Friday?
Somehow that just doesn’t make sense; when millions shop there, where it employees folks from 16-89 there and where today folks are filling the isles with savings in their eyes.
Is it me?
I remember hearing where Best Buy went bankrupt, yet they are also having Black Friday sales? I would not shop in a Best Buy Company if the store was empty and a 50″ T.V. was being sold for 2.99. As I have told everyone for many years we are consumers, and we do business based on how we are treated. Well, I was treated poorly here by Best Buy and make it a point to share that with anyone who will listen after purchasing a T.V. there based on being given certain information. Once it was delivered, it was discovered it was the “wrong T.V.”, so upon returning it, I was then charged a $800.00 restock fee, although I had informed them of exactly what had transpired.
Yes, $800.00 re stock fees.
That did it for me.
Needless to say, that was the very last day I have ever set foot in a Best Buy and have indeed shared with all after a series of attempts to resolve and make right their stupidity and lack of customer service at their corporate offices from here.
The moral of the story?
YOU are the consumer, and you decide where and with whom you do business.
Yet today? Well seems the gloves are off as folks have stood in lines, now will grapple and run and grab for whatever it is they are looking for in order to find the best sale, the best deal.
I wish them all the best.
Yet I still find it amazing that so many of those who are out there are the very same ones who gripe and complain about things being so bad, the economy being so bleak and money being hard to come by.
Retailers are holding their breath and counting the til, and for them I wish a prosperous holiday season and may they remember to treat their employees gently and well.
As for those who are working?
Take a breath, remember customer service and remember YOU are working, and that is a very good thing.
I do believe good times are coming as we are seeing jobs and the housing markets start to turn around.
It’s official, the turkey and the dishes are done,
the HOLIDAYS ARE HERE
load up on Vitamin C friends, load up on some B-12 and take best care of you.
Enjoy those turkey sandwiches and remember to extend a kindness to someone along the way.
to each and everyone out there today.
Stay safe and keep your doors locked being mindful of your surroundings.
Not everyone is as lovely as you are and it is helpful to remember that.
Walk in Beauty
- FWD: Thanksgiving Comics! (stuffmymomforwards.com)
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- My 54th Thanksgiving (amaninthemiddle.wordpress.com)
- Gratitude and Thanksgiving Eve (drses.wordpress.com)
- Thanksgiving Gripe (lizbethwrightbooks.wordpress.com)
- Is it really about Thanksgiving? or “Why I’m boycotting ‘Black Friday’…” (3rdculturechildren.com)
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