How I wish I heeded this advice! "Black Friday....." the day when people forget about the simple pleasures of food, family, warmth, and gratitude and rush out to beat others to that one or several sale items! While I wish I could say I resisted the tremendous pull to the stores, I didn't and found myself awake and out of the house by 6:30am. And, yes, I wasn't the only one! I landed at Walmart at around 7:30am and have never seen the parking lot as full as it was today! The good news is that it did require me to burn off a few extra calories from yesterday.... in having to park at a distance. The register lines were full and people seemed content to stand in line with "all the money they 'saved,' while texting or reading messages on their cell phones.
Alas, I didn't find that one item that I had rushed out to get and was once, again, reminded that we can be so easily manipulated!
I've been spending a lot of time thinking about creating my future vs. "reacting" to it.... moving toward something vs. running away from something. Whenever I can align my time and energy with what I'd like to move towards, I find I am most happy or content. I think I'll spend the rest of the day doing just that...... writing, reflecting, exercising, and being grateful for "that which I already own."
Wishing you many blessings this Thanksgiving and always!