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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Black Friday Nonsense.

Warning: This is my opinion and I'm entitled to it =)

I love the Holidays! I mean, I LOVE them. BUT, as I drove around town tonight, I was disappointed. I get it, there are some great deals on Black Friday. But did everyone forget that IT'S STILL THURSDAY!!! It's still Thanksgiving Day!!! It's called Black Friday because the sales are supposed to happen on Friday!!  We live in a very greedy world. Today is supposed to be about being thankful for what we already have. Yes, we should be thankful every day. But especially today. It makes me sad that companies use this day of thanks to make money. I mean, they really couldn't wait until 5am? People will still shop at 5am!! It makes me sad that so many people got pulled away from their families so that millions of Americans across the country can run through stores acting like crazy people and fighting over things they don't even NEED! Waiting in lines for hours, even days, is just absurd. There is nothing I need so badly that is worth the time I would miss with the ones I love the most. Why is this country so consumed with material things? If it's not something you can/would grab when your house is on fire, than you really don't NEED it. Why can't we just have ONE DAY to be thankful for what we already have? Why can't there just be one day that people don't have to go to work, and don't have to worry about doing anything but enjoying the day with family and friends. Stores opening at 8 and 9pm on Thanksgiving Day is just nutso. Period.

That's the end of my rant. If you went shopping tonight, I'm sorry.

Just a few things I am Thankful for all the time, but especially today...
-Gods will for my life. It is far better than anything I can imagine.
-Time. It's priceless and once it's gone, you can't get it back. Spend it wisely.
-The wonderful family I have been blessed with.
-My fantastic friends and their families that love me like I'm their own.
-New relationships and new beginnings.
-New opportunities.
-My freedom of speech =)

My family isn't doing Thanksgiving until Saturday. Luckily, I have some pretty amazing people in my life so I still had a great day! I hope you all did too!!!

Happy Thanksgiving, Y'all!


Holly said...

Oh Jen, I couldn't agree more. It made me SO mad that stores were opening at 8pm...12am is bad too, but really? 8pm? We still had FAMILY over then!!! Ugh...ridiculous.

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving today!!! relationships?! Is that something fun or just new friends? :)

Jen said...

I agree! Ridiculous!

I had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I hope yours was awesome as well!

New friendships, possibly more. Nothing for certain. Just entertaining the possibilities =)