What is this rush for buying stuff on a Friday? It all seems strange to me, in this world of plenty. That you should want to fight with someone over stuff you can buy any day of the week. After Christmas comes the sales when no one has the money to buy anything. 😦
So why rush to be broke on Black Friday?
I’m not one for giving advice, but why not plan for once to have a Christmas without gifts, surely a Christmas of give one’s time for your family and friends is far greater than being in debt.
Have a Christmas where you sit around the table to sharing a meal you’ve all lovingly shared in the buying, making and eating of together is far better than the giving of gifts, which leave you broke and in debt throughout the coming new year.
Maybe you can all sharing in the buy of gifts after Christmas, make a planned date, when the rush is over, to get together. I believe the sharing of gifts by the three wise men wasn’t about the gifts themselves, but about the three wise men being there for the family when they needed them most.
Black Friday, so I’m led to believe is about people rushing to buy stuff being sold off cheaply. Now as a writer, I wish there was a rush to buy books. Books at one time were treasured above all other gifts, because of the knowledge, enjoyment and pleasure they give between their covers.
Why not buy a book?
Give someone the pleasure that can last more than a hour, that can be dipped into at leisure, and once read and the knowledge shared with the reader, it can then be passed on for someone else to enjoy.
I remember sitting quietly in a corner of the room, listening to my family talking, laughing and sharing stories of past Christmases, while I was reading a Rupert Bear Annual.
The magic of being taken far away on an adventure while still being the same room as my family was magical to me.
That’s the Magic of Books 🙂
Have a great weekend,
Paula R. C.