|Tangerine tree my friend Snooker gave me many moons ago|
Things I love about Black Friday:
•There are lots of bargains for those looking for them!
•People are shopping -- stimulation of the economy is definitely a good thing.
Things I love less about Black Friday:
•Lots of money going to the big boxes, meaning less money going to our Maui-based businesses.
Am I shopping on Black Friday? Not this year ...
There would be only one reason for me to shop on any Black Friday:
If I or someone I love wanted something very very very badly, and it was on sale on Black Friday only.
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Having things, and having to have them -- that was another decade for me. This decade, and others (hopefully) to come, is all about simplifying, not needing to have so many things, taking good care of the things I have, and donating things no longer used to those who need them.
As I write this in my back yard, I see the elegant sprays of mock orange flowers bordering my yard and the clusters of tangerines adorning the tree Snooker gave me. And the birds are chatting in the trees.
|Mock orange bordering my yard|
I don't really need many material things on this particular Black Friday, so no, I won't be shopping today.