Thanksgiving! Was it over before it began?
Wow! Thanksgiving has come and gone. This is my favorite holiday because it’s all about the 3 F’s. Family, Friends and Food. I love it. I have been cooking dinner for this holiday for over 25 years. I usually have anywhere from 25 to 40 people and I make enough so that everyone can eat, take food home and still have enough for my family to have leftovers.
This year something new happened. The stores opened at midnight, Some as early as 10pm. Is this the new trend? Will it be Black Thursday evening? Hold on! When I was growing up I remember the day after Thanksgiving started the first day of the holiday season. This year the mall even had its Christmas tree up by mid November and I hadn’t even started shopping for my food yet.
People now had to leave their families earlier to go to work or to get ready to shop. What time will they open next year? After all, sales were up!
I, for one do not want to see this trend continue. Family is the heart and soul of our culture. Shopping is not. When the last person left my house, we all felt good, we had renewed relationships and left refreshed. I look forward to Thanksgiving next year but I hope that we remember what the holiday is really about. The 3 F’s.
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Naomi Jones – Life Coach RN