Black Friday. I’m going to come right out there and say I don’t do Black Friday. Actually, this day when there is a frenzy to be the ultimate consumer and spend, spend, spend on supposed bargains bothers the heck out of me.
I do not shop on this day — I stay as far away as I can from the maddening crowd. I think it brings out the worst in us humans – greed, rudeness, gluttony, overindulgence, call it whatever, and the fact that stores opened on Thanksgiving to accommodate this craziness and fill their own coffers with more money makes it even more offensive to me.
So, no, I am not thankful for Black Friday itself, but that verse that fuels my life, that one that says be thankful in all circumstances prompts me to express gratitude on this day. Yes today, Black Friday, a day that leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Why? Because the consumerism of Black Friday reminds me that I already have what I need in this life and so do the ones I might Christmas shop for. It’s called life. And we here in America have it abundantly.
Please take a moment to be grateful for your life, no matter how difficult your circumstances may be, and watch the video below. I think it puts it all into perspective.
“No matter how good or bad you think your life is. Wake up each day and be thankful for life. Someone somewhere else is fighting to survive.” ~ Unknown