Take Time to Give Thanks!

Each year around this time all we hear is about "Black Friday" this and "I want that for Christmas." Well, I went to check my yahoo mail and found an article about 'Black Friday' promotions for Wal-Mart. I don't know why they are calling it 'Black Friday' when most are having it on Thursday evening.

This move, (the Thursday evening bit) really bothers me. I feel Thanksgiving is a time to be with family. I feel that we should 'Give Thanks' and take time to be 'thankful' for all the things we do have instead of worrying about the things we may want. What has happened to the thought of family and spending good quality time with one another? I think that is a major part of what is wrong with society.

Most are so busy with their electronic devices that no one pays attention to what is really going on around them and within their home. I was reading some of the comments that people are have made on the Wal-Mart article and I applaud most of them! They say to "buy American." "Stay home with your family" and "have a family breakfast." Some also stated, because of opening so early in the evening, some do not even get to be with their families on Thanksgiving because they have work for the 'Black Friday' preparation. How sad that we have put 'things' as our priority in life, rather than 'family.'

I just know that as I get older, I realize what is important to me, in my life, and it is not"things!" I wish more people would take the time to be with family this season and be appreciative for what we/they do have. Be thankful that you do have your loved ones to spend this time with.

I am going to get back to my studying. I have to create a portfolio in art, write a critique essay for English, work on my spreadsheets, and also my Integrated documents. I am starting to feel a bit overwhelmed...but I am taking it one day at a time and putting one foot in front of the other. That is all I can do. I hope you have a wonderful day! Cheers, ~Tonya

FYI- the picture listed was found here and I thought it was a really neat picture. A little to do with art and it said the 'sentiment' that I wanted to say. I clicked on it and what did I find? A blog that says "Try Handmade" at the top! How appropriate!!


Patty Sumner said...

I completely agree! Thanks for sharing abd blessings!

Tracy said...

I totally agree.
Here in Canada, we don't have the same sale hype as you do for Thanksgiving.
The stores are all closed here. And guess what..we survive, lol.
But sadly there is a demand for the stores to be open...or they wouldn't be open.

fiddlestixstudios said...

I agree,totally Tonya!Life is just going by too fast,and things are becoming so materialistic!I really enjoyed visiting your blog~I miss seeing your creations!
Hugs :-),

Anonymous said...

Hey darling.. I love this article! I totally agree with you! I was talking to Mom about that on Thanksgiving. I thought how horribly sad that people that work at these stores can't relax and enjoy themselves and appreciate their families...No they have to go to work because of greed really, that is all it boils down to. The stores are greedy. I love the stores that are closed on Thanksgiving still, those are the stores that I will shop at, that or indie stores...Shame on big business! Seriously, so sad. There is not a deal out there that I want to go stand in line in the cold with a bunch of morons for...Sorry, just sayin' :) HA!

Thank you for stopping by my blog :) We need to catch up!! But, then again, I will see you pretty soon after all... Time flies babe! XO Mo