Nov 22, 2009
The Thanksgiving/Black Friday Connection
The irony of these two days being next to each other can border on hypocrisy. Have we lost the true meaning of Thanksgiving? Should we instead put a fire on, switch off the power, and eat by candle light? Would having a modest meal or going without a meal help us to see the gifts we have been given for the blessings that they truly are? This Thanksgiving let us thank God for what we have, and ask him for opportunities to bless others. Then we can begin on Black Friday by meeting people in line, being friendly and patient with cashiers, and even handing the last item on a shelf to someone else. Black Friday is a replacement of the appreciation for ones blessings, with the materialistic rat race of modern society. Wouldn't it be great if these two days were a continuation of each other. Mahatma Ghandi said, "Be the change you want to see in the world." What kind of world do you want?