On Black Friday


When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion.

American author and educator, Dale Carnegie, was born on this day in 1888 (died 1955).


Speaking of emotion…

There is absolutely nothing I want, nor anything I wish to give, that would make me face the shopping crowds on

Historic Occasions Zazzle Shop

Black Friday.

Don’t get me wrong, if that’s your thing, enjoy.

It’s just not mine.

I love Christmas.

But, like Charlie Brown I get weary of the commercialization. I get weary of the busy schedules. I get weary of trying to figure out what to buy and then more weary in trying to figure out how to pay for it.

Before long, I’ll be looking to Linus to remind me what Christmas is all about.

I realize it will never happen, but I’d not be opposed to stopping the whole gift giving thing.

But, face it, that’s not a hill of receipts I’m willing to die on.

It is safe now to put up the tree and the lights and whatever else you choose.

And, as long as you’re overspending, I have a wish list on Amazon. I’m just trying to let you be blessed in the giving.

In all the hustle and rush of the season, don’t forget to stop and remember what it really is all about.

There was one perfect gift. And that’s why we celebrate.

In other news American pianist and composer, Scott Joplin, was born on this day in 1867 (died 1917).


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