With all the news stories talking about the shopping mall madness and mayhem (that actually now begins on Thanksgiving eve), it makes me think something is wrong. I have no doubt whoever came up with this grand idea is at home in front of the fire while they make others go to work at 2 in the morning. When the idea of a national day of giving thanks was first being bandied about, I don’t think getting a great deal on a wide screen TV even made the short list of things we should be thankful for. (Granted, there weren’t TVs in the 18th century, but you see my point.)
I know I may sound a bit hypocritical in that we are a retail business that sells things, but we still believe sometimes the best answer really is to use less since there is a lot more to this life than shopping and consumerism.
Now before I spend too much time on my soapbox, I just want to take a moment and offer our thanks to all of those who have and continue to support what we do. All of us at Leber Jeweler wish you a Happy and Peaceful Thanksgiving.
Now go and enjoy your weekend. Spend time with friends or family. Be thankful for the little things in our too-short lives and take some time to read a good book or enjoy the quiet of nature. And don’t worry too much about shopping. Christmas is still 28 days away.