Friday, November 23, 2012

Black Friday the Price is Yours!

by Kris Pitcher

The need for "one upping" has really come to an all time low. As a result, Black Friday has become an utter disappointment. Did you know you could have started your shopping last night at 8:00 PM?

You don't even have to camp out any more!? Retailers are on to you and they have the wool pulled so tight over our eyes we can't even see. Black Friday now begins Thursday afternoon. And why wait even that long...the sales started Wednesday.

The need for a week of endurance training and water depletion leading up to the big day is over. Sorry. You athletes out there have no thrills left this shopping season. Anyone can do it.

You don't have to be able to brave the cold, dark, stormy weather. You didn't have to pitch your tent or even run yelling, "Charge!" for the doors. This could waltz right in after your Thanksgiving meal and shop all night.

Frenzy? Not this year. Families are taking breakfast breaks after a successful night of shopping for deals. And maybe it's all for the best. This has never been a sport for the weak hearted.

Nope. This year everyone can shop at their leisure on "Black Friday" saving loads on over-priced items no one needs this holiday season. And as we do I have a suggestion, give yourself the most important gift of all this season.

Give yourself the gift of self-care now. Don't wait until after the next BIG meal. Don't wait until January 1st. Don't wait until all the company goes home. Don't wait until all the leftover pie is gone.

Get yourself off the couch. Drink your water. Put the "one glass of wine" which holds half the bottle, down. Take a walk, or get to the gym. Lay off the carbs and sugar. Eat what you are supposed to eat.

These are gifts only you can give. They aren't on sale today. They are yours every day and the price is your choice.

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