Here's a big piece of my heart. I hope you listen.
I'm thinking about you and hoping that you decide to skip the black Friday riff raff this year. Don't be suckered into corporate America's advertising psychology. Those black Friday "deals" out there are not "deals" at all. Corporate America doesn't give a hoot about you. They just use and abuse you to put more money into their fancy pants while they scratch their balls on their fancy yacht. They use advertising and marketing psychology to brainwash your noggin to lead you into their generic, over stimulating stores. Corporate America is encouraging YOU to neglect your own mind and body leading you into "deal" obsessed crowds to be pushed, shoved and talked into some "great deal". Once, I was brainwashed into the cyber Monday madness and bought a TV "deal" from Amazon. It broke one year later. Nuff said! You are better than the corporate world manipulation. You deserve gentleness, love and quality for your hard earned moolah. Instead of being brainwashed, stay home and enjoy some peace. Stay home and gratefully take note of all the stuff you already have so you can use the Law of Attraction to attract more stuff if you need to. The corporate monkeys have nothing on the Law of Attraction.
When you are ready to buy holiday gifts or grab real "deals", buy from local artisans, artists, and crafters. They are the ones that REALLY care about YOU. They spend endless hours perfecting their craft to make this world a sweeter place. They are not focused on "bottom lines" or counting profits. Instead, artisans and crafters are counting all the hearts that they touch with their art. When you buy from artisans, you increase the positive energy that is circling the globe. When you buy from artisans, your hard earned money fuels the artisan's joy, purpose, and sustainability which comes back to you tenfold. When you buy from artisans, the artisan will remember the exact moment that their 'item for sale' was created, the emotions that it evoked and why it is so damn special. When you buy from artisans, the artisan will remember and be forever grateful for YOU. They will remember your name, your family, your smile, the reason for your purchase, the sight, smell and sound of the moment that you bought from them. Corporate purchases are generic, disposable and made in sad situations. Arts and crafts are one-of-a-kind, irreplaceable and made in happy situations. The whole process for both you and the artisan is like finding a treasure.
Think about it. When you present a holiday gift to your beloved, would you want to explain that you purchased it from a corporate monkey who scratches his rich balls on his snotty yacht? Oh hell naw. Your beloved would be much happier hearing that you purchased this unique, bad ass item from a cool artist cat at the local art fair. Think about it.
Reach out to your network and find out where your local artisans are selling their craft or hanging out. Go online and support your favorite artisan from afar. It's that easy.
Remember, money is just an energy exchange. Be mindful to make your exchanges as positive as possible all the time.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones!