Can I have Thanksgiving and Black Friday too?


Another Thanksgiving is upon us. A time to acknowledge and give thanks for the blessings bestowed upon us. A time to spend with family and friends. It’s a time to enjoy good food, including a turkey meal and apple, pumpkin and cherry pies to name only a few.  After the meal the tryptophan from the turkey kicks in and we settle down to rest. But that’s not it. Lurking In the back of your mind are the items you want to get at a discount on Black Friday.  You’ve been keeping an eye on the pricing and are ready to pounce once you see the deal.

You search the on-line adds of Walmart, Best Buy, Home Depot, Kohls and know the time when the sales begin. You’re laser focused on getting a deal on your items such as; airpods, ring doorbell, clothing, jewelry and perfumes. You realize you’ve got to be ready when the items are offered or risk losing out on a limited supply. Those really good deals go fast. 

This belief stems from being burned in the past and losing out. Some of us remember, prior to the on-line sales,  the only way to get those deals was to get up early in the morning and arrive at the store trying to be one of the first in line to get the privilege to purchase one of the limited supply of deals being offered.  For me, I wasn’t willing to sacrifice my sleep for this, but my wife was.  It takes a person with willpower and patience to endure this escapade; and I don’t have those traits.


So, this Thanksgiving day, as you settle down after a full day of eating and socializing with family and friends, let your cares slip away for the moment because on the other side of that moment is Black Friday.