I had an amazing day with family - a house full of almost 40 people. I live by one of the largest malls in the state and when I arrived home last night, I drove by the mall and was appalled to see EVERY parking spot was filled, buses were shuttling people in and there were lines two blocks long outside the entrance of some of the stores. I just shook my head and thought, this is happening the exact same week I just dropped off bars of soap at a homeless shelter because many people don't even have access to basic needs items. The clients in the front lobby had been so excited!
It's unfortunate that people can't even wait a full 24 hours to go on a huge shopping spree. Please rethink priorities and spend more time on relationships and supporting one another instead of accumulating stuff.
... is the intentional promotion of the things we most value and the removal of everything that distracts us from it. It is about re-evaluating our pursuits, our habits, and our motivations.