I follow a few blogs regularly, and one of my favorites is Zen Habits. Reading this blog every week gives me renewed energy and a fresh perspective. It reflects how I feel about life and what I want from it, and this post was no exception. It was as if his words were coming out of my own mouth.
I may never go shopping on Black Friday. But I hope to always keep our Black Friday tradition of cutting our own tree and celebrating the start of the Christmas season. I hope these memories will stay with my girls their whole lives, and they will look back at them and smile.
Most of all, I hope they will learn that life is not about shopping.