Mome reads Mommy, My daughter's way to spell it when she was younger... It stuck. My son calls me Mome... just like it looks. I now sign all my notes to them "Love, Mome". It's our inside secret and makes them smile. I always want them to smile.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Thankful Guilt

Thanksgiving and Black Friday are behind us. We had a Wonderful Thanksgiving and are thankful for so much. I wonder, though, in these economic times, if it's right to feast with so many others unable to. I felt guilty looking at all the food we had, knowing so many had/have nothing. Maybe it's just me. When we give thanks for all the things we have, aren't we also reminded of what others don't have? We are Thankful for healthy children, because we know others have sick little kids. We are thankful for the food to nourish our bodies, knowing there are millions without anything to eat. We are thankful for a roof over our head, while others are living on the streets...

It goes on and on. It makes it almost shameful to put out such an elaborate feast when we might feel more Thankful that we have the ability to help others. Over the next couple days I'll be looking into helping others this Christmas. I'd like to provide someone else with a feast. I'd be thankful if someone would allow me to.

I do NOT shop on Black Friday. I do NOT like to shop after Thanksgiving unless it is online. With all the lines of people rushing the doors, the added cardboard displays and sales people think they can't live with out, it's a tradition I never started. The thought actually scares me.

How was your Thanksgiving? What deals did you get (or avoid) on Black Friday?

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