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Thought for the Week
Hey, it’s Cyber Monk Day–why is everybody shopping online when we should be deep in spiritual contemplation…about all the money we’ve spent? Yes, I know it’s Cyber Monday. It’s just that there’s so much spending going on I figure we’re all going to have to live like monks to pay our credit card bills!
Last week (after Thanksgiving), we had Black Friday the biggest buying day of the year, which I propose, given how many people regret their choices, should be followed by a new holiday called Misgiving.
And now it’s Cyber Monday, the second biggest buying day of the year. Since Misgiving hasn’t caught on yet, I suggest we call the day after Cyber Monday Destitute Tuesday.
Or better yet, assuming we do have some money left…
Let’s embrace Giving Tuesday, a very worthy holiday founded ten years ago and officially co-sponsored by the United Nations. You can even tie it to your traditional holiday gift-giving. Many charities (e.g. World Vision and Heifer International) have holiday catalogues that allow you to make donations in a friend’s or relative’s name.
Suggestion: Add a token item to the gift card, such as a small stuffed animal or figurine to remind them of the baby chicks or goats or farm implements (or?) that you’ve donated in their name. Because, face it, holidays come and go, but…
Love is here to stay.