Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone. December 1st is rushing toward us at full speed which means Christmas is just around the corner. For some, anxiety…and maybe even dread…is already rising because of tasks and preparations yet undone. Still, retailers beckon us with glorious ads filled with all the must-haves at bargain prices. And, the internet mall (my personal favorite…it’s impulse purchase heaven!) is calling out to us “Come spend with me. I have everything you need for those on your gift list…and unbelievable deals on the things you’ve been wanting too! Just a few clicks. It’s so easy! Don’t wait! You’ll be too late!”
What should we do? Why shouldn’t we take advantage of these excellent purchasing opportunities? Most assuredly, buying at these bargain prices will bring joy and peace and happiness to us and our loved ones. But will it really? Or are we just getting sucked in by those who want to get their hands in our pockets…like carnival hucksters.
Fortunately, a fellow blogger has already proposed a solution in her post How to Silence the Desire to Acquire. Rather than reinvent the wheel by trying to rewrite what she’s already written, I’ll make it easier for all of us. Simply click here to read Courtney Carver’s helpful post.
Wishing you grace, peace and simple abundance this holiday season.