The older I get, the more I realize how little I need to be happy.

If you spend a fair bit of time exploring the online world, you have probably been bombarded by advertising about Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. My inbox has been flooded with information about upcoming sales and last minute deals. I even clicked on a few of these “too good to be true’ offers. I found myself spending time exploring amazon sales when I really did not need anything. I almost spent money simply because someone told me I had to shop at this particular time, on that particular day. On each occasion, I left the site with the same money in my pocket as when I first clicked on the item. I woke up from the mindless shopping coma with a toaster in my cart, wondering how to heck I got there!

I do not need anything and when I do have to start my shopping for Christmas, I am going to go to an actual store and support the business that is employing people in our area.  Be wise about how you shop especially if you want your area to keep thriving and employing youth.

Many of you know that I spent a few weeks last summer clearing out my house and what came out of the experience was a disgust at how much we had and how much we never used.

My three kids are grown up so I guess this is just a sign of the times. I do not need to be in the stores at this time of year, fighting the crowds for the latest gizmo. Though to be honest, I don’t think I ever did this as we simply did not have the money to buy the items that I see young parents getting their kids today.

So I am feeling old. I am very appreciative of all that I have and I want this big, ugly world of commercialism to stay out of my holiday season this year.

I look forward to simply being with my kids and our family. I just want health and happiness.

Wow, I sound like my Grandma..:)))

Have a great day.