As soon as the thanksgiving meal ends, the ads come out and the preparations for the next morning’s shopping begin. Once we’ve eaten our fill, it is time to plan out our Black Friday adventures. We read the ads, find the best deals, and plot out our day in order to get the door-busters and complete our shopping lists. And now the deals begin even earlier than ever.
And I’m all for the deals; I’ve partaken in the Black Friday rituals in order to snag doorbuster deals for myself.
But here’s what I want us to consider. This practice shapes us. Because everything we do and participate in forms us in some way. And repeated practices (the ones that we do every single year) are important in how they form us.