4 Things You Can Do on Black Friday (Instead of Shopping)

I’ve never been one to get caught up in the hustle of Black Friday shopping.

Nah, I’d much rather get caught up in the hustle on the week of Christmas.

Seriously though — If your pace does slow down a bit (and you aren’t too coma-tose from all the food from Thanksgiving Day), here are 4 things you can do on Black Friday (…instead of Shopping):

1. Spend time with family and friends — I really look forward to the holidays because it’s always a sure-fire time that I can spend extra time with those who really matter in my life. Take part of your day (or even the full day?) and just enjoy the ones you love.

2. Let the thankfulness continue — My timeline on Facebook was so refreshing on Thanksgiving day. Seeing everyone’s posts expressing their gratitude certainly made my day much more enjoyable. Why not let the “thankfulness” continue?  Spend your day on Friday encouraging others and by posting your gratitude. You’ll never know what that could mean to someone who needs to be refreshed.

3. Be a Giver — Black Friday has always been tailored for the “consumer,” but why not reverse that and be a total “giver” all day? One time I spent the morning of Black Friday handing out hot chocolate to people on the street who were headed to work (… er maybe to their favorite Department Store). People were struck that I was up so early to “serve” (or give to) them.  You can find ways to give to others throughout your day and make Black Friday mean so much more.

4. Just Rest — A wise friend of mine once told me that “sometime the most spiritual thing you can do is sleep.” Can I hear an Amen?  If you have time … just rest.  I can’t think of too many times where I said to myself “Gosh, I really regret resting so much.”

Tell me (in the comments) how you plan to spend your day?

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  • staceyabshire

    Our preacher tells us #4 every Sunday after his sermon.

    • terracecrawford

      Ha – nice!