Happy BLACK FRIDAY! My sister in Australia thought we were celebrating some kind of post Halloween event with the BLACK theme! I have to tell you my take on it all is it is a dark day when we focus on commercialism straight after a wonderful celebration of gratitude. I personally avoid thinking of shopping on Black Friday as I savor in the delights of Thanksgiving as a slowing down and mindfully enjoying the simple joys of life.
Wikipedia tells us the day’s name originated in Philadelphia where it originally was used to describe the heavy and disruptive pedestrian and vehicle traffic which would occur on the day after Thanksgiving. Use of the term started before 1966 and began to see broader use outside Philadelphia around 1975. Later an alternative explanation began to be offered: that “Black Friday” indicates the point at which retailers begin to turn a profit, or are “in the black”
What you feel about Black Friday? I would love to hear.