Pioneer Woman at Heart
One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!
One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.
"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~
Friday, December 13, 2013
CHRISTmas is a time for Love, Joy and Peace!
It's bad enough that my inbox is filled with over 20 advertisements selling something - Free Shipping! One day only! Cyber......blah, blah, blah....
Don't let the hype of buying, buying, and buying get you sucked into having to have it all, or give it all. Sheesh. The newspaper must weigh 10 more pounds now that December is here, and the ads are overflowing.
The stores are not going anywhere. After talking to my daughter who works a customer service counter, I got to hear an ear-full of the fact that many folks ended up returning items that they bought (on the Thanksgiving Day sales), when they realized they could not afford them.
So don't be afraid to be different during this time of celebration. I know we all celebrate it for different belief's, but don't let the buying, buying, buying (and eating) consume you this month (and next).
Why did I post this? I received an RAOK, that didn't sit well with me. What is an RAOK? It's a random act of kindness. I received a small item in a regular sized envelope. However, the envelope contained about 3 advertisements for me to "buy" something, or sell something for this person, so I could "buy" something at a discount. This was very disconcerting. I felt my personal information was taken advantage of, for the sake of a "sale." And that is not all that was in the envelope. There was a large flyer from the Jehovah's Witnesses.
Would you have been upset? Bothered? Saddened?