Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Shop Local - Just One Thing
It is unrealistic to think that you can or expect you to find your holiday list within the confines of the Village and certainly you will venture to Riverhead and outlets or the big box stores and we, quite frankly go there too. But get out that "to buy" list and go through it and see if there is just one thing - more is welcome of course - but just one thing that you can buy here in town at a local store.
While we are on the subject, Thanksgiving is about giving - thanks of course - but more about being grateful. Our parents always recalled harder times, less forgiving times, and when we sulked as kids under the burdens of curfews or "to your room with no TV", they were quick to mention that if we were having a hard time now - well just you wait buster. In our less addled moments, we found something good to do - raking a neighbor's leaves, shoveling a sidewalk, opening a door or just plain saying hello and meaning it. Visiting a local store for that just one thing is a terrific gift in itself.
Visit a local merchant and find just one thing on your many lists and find it here. Drop in somewhere for coffee or a cupcake, a sandwich or some hot soup, say hello, open a door. Smile a little bit.
Let's be friends....after all it is Thanksgiving.