Supporting Small Business Saturday has taken on a new meaning this year as it has become much more personal for me. I haven’t ever been a huge fan of fighting the Black Friday crowds to get a deal here and there, or the newer trend of leaving Thanksgiving dinner early to head out shopping for the deal that can’t be beat. These days have always been time to spend with my family and enjoy the couple of days to unwind and reconnect. These days have been time to be thankful for the time I get to spend with my family and enjoy their company as we don’t frequently have this time as our world seems to keep imposing a “hurry up and get it done now” attitude on us. I mean, did you notice how early Christmas decorations were showing up in stores this year?? We seem to be rushed from season to season, from activity to activity.
So, Small Business Saturday is a way of reconnecting with your local merchants, the family businesses. You’ll be supporting the small business owner that is a single mom with two girls at home and one getting ready to go to college. Or the neighbor down the street who has a dad that she supports because he now lives alone for the first time after 57 years. The small business owner is your neighbor, your Facebook friend, your co-workers spouse, your niece, your assistant coach, the blogger you follow trying to reinvent herself!
Support my small business at http://www.pamperedchef.com/pws/bdorrell