Whew....that was much to think about this week!
Where has that all left me?!
I have realized....what I have been feeling for quite some time....I WANT TO ONLY SUPPORT THE LOCAL STORES! I want to support stores that have the same common good, morals, values....life thoughts as I do! I want shopping to be about family as the focus rather than STUFF!!!
Some of the stores I shop may be considered a "chain" but they aren't about monopolizing and squeezing out the little guy.
I shop United and Natural Grocers because I believe they are about family...about provided better wholesome choices.
I will even shop Drug Emporium from time to time because they are about being debt free. They don't let you use a credit card at their store!!!
I shop local religious stores because I would rather pay more for a religious item and support the family that works hard to give us that interaction versus the on-line stores.
I shop most of my supplements from my functional doctor because I believe very much in the good he is trying to do for our community and I want to him to be supported not only by me but by all his patients so he can continue to spread great ripples.
I love love love thrift shops and second hand stores.
I love garage sales!
I detest Walmart! Many of the other box stores I am okay with for the most part....I just minimize my use of them.
Amazon I have been on the fence with when a friend shared a good thought: Amazon isn't a mega-store....it is a holding hub for many stores.....it allows you to shop many places at once to find a good buy.
Thus I like using them for actually creating lists and seeing if there is some place locally that can atleast come close to the price.
I am just tired of seeing so many of us accumulating stuff...and forgetting that our economy should be about FAMILY....BONDING...FAITH...NOT STUFF!!!
Where do you stand on our economy!? Where do you shop and why!? Does your finances line up with your faith convictions!?
So many thoughts to ponder on this Thursday!!
Many hugs and blessings dear readers....family...friends....