This Thanksgiving, let's be thankful for what we have, our natural spaces that are still in tact, and their preservation, let's be thankful for the time we get to spend with our loved ones. Let's be thankful that we have the ability to read, educate ourselves and form our own opinions. Let's be thankful that we have a choice to be influenced by the media and #blackfriday2018deals
, or to spend a day off doing something more fulfilling, like #optoutside
, or #peopleoverprofits
. Let's be thankful that we can make positive changes, live simpler, live slower, open our minds, and create a better world.
Perhaps, instead of talking about what everyone wants for Christmas, talk about the impacts, socially, environmentally, financially of our overconsumption. Talk about how corporate retailers like @jcpenney
split up families by making them work on Thanksgiving Day! Talk about things we can experience together, and do instead of fighting our way through crowds to fill our lives with more stuff. Instead of a filling lifestyle, how can we make ours more fulfilling?
promoted the #optoutside
alternative and Kalle Lasn's alternatives to shopping this weekend are on the next slide.
How will you spend your precious time this weekend?
Learn about where these things come from with @storyofstuff
and check out books like 'Affluenza' to learn how to live simpler, more balanced lives with less stuff!