Monday, December 17, 2018

Is Anything Sacred Anymore?

This is a bit late, but the thought hasn't left me since Thanksgiving time.  To tell what I mean, we need to discuss the point that one aspect of Thanksgiving is gratitude.  Among other things, gratitude means being content with what you have.  It means not wishing you had what someone else has and being happy and grateful for what you do have.

It is always so irritating when I hear and see commercials advertising how we need to buy more things to be happy.  This is greatly augmented when those commercials happen the VERY DAY we celebrate gratitude and Thanksgiving.  Black Friday has encroached on the day when we should be grateful and be with family and friends.  Instead, we are told we need to leave our family and day of gratitude to go and covet what we lack.  Is anything sacred anymore?  Can we really not have a single day to just be with family and friends?  Can we just keep this day sacred where we can be grateful and contemplate our blessings, pray, and meditate on what we have, not on what we lack?

“If a fellow isn't thankful for what he's got, he isn't likely to be thankful for what he's going to get.” 
-Frank A. Clark
Keeping sacred what should be sacred is how we build stronger families, communities, and nations.  We call on businesses to honor what should be kept sacred and keep Thanksgiving a day of gratitude and not a day of coveting.

Obviously our company wishes to sell FotoDialers and other products.  But, we also recognize happiness is not achieved with things and selfishness and that there are more important things than a quick buck.  For these and so many reasons, we are happy to say we are never open on Thanksgiving and will never advertise an, "early Black Friday."  If you call us on Thanksgiving, we will not be here.  If you order online on Thanksgiving, you will receive a confirmation the following business day.  We need more respect for the sacred.  If we forget gratitude on the very day we celebrate it, then what is the point of celebrating?  We will not find the peace gratitude bestows with untethered envying.

From FotoDialer, remember an attitude of gratitude!